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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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January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the over 200 American firefighters who have provided their services to combat the bushfires currently ravaging the Australian continent. The resolution also honors the longstanding partnership between the United States and Australia to share critical firefighting resources during times of crisis.

December 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced he co-introduced H.R. 5438, the End Valley Fever Now Act to address the potentially deadly disease caused by breathing toxic spores found in soil. Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21) is the lead sponsor of the bill.

December 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the Chairs of the bipartisan For Country Caucus – which is comprised of veterans serving in Congress – celebrated a lengthy list of accomplishments for the military, veterans and military families in the 2020 Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Donald J. Trump will sign into law today.

December 13, 2019 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Yesterday, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) met with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas, to discuss new findings and the current status of the romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7 outbreak.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, to lower drug prices, expand Medicare coverage to include dental, vision, and hearing services, and invest in research for treatment and cures.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) voted for the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act, H.R. 729, a package of ten bipartisan bills that aid coastal ecosystems and economies, improve ocean monitoring and research, and offer coastal managers tools to protect coastal communities most vulnerable to climate impacts.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal announced a deal with United States Trade Representative Ambassador Lighthizer on the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the For Country Caucus formally endorsed Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s (CA-20) bipartisan legislation, the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act, H.R. 3749.

December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) introduced the California Central Coast Conservation Act, establishing a moratorium on all new oil and gas leasing on federal public land on the central coast of California.

The legislation is in direct response to the Administration’s recent decision to allow for new oil and gas leasing and development on over 720,000 acres of public land in Central California, primarily in Fresno, Monterey, and San Benito counties.

December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the administration will increase requirements for hungry Americans using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California, and weaken states’ ability to provide food assistance in high-unemployment areas.