Press Releases

April 28, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) announced legislation to increase the ability for Americans struggling with food insecurity to receive restaurant meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced the Immediate COVID-19 Testing Procurement Act, legislation to require the President to fully mobilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) to direct emergency production, procurement, and distribution of supplies needed to increase testing for COVID-19.

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April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) led 126 members in the U.S. House of Representatives in calling on the President to eliminate payment limits for specialty crop, livestock, and dairy producers before the final Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) details are announced.

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April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), and Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10) introduced the Emergency Ensuring Access to SNAP (EATS) Act to ensure college students would not be rendered ineligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on the basis of their student status during this national emergen

April 22, 2020 Press Release
Members Appointed to White House Panel on Economic Recovery

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) led fellow House Democrats appointed to the White House economic recovery panel in calling on the President for a defined federal strategy to dramatically increase the production, training, and availability of testing for COVID-19.

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April 22, 2020 Press Release
Senators Introduce Companion Bill to Congressman Panetta’s NICS Data Integrity Act

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) applauded Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) for

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April 20, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA –  Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined a group of 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives in calling on House leadership to ensure that future COVID-19 response legislation helps protect the ability of Americans to safely exercise their right to vote amid the COVID-19 pandemic and future crises. 

April 18, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students throughout California’s 20th Congressional District.  The U.S. House of Representatives sponsors this competition each spring to recognize and honor talented young artists from each congressional district across the country.

April 16, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) released the following statement after accepting an invitation from the President of the United States to join the White House’s bipartisan Congressional panel on economic recovery and participating in a conference call with the President, members of his administration, and the Congressional panel:

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April 15, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan Proposal Significantly Expands Paycheck Protection Program to Increase Access and Help Employers Retain Workers

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) cosponsored the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act to significantly expand the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure that every qualified small business is able to access the critical assistance they need to retain their workforce and cover basic operating costs f

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