Rep. Carbajal Highlights Securing $1,000,000 Investment for New Housing Options, Health Clinic in Downtown Santa Barbara

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) visited the future site of more than 30 new apartments and a health clinic in downtown Santa Barbara to present Sanctuary Centers and the County of Santa Barbara with the $1,000,000 investment he secured in this year’s federal budget to support the project. "This is an example of great partnerships in action helping to address the Central Coast’s greatest issues...

President Biden Approves Rep. Carbajal Push To Unlock Additional Federal Aid for Central Coast Communities Impacted by Recent Storms

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) thanked President Biden for approving California Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for a major disaster declaration, which will unlock additional federal storm aid for Central Coast communities impacted by recent winters storms, flooding, and other extreme weather. “I am grateful to President Biden and his administration for recognizing the severity of the storms t...

In Wake of Iran Attack and Amid Increasing Need in Gaza and Ukraine, Rep. Carbajal Joins Bipartisan Call for Speaker to Allow Vote on Senate-Passed National Security Funding Package

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On Sunday night, Congressman Salud Carbajal joined a bipartisan group of 91 Members of Congress imploring Speaker of the House Mike Johnson to allow a vote on the bipartisan national security funding package, which passed the Senate in February, in order to provide critical aid to Ukraine and Israel as well as deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians in Gaza. “The inaction of ...

Carbajal Announces 2024 Women of the Year Award Winners

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Women of the Year 2024

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced the six winners of the 2024 Congressional Women of the Year award from the Central Coast. “This year's recipients of the Women of the Year Award are making exceptional strides to improve the quality of life on the Central Coast. Their remarkable efforts often go unnoticed, yet they continue to make a significant impact. It is my honor to highlight these ...

Rep. Carbajal Highlights $543,000 Investment in Grover Beach’s Public Safety

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined officials from Grover Beach earlier this week to present the $543,000 federal grant secured through his work on the 2024 federal budget. The funding included in the 2024 federal funding bill signed into law by President Biden last month will allow the Grover Beach Police Department to make key upgrades to its equipment, including new in-car video recorders...

Biden Administration Implements Carbajal-Backed Law to Close ‘Gun-Show Loophole’ and Expand Background Checks for Firearm Purchases

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) commended President Joe Biden and his administration for implementing improved background checks and tighter rules on the purchase of firearms, regulations required by the federal gun safety package Rep. Carbajal helped get signed into law in his previous term. “This is a small but important fix to our nation’s background check system for deadly firearms – one th...

Rep. Carbajal Surveys Dredging Operations Underway at Ventura Harbor, Highlights $8.4 Million Delivered in 2024 Funding Deal

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Left to right: Congressman Salud Carbajal, Manson Construction Project Manager Max Oviedo, Senior Business Operations Ma

Congressman Salud Carbajal met with officials with the Ventura Port District to survey the annual dredging underway at the harbor and discuss how $8,471,000 he secured in the 2024 federal funding deal will help ensure safe navigation for Ventura Harbor’s maritime industry and recreational boaters and maintain its public beaches. The funding signed into law last month by President Joe Biden contain...

Rep. Carbajal Announces Over $20,000,000 In Federal Grants for Central Coast Head Start

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced that his work securing a boost in funding for federal early education programs is delivering more than $20 million in grants for Head Start programs in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Rep. Carbajal, who earlier in his career worked with Head Start as a Parent Involvement Coordinator and Family Services Advocate, visited CAPSLO today to ...

Rep. Carbajal Announces Latest Round of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Santa Barbara Airport

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Carbajal announces $3.9 million for SBA

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced new funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supporting Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, part of the most recent round of grants from the landmark law which has provided more than $30 million to Central Coast airports since 2021. Congressman Carbajal was joined by Santa Barbara Airport Director Christopher Hastert and Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rows...

Rep. Carbajal Highlights New Direct Tax E-Filing Tool Created through Landmark Inflation Reduction Act, Available for Californians this Tax Season

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Congressman Salud Carbajal is encouraging Central Coast residents to check their eligibility for a new free federal tax tool that allows individuals to directly file their tax forms with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the 2024 tax season ending April 15. Despite 93% of all tax filings being filed electronically last year, the IRS did not have a method for families to directly file tax form...

Rep. Carbajal Continues Push to Extend Federal Internet Affordability Program Supporting 38,000 Central Coast Residents

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is continuing his push to preserve the Affordable Connectivity Program, the federal internet affordability program that is lowering monthly internet bills for more than 38,000 Central Coast households. The Affordable Connectivity Program was created by Rep. Carbajal and his colleagues through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021. The funding for the program ...

Rep. Carbajal Pushes To Unlock Additional Federal Aid for Central Coast Communities Impacted by Recent Storms

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is urging President Biden to approve California Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for a major disaster declaration, which would unlock additional federal storm aid for Central Coast communities impacted by recent winter storms, flooding, and other extreme weather. The federal disaster declaration requested by Governor Newsom would provide Federal Emergency Manageme...

Carbajal-led Legislation to Protect Coast Guard Cadets, Improve Coast Guard Accountability for Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention Passed by Bipartisan Committee Vote

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This week, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced legislation that prevents Coast Guard Academy cadets from punishment when reporting an incident of sexual assault, language which was proposed last year by Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Ranking Member Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-2). The provision passed 53-3 as part of the Coast Guard Au...

“Are We Not For The Free Market Anymore?: Rep. Carbajal Calls Out Out-of-Step Republican Leadership Pushing Anti-Carbon Pricing Resolution

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Rep. Carbajal H Con Res 86 Speech

Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) called out House Republican leadership for bringing up a resolution aimed at condemning proposals that would put a price on carbon and implement fees to hold polluters accountable, an area of climate policy that has enjoyed bipartisan support for more than a decade and often been championed by conservative leaders. “This resolution denounces the free market, cap...

Reps. Carbajal, Lieu, Lofgren Lead Bipartisan California Delegation Urging Gov. Newsom to Prioritize Investments in California’s Space Economy

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Congressman Salud Carbajal, representative for the U.S. Western Range at Vandenberg Space Force Base and senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA-36) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-18) to lead a bipartisan call by nearly the entirety of California’s Congressional delegation today urging Governor Gavin Newsom to prioritize investments in California’s space e...

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