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March 20, 2019 In The News

Jimmy Panetta, a Democrat representing California’s 20th Congressional District, and Don Bacon, a Republican representing Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, serve as chairs of the For Country Caucus in the House. Chrissy Houlahan, a Democrat representing Pennsylvania’s 6th District, and Michael Waltz, a Republican representing Florida’s 6th District, serve as vice chairs of the caucus.

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 11, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), joined Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) in introducing the Honoring Veterans’ Families Act.  The bipartisan legislation allows the spouse and dependent children of a veteran to be included on the veteran’s grave marker upon their death.  Due to a flaw in current law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) cannot include almost any information about the spouse or dependent children of a veteran on a VA-provided tombstone.

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.

February 6, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying again to ensure all Medal of Honor recipients and prisoners of war are given full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would grant them a military band and horse-drawn caisson – honors now reserved only for officers and servicemembers killed in action.

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 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) has been appointed as the Congressional Co-Chair of the bipartisan U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIAs). 

"I am truly honored for this appointment as providing closure to the family, friends, and loved ones of missing servicemembers is a nonpartisan, necessary, and noble cause,"  said Congressman Panetta.  "The work of the Joint Commission also reaffirms our respective countries' commitment to bolstering bilateral cooperation on POW/MIA issues." 

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: