Press Releases

February 27, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) supported the House passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan.  The legislation includes provisions to protect farmworkers from COVID, help children safely return to the classroom, improve nationwide vaccine access, extend federal unemployment benefits, provide $1,400 economic impact payments, and more.

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February 25, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined his House colleagues in passing H.R.

February 23, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that Santa Cruz County will receive a $2.75 million grant in COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project funding to help small businesses keep their doors open as they endure the pandemic.  This federal funding comes from the CARES Act, which directs the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to allocate fundi

February 19, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging consideration of the Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Project as the administration develops its infrastructure recovery package.  Congressman Panetta is calling on the President to include funding for projects, like the Pajaro River, that will greatly benefit economically disadvantaged communities,

February 18, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) in introducing the U.S.

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February 12, 2021 Press Release
Congressman Panetta’s SOS Act and funding for farmworkers included in House version of the pandemic relief package

This week, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) directly worked on over a half of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Rescue legislation that is in the U.S.

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February 9, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) led a group of Congressional members in a letter to Governor Newsom to ensure outreach to farmworkers as part of the State of California’s Phase 1B distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine.  The letter requests a robust educational campaign, including linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate resou

February 9, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Congressional Bike Caucus Chairman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) introduced the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment (E-BIKE) Act to encourage the use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, through a consumer tax credit.  Due to the distance, speed, and ease by which they can travel, e-bikes will help replace vehicle trips and comm

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February 7, 2021 Press Release

This week, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and the Major General William H. Gourley VA-DoD Outpatient Clinic in Marina announced that the facility will hold a COVID-19 vaccine distribution day on Saturday, February 13, for veterans ages 75 and up.

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February 5, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he was appointed by Congressional leadership to serve on three important House Committees in the 117th Congress: the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on Agriculture, and the House Committee on Armed Services.  This will be Congressman Panetta’s third consecutive term serving on the Agriculture Committee and

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