Health

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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September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the distribution of over $1 million in federal government grants for UC Santa Cruz research programs.  The University was awarded a $736,839 grant for human genome research in addition to a $308,000 grant to improve its Xena program on cancer genomics research.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) joined with Reps. Katherine Clark (MA-05), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Richard Neal (MA-01), Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Marcia L.

August 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Jimmy Panetta (both D-Calif.), joined by 30 of their congressional colleagues, called on the House and Senate leadership

July 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), and Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ-06) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure new parents quickly receive the additional $500 per child payment provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  

July 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and Congressman Billy Long (R-MO-07) introduced legislation to help preserve agricultural fairs across the country and offset the devastating financial losses they have experienced due to COVID-19.  The Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act will provide grant funding for agricultural fairs through state departments of agriculture to keep them functioning and preserve them for the future.

July 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement in memory of the victims of the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival one year after the tragedy.  The horrific violence took the lives of Stephen Romero, 6, Keyla Salazar, 13, and Trevor Irby, 25, on July 28, 2019.  Congressman Panetta represents part of the City of Gilroy.  

July 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) co-introduced legislation to allow states to extend administrative flexibilities for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, authorized by Congress in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  The Emergency SNAP Flexibilities Extension Act, HR 7794, augments the flexibility that FFCRA provided to states by extending the blanket SNAP waivers approved by the U.S.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) supported passage of H.R. 7608.  The package includes four Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bills: State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.  Congressman Panetta successfully incorporated numerous amendments to the bills, including provisions to protect the environment and natural resources on the Central Coast, strengthen agricultural research and food security, support U.S.

July 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02), Congressman David B. McKinley (WV-01), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Congressman Dean Phillips (MN-03) and Congresswoman Angie Craig (MN-02) led their fellow members of Congress in urging House leadership to include strong funding in the next COVID-19 relief package for the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) to help our schools properly support students with disabilities.   

July 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provided financial assistance to 6,621 local businesses and helped to retain over 82,000 jobs across the central coast of California.  This comes after the Small Business Administration (SBA)