Rep. Carbajal Leads Bipartisan Call for Agricultural Research Investments in 2024 White House Budget

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Last night, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) led a bipartisan group of 27 members of the House of Representatives in a letter urging the White House to prioritize investments in agricultural research in the upcoming 2024 budget set to be released in the next month. The lawmakers emphasized the impact additional research in automation and mechanization would have in supporting farmworkers, easing...

President Biden Approves Rep. Carbajal Request to Add Ventura County to Disaster Aid Declaration

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Last night, President Joe Biden approved an amendment to his major disaster declaration to include Ventura County, a change pushed by Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) over the past few weeks in the aftermath of heavy storms and flooding across the Central Coast. President Biden’s approval of individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allows Ventura County reside...

Carbajal, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Strengthen Red-Flag Laws, Keep Guns from Dangerous Individuals

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Congressman Salud Carbajal and Senator Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) today introduced the Extreme Risk Protection Order Expansion Act, a bill to help states enact laws that allow family members and law enforcement to acquire temporary court orders to have guns removed from dangerous individuals. The bill would create a new federal grant program to help enact extreme risk protection orders laws,...

Rep. Carbajal Blasts House GOP Bill Designed to Hamstring Tools that Lower Central Coast Energy Costs

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) denounced a measure put up for a vote by the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives that would hamstring the Executive Branch’s ability to release oil from the United States’ strategic reserves, despite evidence that previous releases have helped offset gas price spikes over the past year. “Members of both parties agree that increased...

Congressman Carbajal Launches Resource Page for Storm-Impacted Families in Santa Barbara and SLO Counties, Encourages Applications for FEMA Aid

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This week, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) launched a new resource page on his website to provide information on federal aid available to families and businesses in his district who were impacted by this month’s severe storms and flooding. After securing a major disaster declaration from President Biden for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Congressman Carbajal is using this page to h...

Reps. Carbajal, Panetta Deliver $10 Million to Support Monarch Conservation Efforts

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This week, U.S. Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) highlighted the $10 million investment in critical monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation they secured in the federal funding package passed at the end of last year. The $10 million in federal funds, a $6 million increase over what was approved for the prior fiscal year, includes $3 million made available throu...

President Biden Approves Congressman Carbajal Request to Add Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo to Major Disaster Declaration

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Tonight, President Joe Biden approved an amendment to his major disaster declaration to include San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, a change pushed by Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) over the past week in the aftermath of heavy storms and flooding across the Central Coast. President Biden’s approval of individual and public assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEM...

Reps. Carbajal, Panetta Urge President Biden to Unlock Direct Storm Relief for Families and Businesses by Declaring Major Disaster

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Today, Congressmen Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) urged President Biden to approve California’s request for a major disaster declaration to unlock additional storm relief for Central Coast families and businesses impacted by recent storms and flooding. “We are grateful for the swift support your Administration has afforded to our region in the wake of the severe winter storms,” t...

Rep. Carbajal, Bipartisan Group of California Lawmakers Urge Expedited Federal Support for Caltrans in Response to Winter Storms

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02), and 33 California Members of Congress in bipartisan letter to to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA) Shailen Bhatt to request expedited support, funding, and other assi...

Following Rep. Carbajal Push, Biden Administration Approves Federal Disaster Declaration for Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties

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Last night, following a request from Congressmen Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), the Biden-Harris Administration approved an amendment to California’s federal disaster declaration to include Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. “I am grateful to President Biden, FEMA, state officials, and our local leaders and emergency managers for working quickly to ensure Central Coast ...

Reps. Carbajal, Panetta Urge President Biden to Amend Federal Disaster Declaration to Include San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Counties

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Tonight, Congressmen Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) urged President Joe Biden to amend California’s federal emergency declaration to include San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The lawmakers’ request comes in the wake of torrential rainfall and high surf that has triggered widespread flooding, damage, and ongoing evacuations up and down the two counties. “Time is of the e...

Beginning Fourth Term in Congress, Rep. Carbajal Reflects on Priorities for 2023, Accomplishments of Past Year

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Earlier this morning, Congressman Salud Carbajal was sworn in to his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Central Coast in California’s 24th Congressional District. Upon taking his oath of office, Rep. Carbajal issued the following statement: “It is my privilege to again represent in the halls of Congress the communities, businesses, and hard-working families of the Ce...

Carbajal: Final Bipartisan Defense Policy Bill Includes Key Support for Central Coast Military Families, Vandenberg SFB

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal shared that the final version of the Fiscal Year 2023 defense policy bill, which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month and was signed into law by President Biden today, includes important support for the Central Coast’s military families and numerous provisions that he pushed to include in the new law. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fi...

Biden Signs Carbajal’s Maritime Liability Reforms Inspired by Conception Boat Fire

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Today, President Joe Biden signed legislation that includes a measure authored and championed by Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) that updates maritime liability laws to help victims of boating disasters, a reform inspired by the 2019 Conception boat fire. The Small Passenger Vessel Liability Fairness Act, first proposed by Carbajal and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), changes an 1851 law that can ...

Carbajal’s Federal Firefighter Fairness Act Signed into Law

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Today, President Joe Biden signed into law a measure authored by Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) to improve disability and retirement benefits for federal firefighters by ensuring they receive the same access to job-related disability and retirement benefits as state, county, and municipal firefighters. “Federal firefighters have been on the front lines in California fighting wildfires as we ex...

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