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  • Carbajal, LaMalfa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund Forest Roads
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) introduced the Funding Our Roads and Ecosystems Sustainably Together (FOREST) Act to help ensure forest roads in California and across the nation have the funding needed to maintain infrastructure and keep communities safe. Currently the National Park Service (NPS) receives $292 million to maintain over 13,000 miles of road, yet the United States Forest Service (USFS) receives only $18 million to maintain 370,000 miles of road.... Read more

  • Carbajal Land Protection Bill Passes Through Natural Resources Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Rep. Salud Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, H.R. 2199, passed through the House Natural Resources Committee today. The next stop for the bill is a full vote on the House floor. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act seeks to designate nearly 250,000 acres of land within Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as protected wilderness areas. The bill also creates a 400-mile long Condor National Recreation trail that will stretch from Los Angeles to Monter... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal and Cargo Pilots Introduce Safe Skies Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) along with members of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), International Brotherhood of Teamsters, cargo pilots, commercial pilots and aviation experts introduced the Safe Skies Act of 2019. This bipartisan bill would ensure cargo pilots are operating under rules that fight fatigue and keep our airspace free from danger. Currently, cargo pilots are operating under weaker flight, duty and rest regulation... Read more

  • Carbajal Questions Coast Guard and NTSB in Conception Boat Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Watch Carbajal committee questioning here. Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal questioned members of the U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on safety regulations and next steps related to the Conception boat fire that took 34 lives off the coast of Santa Barbara earlier this year. The questioning occurred at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on maritime safety that Rep. Carbajal requested in the wake of the Conception tragedy. Carbajal questioned t... Read more

  • Carbajal, Bipartisan Members Introduce Farm Workforce Modernization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development, Immigration

    Watch Carbajal’s full remarks here. Yesterday, Rep. Salud Carbajal joined a bipartisan group of House members to introduce the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This bill has the initial support of 24 Democrats and 21 Republicans, and provides lasting reforms to our immigration system that address workforce shortage in the agriculture industry. "My father was a farmworker, I spent summers working with him in the fields and I know firsthand how important the labor of those who harvest our food i... Read more

  • Carbajal Introduces New Infrastructure Bank Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Rep. Salud Carbajal announced the introduction of his new bill to create a national infrastructure bank today at the 11th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure. The bill, named the National Infrastructure Investment Corporation (NIIC) Act of 2019, sets up a national infrastructure bank that would help leverage private dollars to give local governments another way to fund critical infrastructure projects. “[This bill] helps communities gain funding to repa... Read more

  • Carbajal Chosen to Help Develop Final National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Last night, Rep. Salud Carbajal received the honor of being named a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2020 fiscal year. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Carbajal took part in the 21-hour-long committee markup of the NDAA. Now, as a conferee, he will be a negotiator at the table as the House and Senate resolve differences between their two individual NDAA bills into one final piece of legislation. “I’m proud to be selected to help deliver a final... Read more

  • Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department awarded $71,000 Firefighter Safety Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Department of Homeland Security announced today that Carpinteria-Summerland FPD (CSFD) has been awarded a federal Assistance to Firefighters grant worth $71,316. The grant will fund the purchase and installation of vehicle exhaust source-capture systems for the fire stations in Carpinteria and Summerland. These systems will eliminate 100% of the contaminants emitted by starting, running and backing the fire apparatus in the fire station engine bays, and will be a critical addition to CSFD’s Fire... Read more

  • Carbajal and Community Leaders Celebrate Offshore Oil Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal joined local advocates, environmental and business leaders, and community members at Shoreline Park for a press conference to celebrate Wednesday’s House passage of the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (H.R. 1941). This bill bans future offshore oil and gas leasing off the U.S. coasts, and includes Carbajal’s California Clean Coast Act (H.R. 279) within it. Rep. Carbajal kicked off the press conference and was joined by Linda Krop, Chief Counsel of the Envi... Read more

  • Extreme Risk Protection Order Act Passes Through House Judiciary Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Preventing Gun Violence

    Today, the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Act of 2019, H.R. 1236, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee’s gun violence prevention markup, moving it one step closer to a vote on the House floor. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and co-led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). “This is a historic day in the fight to end senseless gun violence. I am deeply proud that our Extreme Risk Protection Order Ac... Read more

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