Press Releases

March 25, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led a bipartisan group of six lawmakers in sending a letter to U.S.

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March 23, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led bipartisan group of 27 lawmakers in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting targeted assistance for the specialty crop industry in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

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March 23, 2020 Press Release
$350 Billon Small Business Lending Bill Provides Cash Advances and Zero Interest Loans

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) co-introduced new legislation to help small businesses, nonprofits, and Central Coast workers facing unprecedented economic challenges as a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.  Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) is the lead sponsor of the bill.

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March 20, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) wrote a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) urging the agency to immediately provide Spanish-language online resources for small business owners seeking coronavirus-related assistance through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

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March 19, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led a bipartisan group of 42 lawmakers in calling on U.S. Department of State Secretary Mike Pompeo to ensure that H-2A agricultural visas get processed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-02) announced that they introduced H.R.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined a bipartisan group of 72 lawmakers calling on U.S.

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March 17, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) called on California’s Governor Gavin Newsom to activate National Guard members to help respond to and alleviate food insecurity across the state as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues.

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March 17, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined 106 Members of Congress in calling on the administration for an immediate, nationwide moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions from properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae,

March 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) voted for H.R.

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