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August 9, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced that Mesa Del Rey Airport received a grant totaling $454,050 from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration.  The funds will be used to rehabilitate the lighting systems along the edge of Runway 11/29, to ensure safe airfield operations in low visibility conditions.

August 8, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that he will be holding town hall meetings in Salinas, Watsonville, and Monterey.  These meetings will be opportunities for members of our community to share their ideas and concerns about issues affecting the central coast of California.

August 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) joined Reps.

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August 7, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that communities in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties will receive federal grants totaling over $4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grants are provided through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), and HOME programs.

August 2, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, immediately following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will seek to roll back current fuel economy and emissions standards and nullify California’s waiver, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) joined a coalition of 60 Democratic Members of Congress in announcing a resolution (H.Con.Res 130) to oppose the move.

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August 2, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25) introduced bipartisan legislation to support seasonal employees of the National Park Service (NPS).  Under existing regulation, seasonal employees of the NPS are only permitted to work at one National Park annually.  The bill, H.R.

August 1, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) today announced dates and locations for staff mobile office hours for the month of August.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

MONTEREY, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) joined Central Coast veterans for a “Vet into Your Sanctuary” Cruise on board the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research vessel Fulmar.

July 26, 2018 Press Release
Bill would strengthen vital alliance

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced the No NATO Withdrawal Act, H.R. 6530, to reassert Congressional support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the longest-standing and most successful military alliance in the world.  The bill is cosponsored by Republican co-lead, Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA). 

July 26, 2018 Press Release
Bipartisan VET-2-FARM Act invests in our next generation of farmers by paving the way for veterans to pursue their American Dream in agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) cosponsored the Veteran Empowerment and Training to Facilitate Agricultural Revitalization and Mobilization Act (VET-2-FARM Act) of 2018 in the U.S. House of Representatives.  By ensuring that all veterans are eligible for support from the U.S.

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