Press Releases

March 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) today joined a bipartisan group of 29 lawmakers in calling for urgent action and clarity from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to assist small businesses being impacted by COVID-19 and related containment efforts.

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March 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined fellow House Ways and Means Committee Democrats in requesting that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig provide the Committee with an update on the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on the tax return filing season.

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March 12, 2020 Press Release
Bill Will Strengthen Retirement Savings for Teachers and Non-Profit Employees

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) introduced the bipartisan Public Service Retirement Fairness Act.  The legislation will level the playing field and ensure public sector and non-profit retirement-savings programs have the same access to low-cost investments as for-profit retirement plans do.  The legislation is cosponsored by Congressmembers Ron Estes

March 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he cosponsored the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal Family Care Act to provide paid sick days immediately to workers in light of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in preparation for future public health emergencies.

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March 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he will participate in this year’s Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee on Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the series of marches that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) voted for an emergency supplemental appropriations bill to address the coronavirus outbreak. The bill includes funding for testing, vaccine development, treatments, and support for state and local preparedness. The legislation passed on a 415-2 vote.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) today joined 59 House Democrats in urging the President to make swift changes to increase the effectiveness of the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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February 25, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he introduced gun safety legislation to ensure completion of background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) system.  Currently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is statutorily required to purge incomplete gun background checks from its systems if they are no

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February 21, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Yesterday evening, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) held a wildfire insurance workshop with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, State Senator Bill Monning, and other community leaders and stakeholders to discuss the growing of issues affecting the insurance marketplace due to wildfire risk throughout the state. 

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