Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

News Release

Congressman Panetta and colleagues pass resolution compelling Vice President Pence to invoke 25th Amendment

House of Representatives currently voting to impeach President Trump in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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News Release

Congressman Panetta issues statement on Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol

Panetta: “Americans have given their lives so we may live in a peaceful nation and ensure peaceful transitions of power. Yesterday’s mob not only disrespected those sacrifices, but mocked the sanctity the People’s House and our democratic process."

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Government / Politics

Congressmen Panetta co-introduces Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act

If approved, the legislation would provide authority for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to work collaboratively with state partners to implement wildfire mitigation projects.

San Benito County Fair. File photo.

Agriculture

Congressmen Panetta co-introduces bipartisan legislation to preserve agricultural fairs

If approved, the legislation would provide $500 million in grant funding.

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Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta secures Central Coast priorities in House appropriations package

Panetta incorporated numerous amendments, including provisions to protect the environment and natural resources, and strengthen agricultural research and food security.

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Environment / Nature

Congressman Panetta votes for the Great American Outdoors Act

If signed into law, the act would work to ensure the protection and preservation of public lands.

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Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta co-introduces the RESTAURANTS Act

Bipartisan bill would support independent restaurants through new revitalization fund.

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Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta introduces legislation to create small business tax credit

If approved, the Safe Reopening Tax Credit Act would work to provide businesses and nonprofits with credit for expenses related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 as they reopen.

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Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta co-introduces Utility Resilience and Reliability Act

Bill announced last year in response to Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

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Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta cosponsors Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Panetta: “Although no single bill will erase systemic racism, it is past time for Congress to create structural changes within our law enforcement system with meaningful legislation. The Justice in Policing Act is a way to modify law enforcement so that it is supportive and suitable for all communities."

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Government / Politics

Panetta co-introduces legislation to create Health Force and expand response to COVID-19

If approved, the health force would recruit, train and employ Americans to expand the public health workforce to combat the coronavirus.

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Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta to host webinar series for Mental Health Awareness Month

First interview on May 1 will discuss domestic violence resources.

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Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta’s staff to hold March mobile office hours

Mobile office hours are an opportunity for members of the community to meet with congressional staff and are offered in addition to meetings in the Salinas and Santa Cruz congressional offices.

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Government / Politics

Panetta amendment included in house-passed Protecting America’s Wilderness Act

"My amendment helps ensure that our federal land managers have the flexibility that they need to take any necessary actions to preemptively address fire, insects, and diseases in wilderness areas," Panetta said.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta touring a strawberry farm in his district. File photo.

Agriculture

Q & A: Jimmy Panetta and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Congressman speaks on bipartisan bill that will ‘provide a clear path to legal status for our domestic farm laborers, and ensure a stable workforce for the future of agriculture.’