Congressman Salud Carbajal Announces $550,000 in Middle-Income Downpayment Assistance Grants for First Time Homebuyers on Central Coast

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced that $550,000 in downpayment assistance grants for middle-income home buyers are being awarded to first time homebuyers on California’s Central Coast through the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBSF). The 11 awards for Central Coast home buyers come from a new pilot program provided through the federal-backed bank to support aspiring C...

Rep. Carbajal, Santa Barbara County Public Health Encourage Central Coast Residents to Sign Up for Affordable Health Care through Covered California

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Congressman Salud Carbajal and Deputy Director of Primary Care and Family Health Division for the Santa Barbara County

Congressman Salud Carbajal joined officials from the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health to encourage Central Coast residents to take advantage of the open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace, which is open now through January 31. Congressman Carbajal highlighted where his work on health care affordability legislation last year ...

Rep. Carbajal Statement on U.S.-Brokered Deal Delivering Humanitarian Ceasefire and Release of Hamas-held Hostages

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SANTA BARBARA, CA — Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement after the announcement of a United States-brokered deal between Israel and Hamas to release some of the hostages held in Gaza, grant a temporary humanitarian ceasefire, and allow humanitarian aid to reach those in need. “Today’s announcement of a U.S.-brokered deal on a temporary ceasefire and release of hostages...

Rep. Carbajal Leads Effort Calling on Congressional Leaders to Bring the President’s Full National Security Funding Request Up for a Vote

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This week, New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair Rep. Salud Carbajal and 75 other members of the New Democrat Coalition urged congressional leaders to schedule a vote on President Biden’s supplemental request for security and humanitarian aid in support of Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, as well as humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians in Gaza and funding to help address immigration backlogs a...

Rep. Carbajal Statement on Vote to Extend Government Funding to 2024, Avert Government Shutdown

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement after voting to avert a devastating government shutdown at the end of this week by extending government funding through early 2024: “When I voted at the end of September to extend government funding, I hoped that the House would use that additional time to find a bipartisan path forward to responsibly fund our government for Fiscal ...

Rep. Carbajal Continues Call for Supplemental Funding for Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is pushing Congressional leadership to swiftly pass President Biden’s request for emergency supplemental funding to meet rising humanitarian needs around the world including those related to the ongoing conflict in Gaza and Israel. Congressman Carbajal recently joined Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressman Ami Bera (CA-06), and Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-51...

Rep. Carbajal Statement on Israel Agreeing to Humanitarian Pauses in Northern Gaza

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) today reacted to news that the United States successfully brokered a deal with Israel to approve daily humanitarian pauses in military action in Gaza to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians in need and facilitate the safe evacuation of civilians from areas where Israel may be conducting operations to root out Hamas terrorists. “As I have repeatedly said, pro...

Landmark Climate Law Backed by Rep. Carbajal Delivers Nearly $2,400,000 for Energy Upgrades at Central Coast Businesses

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced three new grants for energy efficiency upgrades at Central Coast businesses through the landmark climate law he helped create last year. Awards totaling nearly $2,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program are funding projects in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. These awards and other...

Rep. Carbajal Emphasizes Need for Humanitarian Pause in Gaza

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) reemphasized his call for a humanitarian pause in fighting in Gaza and other key diplomatic priorities to Secretary of State Antony Blinken as the Secretary embarks on his next diplomatic trip to Israel. In a letter signed by Rep. Carbajal and 57 of his congressional colleagues, the lawmakers commended Secretary Blinken and President Joe Biden’s emphasis t...

Rep. Carbajal Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veteran Housing Affordability with Rep. Smucker

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Home for the Brave

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced he is reintroducing bipartisan legislation aimed at improving housing access and affordability for U.S. veterans with Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11). The lawmakers’ Home for the Brave Act would exempt veterans' disability benefits from counting toward total income when determining their eligibility for housing assistance programs through the Departme...

Reps. Carbajal, Brownley, Costa, Lofgren, Panetta Applaud White House Request of $2.8 Billion for Agriculture Disaster Relief

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The White House has joined California Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Jim Costa (CA-21), Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) in asking Congress to approve disaster relief funds for California farmers and growers and others impacted by recent natural disasters. The White House requested $2.8 billion in disaster aid for farmers and ranchers impacted by natu...

Rep. Carbajal Seeks Independent Assessment of Successes, Potential Improvements of ‘211’ Hotline

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan government agency, to complete an independent assessment of the successes and potential improvements available for the nation’s 211 public information system and the services it provides to families across the United States. “In recent years, 211 systems have played an increasingly significant ro...

San Luis Obispo Lawmakers Release Agenda for November 1 Public Information Session on Offshore Wind

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), California Senator John Laird (SD-17) and Assemblymember Dawn Addis (AD-30) released the agenda for the public information session they are hosting next week with the County of San Luis Obispo on the development, implementation, and impacts of offshore wind development off the Central Coast. The information session, whic...

Rep. Carbajal Statement on Election of New Speaker of the House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement on the election of a new Speaker of the House: “Make no mistake: restoring our basic ability to govern is long overdue, but is no great accomplishment for my colleagues across the aisle, especially as House Democrats and I have stood united for the past 22 days offering a bipartisan path forward to reopen t...

Reps. Carbajal and Bacon Reintroduce Bill to Expand Benefits for Veteran Survivors of Sexual Assault with Support of Oldest War Veterans Service Organization in U.S.

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The Veteran Restitution and Justice Act

Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02) are reintroducing bipartisan legislation today to expand benefits for veterans who experienced sexual trauma during their service. The Veteran Restitution and Justice Act would change the effective date of a veteran’s claim to allow veterans who experience sexual trauma during their service to receive retroactive disability b...

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