Press Releases

December 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) was appointed by Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC-06) to serve as a Chief Deputy Whip for the 117th Congress.  Chief Deputy Whips are responsible for helping the Whip operation secure accurate counts of where members of the Democratic Caucus stand on issues and bills in the United States House of Representatives

November 27, 2020 Press Release
Representatives secure extension one day after urging FEMA to approve their request

FEMA has approved a 30-day extension of its non-congregate shelter program for CZU Lightning Complex Fire survivors in Santa Cruz County.  This approval came one day after Congressman Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) 

November 27, 2020 Press Release
**The Marine Life Studies project removed abandoned fishing gear from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to protect marine life**

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) commended the completion of a 

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November 25, 2020 Press Release
The bipartisan Preserving Charitable Incentives Act temporarily modifies tax code to increase charitable donations from businesses

SALINAS, CA – Yesterday, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-Nebraska) introduced the bipartisan Preserving Charitable Incentives Act to temporarily eliminate tax incentives to destroy property rather than donate goods to charity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The legislation increases the cap for charitable tax deductions to incentivize

November 24, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA - Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), Steven Horsford (NV-04), and Darin LaHood (IL-18) have introduced the bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act to revitalize the tourism and hospitality industries, which have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The legislation will provide comprehensive relief for the convention, entertain

November 24, 2020 Press Release
233 Members Send Bipartisan Letter Highlighting Dire Need

SALINAS, CA - Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) led 233 of their colleagues in 

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November 19, 2020 Press Release
Legislation will support growers with crops damaged by smoke taint

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Representatives Mike Thompson (CA-05), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Dan Newhouse (WA-04) announced the introduction of the 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act.

November 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) released the following statement in response to yesterday’s announcement that the Trump Administration will expedite troop drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan:

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