Press Releases

June 10, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the distribution of $5,814,926 in federal government grants to the city of Salinas to support homeless Americans and individuals at risk of becoming homeless because of hardships such as job loss, wage reduction, or illness due to COVID-19.

June 8, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he is an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.  The bicameral legislation was introduced today in the House by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-

June 4, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) co-introduced the Coronavirus County Relief and Stability Act to address the lack of COVID-19 relief funding for small and midsize counties. This bipartisan legislation is co-introduced by Representatives Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), and Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale).

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May 23, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA –  Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.

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May 22, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Congressman Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues introduced the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act.

May 22, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led 72 members of Congress in calling on House leadership to provide or direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide funds to protect farmworkers and their children.

May 21, 2020 Press Release
Legislation Introduced as the Administration Announces Plans to Abandon the Open Skies Treaty

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced the Preventing Actions Undermining Security without Endorsement (PAUSE) Act to prevent a U.S. president from withdrawing from international treaties without Congressional approval.  

May 14, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced legislation to provide immediate support to nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities across the country experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19 cases.

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May 11, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) called on Administration officials to make full use of the United States government’s international food assistance programs to mitigate the global hunger implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. The members urge U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S.

May 11, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-15) called on Administration officials to make full use of the United States government’s international food assistance programs to mitigate the global hunger impli

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