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I am committed to working towards continued access to health care and improving, not repealing, the Affordable Care Act. I will advocate for the central coast’s health care concerns as Congress continues to debate health care reform. Our seniors, veterans, students, families, and everyone in between deserve to feel secure in their health care future. 

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August 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), a member of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and 213 Members of the House Democratic Caucus wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding he immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act.

July 29, 2019 Press Release

GILROY, CA – Today, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), who jointly represent the City of Gilroy, issued the following statement in response to the tragic violence that occurred on July 28, on the closing day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

“The city of Gilroy, and our constituents, are now among a very sobering group of communities that have endured a mass shooting. It is heartbreaking what the families and loved ones of the victims, and those injured, face in the wake of this tragedy. Our condolences are with them.

July 26, 2019 In The News

More than 40 California Democrats wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today asking the administration to withdraw its proposed rule to crack down on eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led his Democratic colleagues from the California Congressional Delegation in urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to rescind a proposed rule to eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also referred to as CalFresh in California.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) announced the introduction of H.R.3749, the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act.  The bipartisan legislation directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide grants to organizations that provide legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness.  Original cosponsors of the bill include fellow veteran members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to pause the Trump Administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

"I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to halt the inclusion of an unnecessary citizenship question in the 2020 Census.  The Administration’s rationale for adding the question is inadequate and based on politics over sound policy.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) supported passage of H.R. 3055, the Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Related Agencies, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2020. 

Congressman Panetta secured over $29 million in critical federal funding that could benefit the central coast of California, including:

May 23, 2019 In The News

SANTA CRUZ– As health care costs rise and a growing number of people cannot afford care, state and federal representatives are proposing and voting on bills to improve the issue.

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, voted for House bill 986 on May 9 and House bill 987 on May 16, which the House passed. Both bills protect people with preexisting medical conditions, lower prescription drug prices and eliminates short term health insurance plans lacking benefits.

April 19, 2019 In The News

The San Benito Health Foundation in Hollister has received $2.5 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to allow it to continue providing a wide range of primary health care services.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced today that the San Benito Health Foundation has received a federal grant totaling $2,493,435.00 from the Department of Health and Human Services.            

"Community health centers and clinics are integral to our region’s health care system," said Congressman Panetta.  "These funds will help the San Benito Health Foundation to continue to provide their patients with quality health education and preventative services, and to promote healthy lifestyles."