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April 20, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that UC Santa Cruz will receive $729,309 in federal grant funding to aid the institution’s research on circadian sleep rhythms in microscopic organisms and humans.  The circadian rhythm is the internally driven cycle that help organisms fall asleep and wake up during the 24-hour cycle.

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April 15, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) released a statement on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ongoing consideration to use Camp Roberts as a temporary facility to house unaccompanied children under 18 years old who have crossed the southern border in an attempt to avail themselves of the laws of the United States.  If HHS f

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April 14, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the Veterans Earned Transportation (Vets ETA) Act.  The legislation permanently reauthorizes a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program that provides safe and reliable transportation to and from VA facilities or other locations providing critical care such as vocational rehabilitation, counseling, and medical treatment.  Congressm

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April 13, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act.  The legislation incentivizes the expansion and deployment of microgrids, which provide backup power, independent from the larger energy grid, during emergencies.  As extreme weather events, such as wi

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April 13, 2021 Press Release

**Watch press conference given by Congressman Panetta and the bipartisan group of congressmembers at the conclusion of their trip to the Southern Border in Hidalgo County, Texas here** 

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April 9, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) along with Representatives Billy Long (R-MO), Mike Levin (D-CA), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced bipartisan 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 would provide $500 million in federal grants for a

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April 8, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) held a virtual roundtable on the rise of anti-Asian American hate crimes with members of the Central Coast Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  Congressman Panetta discussed his efforts at the federal level to curb anti-Asian hate crimes and listened to the stories and experiences of those in attendance.  Attendees included individua

April 6, 2021 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) was joined by Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02) to introduce the bipartisan Preserving Family Farms Act.  The legislation would help family-owned farms continue operations after a loved one has passed by easing the burden of the estate tax.  The bill would modernize the special use valuation provision of the

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April 3, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) released the following statement following the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans.

April 2, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the bipartisan Military Hunger Prevention Act with Representatives Don Young (R-AK-AL), Marilyn Strickland (D-WA-10), Don Bacon (R-NE-02), Salud Carbajal (DA-CA-24), and Jim Baird (R-IN-4) to help low-income military families living with food insecurity make ends meet.  The Military Hunger Prevention Act would create a basic needs al

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