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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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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."

April 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), lead sponsors of the bipartisan, bicameral KITTEN Act, today applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the agency would end its taxpayer-funded experiments on kittens.  Previously, the agency had infected kittens with a parasite to perform toxoplasmosis research, then slaughtered and disposed of the kittens once the animals’ research use was exhausted.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced H.Res. 214, recognizing the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and its leadership in researching and protecting servicemembers from infectious diseases such as malaria.

February 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced today that he has been appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional leadership has appointed Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) to serve on three committees during the 116th Congress.  He will serve on the House Ways and Means Committee and its Trade Subcommittee.

February 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, H.R.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led 54 of his colleagues in writing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressing concern that the administration’s decision to decrease the number of Area Census Offices could lead to a potential undercount of rural, immigrant, low-income, communities of color, and traditionally hard to count communities during the 2020 Census. 

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) was appointed by Congressional leadership to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee.  Congressman Panetta released the following statement:

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December 12, 2018 In The News

MONTERY – Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill – the Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday – that includes a number of bipartisan provisions that will benefit the Central Coast plus a historic move to allow hemp production. It next goes to President Trump for signing.