Press Releases

May 6, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21), and Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) sent joint letters to National Institute of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins and California Governor Gavin Newsom, requesting that funding prioritization be given to research on how COVID-19 has affected essential workers in the food industry, especially farmworke

May 6, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) sent a bipartisan letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom calling for the state to use its allocation from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Coronavirus Relief Fund to assist small and local governments on the front lines fighting COVID-19.

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May 6, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) led 41 of his colleagues in the U.S.

May 5, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) sent a bipartisan letter to House and Senate leaders addressing the lack of COVID-19 relief funding for small and midsize counties. Other signers of the letter include Representatives Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael).

 

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May 4, 2020 Press Release
Bill Improves Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the CARES Act

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he co-introduced the Strengthening UI for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act to expand unemployment insurance for American workers.  The legislation is sponsored by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) in the House and by Senator Reed (D-RI) in the Senate.

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May 4, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the distribution of $1,694,028 in federal government grants for federal housing programs in California’s 20th Congressional District to help respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The funding for these grants is from the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act an

May 1, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined 87 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos opposing the Administration’s decision to block Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Tempo

May 1, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) co-introduced bipartisan legislation to allow local governments to utilize funding allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Flexibility for Localities and Eligibility Expansion Act of 2020, or FLEX Act, H.R.

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April 30, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced a new webinar series during the month of May, National Mental Health Awareness Month, to provide federal and local mental health resources to community members.

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April 30, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined 63 Representatives in calling on Administration officials for improved testing and contact tracing infrastructure in order to manage the novel coronavirus, citing an inadequate an

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