Bipartisan Defense Bill Passes House, Includes Central Coast Heritage Protection Act and Other Priorities

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Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Carbajal voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2022 Fiscal Year. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 316-113. The sweeping measure includes several of Rep. Carbajal’s proposals to address Central Coast priorities and meet our national security needs, including Rep. Carbajal’s bill to protect over 250...

Carbajal, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Reform Liability Rules for Maritime Accident Compensation

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Salud Carbajal and Senator Dianne Feinstein today introduced the Small Passenger Vessel Liability Fairness Act, a bill to reform maritime liability rules in response to the 2019 Conception boat fire that killed 34 people. The Carbajal-Feinstein bill updates an 1851 law that can prevent maritime accident victims and their families from receiving compensation from thos...

Carbajal, U.S. Department of Commerce Announce $2.8 Million Investment to Expand Broadband Access in Paso Robles

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal applauded U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo’s announcement that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.8 million grant to the City of Paso Robles, California, to install fiber optic cable to expand broadband access and increase reliability. This EDA project will be matched with $707,489...

Carbajal, Klobuchar Bill Protects Pilots, Airspace with Stronger Rest Rules

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Washington, DC – Rep. Salud Carbajal and Senator Klobuchar led a bipartisan and bicameral coalition of lawmakers in introducing H.R. 4075, the Safe Skies Act of 2021, with the support of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), and the Independent Pilots Association (IPA). The bipartisan bill ensures cargo pilots are operating under the same rule...

Defense Policy Bill Advances to House Floor, Includes Central Coast Priorities

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Washington, D.C. – At 2:30am this morning, the House Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2022 Fiscal Year. The bill advanced out of committee on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 57-2. The sweeping measure includes several of Rep. Carbajal’s proposals to address Central Coast priorities and meet our national security needs. The full...

Carbajal, Feinstein, Padilla Call for Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Designation

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) wrote to the U.S. Commerce Secretary and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator to urge the agencies to advance the nomination of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS) for designation. The designation proposal is the next ...

Carbajal Secures $11.9 Million for Central Coast Community Projects in Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Carbajal announced he has secured funding for eight community projects in CA-24 totaling $11.9 million in the fiscal year 2022 House-passed appropriations bills. The projects set to receive these funds have garnered community support and will help improve quality of life for residents of California’s 24th District. The projects will help protect our water supply, mak...

Carbajal Announces Over $27 million in COVID-19 Relief Dollars Approved for Local Venues to Save and Create Jobs

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Carbajal announced 41 venues in CA-24 will receive a total of over $27.3 million in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG). Congressman Carbajal voted to establish the program, which provides support to hard-hit businesses in the music and entertainment sector that were forced to shut their doors due to pandemic restrictions. The SVOG program was initially plagued by ...

For Country Caucus Endorses Carbajal’s Bipartisan Home For The Brave Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) is proud to announce that the bipartisan Home For The Brave Act of 2021, has been endorsed by the For Country Caucus, a bipartisan group of military veteran lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The bill would exempt veterans’ VA disability benefits from counting toward total income when determining their eligibility for housing ...

Carbajal to White House: Include National Infrastructure Bank in Bipartisan Package

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Washington, DC – On July 16th, Congressman Carbajal led 19 Members of Congress in a letter to President Biden urging the administration to include a national infrastructure bank in the final bipartisan infrastructure package. The same day, Congressman Carbajal reintroduced the National Infrastructure Investment Corporation (NIIC) Act which lays out how such a bank would operate. The bill sets up a...

Carbajal Reintroduces Bipartisan Home For The Brave Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) reintroduced the bipartisan Home For The Brave Act of 2021 with Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-11). The bill would exempt veterans’ VA disability benefits from counting toward total income when determining their eligibility for housing assistance programs through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The bipartisa...

House Passes $20 Million for Central Coast Projects

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Washington, DC - Today, the House passed H.R. 3684, the Invest in America Act, with bipartisan support. Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) fought for, and secured, $20 million in direct funding for three local transportation projects. The $715 billion package also includes several measures designed to create jobs, improve quality of life for Central Coast residents, and tackle the climate crisis. ...

Carbajal Issues Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

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Washington, DC – Congressman Carbajal issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced a bipartisan deal had been reached on an infrastructure package: “Gridlock has kept us from modernizing our roads, bridges, trains, buses, and water pipes for long enough. This deal is proof that we can get things done if we roll up our sleeves and work together. Glad President Biden achieved t...

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 Announces Tax Credit to Cover Cost of Paid Leave for Small Businesses is Extended Through September

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Carbajal announced that the IRS will continue to provide tax credits to help local small businesses cover the costs of providing paid sick and family leave for workers through September. Along with using the leave to care for themselves and family who are sick, workers can also use leave to get their COVID vaccinations and take time off to recover from any temporary si...

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