Congressman Panetta Takes Oath of Office
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) was sworn in as a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 116th Congress.
"I am honored and humbled to continue serving the people of the central coast of California and fighting for our values in Washington, D.C.," said Congressman Panetta. "As a member of the 116th Congress, I am committed to our constitutional responsibility to govern, and that includes ensuring that our government is properly funded and open. Today, Congress will pass legislation to end the partial government shutdown. I hope that we can come together to fully open the government and support the dedicated individuals who provide our nation with critical safety, security, and emergency management services.
"As your representative, I look forward to continuing to work on important issues that affect our communities and country, from protecting voting rights, to passing immigration reform, reducing gun violence, serving our veterans, and combatting the causes and effects of climate change. As always, I will work with a bipartisan collaborative spirit to get things done and move our nation forward."
Congressman Panetta was joined at the swearing-in by his wife, Carrie McIntyre Panetta, two daughters, Siri and Gia, and his mother and father, Sylvia and Leon Panetta.
"As I enter my second term in Congress, I remain committed to serving the people on the Central Coast by being a bridge to the federal government. I will continue to assist constituents with any personal issues concerning federal matters including Social Security, Medicare, federal employee retirement, immigration services, passports, veterans services, and military records searches," continued Congressman Panetta. "Through my work, I can help improve people’s lives and future. That’s why I ran for office and that’s why I look forward to my continued service to the people and principles of the Central Coast."