Rep. Carbajal Praises Biden-Harris Commitment to Restrict New Offshore Oil Drilling on California Coast, Pushes for Full Ban on New Offshore Leases

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Today, Congressman Carbajal applauded the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement that it does not intend to not sell new leases for offshore drilling on the California coast for the next five years, a priority he has pursued since his first days in Congress. “The Central Coast knows the devastation that oil spills can bring to our community, our wildlife, and our local economies. That’s why I’...

Carbajal, Cut Flower Caucus Co-Chairs Unveil ‘Don Young American Grown Act’

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Today, the five bipartisan Co-Chairs of the Cut Flower Caucus unveiled a revised version of the American Grown Act named in honor of the late Representative Don Young of Alaska that they will introduce later this week. On Friday, Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) will officially introduce ...

Rep. Carbajal Announces $444,000 Grant from American Rescue Plan to Expand High-Speed Internet in Northern Santa Barbara County

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced a $444,787 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to improve high-speed internet connectivity in Santa Ynez and other parts of northern Santa Barbara County. The grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan, the landmark COVID-19 relief bill that Rep. Carbajal helped get signed into law in March 2021. “Whether it’s a small business needing to bring it...

Rep. Carbajal Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal, a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, where they struck a half century of legal precedent on Constitutional reproductive rights by overturning Roe v. Wade: “This decision, which overturns a half century of legal precedent, is a betrayal of ...

Carbajal’s Provision to Promote ‘Red Flag’ Laws Included in Bipartisan Gun Safety Package Headed to President’s Desk

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Today, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives sent to the President’s desk a proposal championed by Congressman Salud Carbajal which will expand the use of ‘red flag’ laws, a portion of a commonsense gun safety package crafted over the past month. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes multiple provisions to reduce gun deaths and keep American communities safe, including...

El Esfuerzo del Congresista Carbajal Sobre las Leyes de ‘Bandera Roja’ fué Aprobado en el Congreso, y Su Proyecto de Ley Será Firmada por el Presidente Biden

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Washington, DC. – Hoy, las dos cámaras del Congreso aprobaron un acuerdo bipartidista para reducir las muertes por armas que incluye incentivos para los estados a usar leyes de ‘bandera roja’, un esfuerzo del Congresista Salud Carbajal que ha defendido para proteger los los niños y las familias en todos los Estados Unidos. La Ley Bipartidista de Comunidades más Seguras (Bipartisan Safer Communitie...

Carbajal Helps Advance Defense Policy Bill with Key Support for Central Coast Military Families, Vandenberg SFB, Research Partnerships with Local Universities

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Earlier this morning, Rep. Salud Carbajal joined a bipartisan majority of the House Armed Services Committee to send its comprehensive defense policy bill for the upcoming fiscal year to the House Floor. Included within the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23 NDAA) are multiple provisions championed by Congressman Carbajal that will support operations at Vandenberg Space ...

El Congresista Carbajal Celebra Nueva Ley que Reducirá los Gastos Familiares, y Resolverá los Problemas de la Cadena de Suministro

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El jueves pasado, el Congresista Carbajal visitó la Casa Blanca para presenciar una firma de ley que apoyó en el Congreso, para reducir los gastos familiares y resolvar los problemas e interrupciones de la cadena de suministro. Esta ley mejorará la supervisión del mercado de transporte marítimo, reducirá las tarifas de envío altas, y abaratará costos para las familias y pequeñas empresas de la cos...

Biden Signs Carbajal-Backed Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Supply Chain Disruptions, Lower Costs for Families

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal, Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, joined President Joe Biden at the White House as he signed a bipartisan measure aimed at reducing supply chain disruptions, cracking down on inflated shipping fees, and lowering costs for Central Coast families and businesses. “It seems that no one in America today doesn't know the phrase 'supp...

House Approves Rep. Carbajal’s 'Red Flag' Legislation to Reduce Gun Deaths and Keep Guns Away from Dangerous Individuals

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Today, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve legislation written by Congressman Salud Carbajal aimed at expanding use of red flag laws nationwide to reduce gun deaths. Rep. Carbajal’s Extreme Risk Order Protection Act creates a grant program at the U.S. Department of Justice to encourage states to adopt ‘red flag’ laws and support the 19 states that have alrea...

In Santa Maria, Rep. Carbajal Touts $8 Million for the Central Coast Delivered by His Vote for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal visited Santa Maria Airport (SMX) and touted more than $8 million in funding already secured from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for Central Coast projects in the seven months since it was signed into law. These historic first investments from the BIL—part of $9.7 billion already announced for California’s transportation, climate, energy, and environmental proje...

House to Consider Rep. Carbajal’s 'Red Flag' Legislation Next Week

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced that his legislation to reduce gun deaths will receive a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives next week. Rep. Carbajal’s Extreme Risk Order Protection Act, which has more than 100 co-sponsors in the House and a companion bill led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in the Senate, would create a grant program at the U.S. Department of Justice to encourag...

Congressman Carbajal Urges Senate Leaders to Consider His State-Level Red Flag Legislation with Bipartisan Legacy

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Today, amid reports that the U.S. Senate is engaged in bipartisan discussions about ‘red flag’ law legislation, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) wrote to U.S. Senate leaders to highlight his legislation that incentivizes states to adopt these laws. “As members of the United States Senate from both sides of the aisle are reportedly discussing legislation that would encourage states to set up red ...

Rep. Carbajal Applauds Biden-Harris Administration Announcement of First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal applauded the announcement by the Biden-Harris Administration of the first-ever offshore wind lease sale in California’s history. “After years of collaboration with our local, state, and federal partners, today’s announcement of the sale of California’s first-ever offshore wind leases proves that the Central Coast is leading the way to our clean energy future.” sa...

Rep. Carbajal Unveils Updated Bill to Expand Pell Grant, Improve College Affordability

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced updated legislation to expand the Pell Grant and improve college affordability for students across California and the U.S. alongside students and staff from University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). Congressman Carbajal’s Degrees Not Debt Act would double the maximum Pell Grant ...

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