Carbajal Statement on Juneteenth Becoming a Federal Holiday

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Washington, DC – Congressman Carbajal issued the following statement after President Joe Biden signed S. 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, into law. Rep. Carbajal voted to pass this legislation in the House last night, where it passed with bipartisan support. “Slavery was a scourge on our nation’s history that should not be ignored or swept under the rug. Today, we took a small bu...

Carbajal Applauds Justice Department Model Red-Flag Law to Help States Reduce Gun Violence

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Santa Barbara, CA - Rep. Carbajal issued the following statement after the Department of Justice published model legislation to help state governments craft Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws last week. ERPO laws, such as the one California enacted following the horrific 2014 Isla Vista mass shooting, empower families and law enforcement to act on warning signs to prevent dangerous individu...

Carbajal Announces Juana Flores to Return to Goleta

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Carbajal announced that the Department of Homeland Security has granted Central Coast community member, Mrs. Juana Flores, humanitarian parole. After being deported to Mexico two years ago, she will now be reunited with her family. “After two long years apart, the Flores family will finally be reunited. Juana’s deportation under the Trump Administration left a hole ...

Carbajal anuncia que Juana Flores regresará a Goleta

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Santa Barbara, CA – Hoy, el Congresista Carbajal anunció que el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS por sus siglas en Inglés) ha concedido libertad condicional humanitaria a la señora Juana Flores, miembro de la comunidad de la Costa Central. Después de ser deportada a México hace dos años, la Sra. Juana Flores se reunirá con su familia. “Después de dos largos años separados, la familia Flores...

Carbajal Announces Agreement on Offshore Wind Project in Morro Bay

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Santa Barbara, CA – Rep. Carbajal today joined the White House in announcing an agreement on the size and scope of leasing to allow for offshore wind development off the coast of Morro Bay. The area available for offshore wind development would span 399 square miles, enough to produce 3GW of energy, which represents the largest proposed floating offshore wind project in the United States. A map ca...

Carbajal, Feinstein Reintroduce Gun Violence Prevention Bill

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal and Senator Dianne Feinstein reintroduced the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and co-led by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI). Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. The Extreme Risk Protection Order ...

Carbajal Reintroduces Small Transit Communities Modernization Act

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Santa Barbara, CA -Yesterday, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) reintroduced the Small Transit Communities Modernization Act. The bill would stave off a steep cut in federal funds that could impact small urban transit providers, including Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (SBMTD). Currently, the federal Small Transit Intensive Cities (STIC) program provides funds to transit providers serving u...

Carbajal Urges Families to File Taxes Before May 17 To Get Their Advance Child Tax Credit Payments As Soon As Possible

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Washington, DC – Rep. Carbajal is urging families on the Central Coast to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17th deadline to ensure they quickly receive the maximum amount they are entitled to in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments. One of the vital measures to support workers and families that was included in the American Rescue Plan is an expansion of the Child Tax Credit, a his...

Carbajal Announces 2021 Women of the Year Award Winners

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Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal announced the winners of the fourth annual Congressional Women of the Year Award. The six winners of this year’s award are: Yessenia Echevarria of Paso Robles, Courtney Haile of San Luis Obispo, Sr. Theresa Harpin of San Luis Obispo, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle of Santa Barbara, Arcelia Sención of Los Olivos, and Silvia Uribe of Goleta. The Congressional Women of the Year Aw...

Carbajal Leads Letter Encouraging State Leaders to Share COVID-19 Relief Funds with Special District Local Service Providers

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Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Salud Carbajal led a letter urging California State leadership to ensure special districts’ can access COVID-19 relief funding provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). The letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins highlights that special district local governments providin...

Carbajal Statement on Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in San Luis Obispo

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal issued a statement following an officer-involved shooting in San Luis Obispo that killed one detective and injured another on Monday evening: “I am saddened that a member of our local law enforcement was killed and another was seriously injured in the line of duty in San Luis Obispo last night. My thoughts are with Detectives Benedetti and Orozco'...

Carbajal, Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Bipartisan MARKET CHOICE Act

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Santa Barbara, CA – On Friday, Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) joined Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) in reintroducing the MARKET CHOICE Act. This bipartisan legislation seeks to implement a fee on carbon emissions, which would help fund infrastructure advancement and development while combatting climate change. In a recent survey published by the Yale Program on Climate Change ...

Carbajal Applauds Introduction of Senator Padilla’s Bill to Protect Over One Million Acres of California Public Lands

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Carbajal applauded U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) for introducing a sweeping public lands package, the Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California (PUBLIC) Lands Act, to protect over one million acres of California’s cherished public lands. The bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and includes Rep. Carbajal’s Central Coast...

Carbajal, Local District Attorneys Urge Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Funding for Victims of Crime Act

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Carbajal was joined by local District Attorneys in urging the Senate to take up bicameral and bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) by fixing how the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) is funded. The Crime Victims Fund was established to provide funding for victim compensation – including medical bills, lost wages, and funeral costs – and critic...

Carbajal Formally Introduces the Naomi Schwartz Safe Parking Program Act

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Santa Barbara, CA – Yesterday, Congressman Salud Carbajal held a press conference to announce the introduction of the bipartisan Naomi Schwartz Safe Parking Program Act. The bipartisan bill establishes a grant program for cities and local governments to utilize in order to establish a safe parking program, or expand an existing program, for community members experiencing homelessness. The bill wa...

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