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May 5, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the Inspire to Serve Act, H.R. 3000.  The bipartisan Inspire to Serve Act is comprehensive legislation to implement the recommendations of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (Commission) and advance America’s core principles of service, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

April 27, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) introduced the Family Attribution Modernization Act.  The bipartisan legislation would modernize current tax law that penalizes small businesses in community property states, and disproportionately impacts women business owners.

April 27, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) highlighted a report by Co-Equal, a data analytics group, that demonstrates the benefits of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit (CTC) for California’s 20th Congressional District.  The report makes clear that the one-year expansion of the CTC, as mandated by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), will benefit 158,900 children and 14,900 childre

April 21, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) 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 private sector retirement plans do.  The legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Ron Estes (R-KS-04), Brendan Bo

April 20, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that UC Santa Cruz will receive $729,309 in federal grant funding to aid the institution’s research on circadian sleep rhythms in microscopic organisms and humans.  The circadian rhythm is the internally driven cycle that help organisms fall asleep and wake up during the 24-hour cycle.

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April 15, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) and Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) released a statement on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ongoing consideration to use Camp Roberts as a temporary facility to house unaccompanied children under 18 years old who have crossed the southern border in an attempt to avail themselves of the laws of the United States.  If HHS f

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April 14, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the Veterans Earned Transportation (Vets ETA) Act.  The legislation permanently reauthorizes a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program that provides safe and reliable transportation to and from VA facilities or other locations providing critical care such as vocational rehabilitation, counseling, and medical treatment.  Congressm

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April 13, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act.  The legislation incentivizes the expansion and deployment of microgrids, which provide backup power, independent from the larger energy grid, during emergencies.  As extreme weather events, such as wi

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April 13, 2021 Press Release

**Watch press conference given by Congressman Panetta and the bipartisan group of congressmembers at the conclusion of their trip to the Southern Border in Hidalgo County, Texas here** 

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April 9, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) along with Representatives Billy Long (R-MO), Mike Levin (D-CA), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation to help preserve agricultural fairs across the country and offset the devastating financial losses they have experienced due to COVID-19.  The Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act would provide $500 million in federal grants for a

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