Press Releases

July 9, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led 136 members of Congress in calling on the administration to reverse its decision to strip international college students of their U.S. visas if their coursework was entirely online.

July 7, 2020 Press Release
Demands Assurances Of No New Leases From Trump Administration

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and 30 Members of the California House Delegation expressed their concern about reports that the Trump Administration continues to develop plans to expand oil and gas leasing along the U.S. Pacific Coast.  In a letter to U.S.

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July 6, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA –  Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and over one hundred of his colleagues in Congress, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), demanded that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) immediately begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  

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July 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that he introduced the Revolving Loan Fund Flexibility Act, to provide localities greater flexibility in using federal economic development funds delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The legislation will allow local governments to repurpose funds that have been loaned from and repaid to a revolving loan fun

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement on the Entry Into Force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Entry Into Force makes the agreement’s new standards and enforcement mechanisms effective starting today:

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that he co-introduced the Encourage Americans to Save Act (EASA).

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive congressional climate action framework, which includes Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s (CA-20) legislation, the Green Bus Tax Credit Act, H.R. 5163 and the Clean Energy Production Parity Act, H.R.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that he co-introduced the Opportunity Starts at Home Act to provide permanent, supportive services for people at-risk of experiencing homelessness.  The bill was introduced along with Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and fellow California Ways and Means Democrats Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Congresswoman L

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) led Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04), Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24), Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01), and 14 other Members in calling on the White House Coronavirus Task Force to immediately address the safety needs of American firefighters and the communities they serve, as the COVID-19 pandemic persist

June 26, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and 47 Members of Congress announced the introduction the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act. This legislation, the principles of which were first unveiled last November, works to tackle the threat of climate change through the tax code. This includes an unprecedented extension and expansion of renewable energy use to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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