Rep. Carbajal Statement on 2024 Farm Bill

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement following the conclusion of the House Agriculture Committee’s markup of the 2024 Farm Bill early this morning: “The Farm Bill is critical for the Central Coast – and because this legislation only happens twice every decade, I know that it is not just important to get this bill done. It is important that we get this bill done ...

Rep. Carbajal Statement on 10th Anniversary of Isla Vista Mass Shooting

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On the tenth anniversary of the mass shooting in Isla Vista, California, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) today released a video statement remembering the lives lost and recommitting to curbing gun violence in their memory. The full video statement can be found here. “I still remember that day. The phone calls I got, the anguish we all felt both for Isla Vista and my alma mater UCSB,” said Rep....

Carbajal, NDC Immigration & Border Security Task Force Statement on Senate Republicans’ Failure to Pass Bipartisan Border Deal

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Today, New Democrat Coalition Immigration and Border Security Task Force Vice Chair Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) released the following statement after Senate Republicans again blocked a vote on the bipartisan deal to secure the border and address the broken asylum process: “Over 100 days ago, Congressional Republicans walked away from the toughest, most comprehensive bord...

Rep. Carbajal Announces $7,000,000 in New Federal Housing Grants for Central Coast

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced more than $7.1 million in new federal housing grants to increase the availability of affordable housing options on the Central Coast across all three counties he represents in Congress. “My top priority in Congress is lowering the cost of living for Central Coast families, and I know that begins with the roof over their heads, and I am proud that the bud...

Rep. Carbajal’s Bipartisan Bills Combating PFAS Contamination at Airports Signed into Law

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Carbajal SLO Airports PFAS Event

Last night, President Joe Biden signed into law Congressman Salud Carbajal’s (CA-24) ‘Clean Airport Agenda’, a slate of bipartisan bills aimed at helping curb the threat of forever chemicals near airports. The bills are part of the bicameral aviation policy package crafted over the past year with the help of Rep. Carbajal and his colleagues on the House Aviation Subcommittee. The‘Clean Airport Age...

Reps. Carbajal and Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Law Enforcement Staffing Shortages, Strengthen Vetting of Recruits

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) were joined by members of the nation’s top law enforcement groups to mark National Police Week and highlight their introduction of bipartisan legislation aimed at helping local police departments mitigate staffing shortages. The Filling Public Safety Vacancies Act provides an emergency boost to the federal grant program that prov...

Rep. Carbajal’s Bipartisan Bills Combating PFAS Contamination Approved by House, Headed to President’s Desk

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Rep. Carbajal at SLO Airport

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved Congressman Salud Carbajal’s (CA-24) ‘Clean Airport Agenda’, a slate of bipartisan bills aimed at helping curb the threat of forever chemicals near airports. The bills are part of the bicameral aviation policy package now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk for him to sign into law. The ‘Clean Airport Agenda’ includes Rep. Carbajal’s Pollution-Fre...

House Passes Carbajal-led Legislation to Authorize U.S. Coast Guard Operations, Improve Support for its Critical Missions, and Improve Accountability for Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention

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Rep. Carbajal spoke on the House floor earlier today highlighting the important missions undertaken by the Coast Guard and the improvements included in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2024. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a bipartisan vote legislation crafted by Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Ranking Member Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Transportation and...

Reps. Carbajal Helps Introduce Bill to Address Lapse in VA Health Care

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined U.S. Representatives Young Kim (CA-40), Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06), and Jill Tokuda (HI-02) to introduce the Combat Veterans Pre-Enrollment Act, a bipartisan bill to allow servicemembers to opt in to Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) patient enrollment. Currently, members of the armed forces cannot apply for VA health care after they are discharged f...

Rep. Carbajal Urges President Biden to Uphold U.S. Law and Policy Regarding Delivery of Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

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Congressman Salud Carbajal, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, is urging President Biden to enforce U.S. law and policy amid evidence and reports that Israel has restricted the flow of U.S. aid to Gaza – where over one million Palestinians are experiencing catastrophic levels of starvation. In a letter to President Biden, Congressman Carbajal and...

Congresista Carbajal Celebra el Cierre de un Vacío Legal de las Verificaciones de Antecedentes Para La Compra de Armas de Fuego.

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El congresista Salud Carbajal (CA-24) está elogiando al presidente Joe Biden por implementar reglamentaciones este mes exigidas en el paquete federal sobre seguridad de armas que el Sr. Carbajal ayudó a crear. Las nuevas reglas incluyen verificaciones de antecedentes más exhaustivos y normas más estrictas para la compra de armas de fuego. “Esta es una pequeña, pero importante mejoramiento en el si...

Rep. Carbajal’s ‘Clean Airport Agenda’ Combating PFAS Contamination Included in Bicameral Aviation Bill Agreement, on Track to Become Law

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Carbajal SLO Airports PFAS Event

Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), a member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, announced that his slate of bipartisan bills designed to help communities curb the threat of forever chemicals near airports is included in the bicameral aviation policy legislation released earlier today. Rep. Carbajal’s bipartisan ‘Clean Airport Agenda’ includes his Pollution-Free Aviation Sites (PFAS) Act, which cr...

Rep. Carbajal Highlights New $850,000 Award to San Luis Obispo County to Construct New Additions to the Edna Valley Trail

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edna trail

Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is highlighting $850,000 he secured in the 2024 federal budget to build a 1.2 mile bike and pedestrian path adjacent to State Route 227 in San Luis Obispo. The funding is set aside to help complete segments 6 and 7 of the Edna Valley Trail, a project overseen by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG). The new trail will connect neighborhoods along th...

Rep. Carbajal Surveys Santa Barbara Dredging Operations Receiving $3 Million from 2024 Funding Deal

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Carbajal and Mayor Rowse at SB Harbor

Congressman Salud Carbajal and Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse joined Santa Barbara Harbor officials to survey the semiannual dredging at Santa Barbara Harbor and discuss how $3,040,000 secured in the 2024 federal funding deal will help ensure safe navigation for Santa Barbara’s maritime industry, recreational boaters, and maintain its public beaches. Video footage from Congressman Carbajal’s visi...

Rep. Carbajal Reacts to Joint Statement from Tribal Leaders and Offshore Wind Leaseholders Backing Cooperation to Finalize New Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) reacted to the joint position taken by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and all three leaseholders of offshore wind lease areas off Morro Bay backing with ‘full support’ the proposed designation of the new marine sanctuary off the Central Coast of California. “I’m encouraged to see Central Coast stakeholders speaking with one voice today to emphasize ou...

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