Congressman Jimmy Panetta

Michelle Loxton

Congressman Jimmy Panetta has been in the Monterey Bay area for a couple of weeks, traveling throughout his district. The KAZU News team sat down with him last week to ask “Where We’re At” on some of the top issues affecting our community.

Erika Mahoney

 


Immigration enforcements happen throughout the year. But with the recent warnings about nationwide ICE raids, some are using the opportunity to educate undocumented immigrants about their rights. 

Michelle Loxton

The fear of immigration raids at local farms was heightened after President Trump recently tweeted about mass deportations. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Congressman Jimmy Panetta addressed that concern after a town hall in Watsonville.

Krista Almanzan

Helping veterans and active duty military has been a focus of Representative Jimmy Panetta during his time in Congress. He is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He served in the Navy Reserve.

Krista Almanzan

Local, low-income families who rely on CalFresh to buy their groceries are the latest to be affected by the partial government shutdown. 

Erika Mahoney

 

Tomorrow is payday for federal workers, but many won’t be getting a check. The ongoing partial government shutdown is putting a strain on local families and comes with hidden costs.  

Krista Almanzan

Veterans Resource Centers can be found on college campuses across the nation, but funding for them is scarce.  A bill in Congress could change that.

Krista Almanzan

Taking the oath of citizenship is a Fourth of July tradition across the country.  This holiday season about 14,000 immigrants will become American citizens, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

One ceremony took place Tuesday in Salinas.   

Erika Mahoney

Central Coast Congressman Jimmy Panetta wants to expand protections for crime victims who are undocumented immigrants.

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Update: The public comment will be re-opened on Monday, July 31st.  It will end on Monday, August 14th.

Wednesday is the last day to submit a public comment on a Presidential Executive Order on ocean energy exploration, which includes a review of part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.