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  • Carbajal, Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Farmworker Focused Immigration Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Carbajal joined a bipartisan group of House members in reintroducing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The bill, formally introduced by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), creates lasting reform to our immigration system to address workforce shortages in the agriculture industry and provide stability and fairness for farmworkers. Rep. Carbajal is part of a team of nine members that crafted the bill, which included five Democrats and four Rep... Read more

  • Carbajal Votes to Pass Historic Democracy Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal joined House Democrats in voting to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The bill is a sweeping democracy reform package which will protect and expand the right to vote and restore integrity and accountability to Washington. “Many see Congress as a dysfunctional, corrupt institution more beholden to special interests than the public interest. Today, we face several enormous challenges and confronting them begins with making sure our government i... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Votes to Pass the American Rescue Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Carbajal voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act, a long overdue COVID-19 relief package which delivers critical relief to overcome many of the challenges presented by the pandemic. The $1.9 trillion package will help facilitate students’ safe return to the classroom, distribute more vaccines, support workers and hard-hit small businesses, and deliver another round of direct stimulus payments to assist families and boost our economy. “The need for another round of... Read more

  • Central Coast Heritage Protection Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act (H.R. 973) passed the House of Representatives as part of the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, a package aimed at preserving America’s public lands. The package passed on a bipartisan basis, with a vote of 227-200. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act designates nearly 250,000 acres of public land in the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as wilderness, the hi... Read more

  • Carbajal, Cárdenas Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Emergency Meals
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Health

    WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) introduced the Expanding Access to Emergency Meals Act. This bill ensures that all low-income families have access to emergency meals funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance during future emergencies and disasters. “The pandemic has forced millions of Americans into economic uncertainty, unsure whether they’ll be able to keep the roof over their heads or put food on the... Read more

  • Carbajal Honors Local Veteran Advocate Bob Handy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara, CA – Last week, Rep. Salud Carbajal held a ceremony recognizing local veterans advocate Robert “Bob” Handy for his work on behalf of Central Coast veterans. Rep. Carbajal entered a special written tribute honoring Bob Handy into the official Congressional Record, permanently memorializing the contributions he has made to improve life for veterans on the Central Coast. Rep. Carbajal presented Mr. Handy with a framed copy of the Congressional Record insert during the ceremony. "I am... Read more

  • Carbajal Reintroduces Central Coast Heritage Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) reintroduced the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, which would designate nearly 250,000 acres of public land in the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as wilderness. The wilderness designation is the highest form of federal protection and prohibits any development on these precious public lands. The bill also establishes a 400-mile long Condor National Recreation trail, stretching from Los Angeles to Monterey... Read more

  • Carbajal Statement on Passing of Former Congressman Lagomarsino
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara, CA – Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement on the passing of former Central Coast Congressman Bob Lagomarsino: “I am saddened to hear of former Congressman Bob Lagomarsino’s passing. Congressman Lagomarinso left a lasting impact on the Central Coast by championing the creation the Channel Islands National Park and for his top notch constituent service, but these are just two notable achievements in a long legacy of public service. His civil, bipartisan approac... Read more

  • Carbajal Urges Protection of Monarch Butterflies
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, and Sen. Jeff Merkley wrote to the Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expressing concern with the recent decision to forego listing the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act and urging substantial investments in monarch conservation efforts so this crucial pollinator does not go extinct before protections are in place. This monarch butterfly faces growing threats from the loss of milkweed a... Read more

  • Carbajal Introduces Resolution Honoring Frontline Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Last night, Congressman Salud Carbajal introduced H.Res 86, a resolution which expresses support for frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic and acknowledges the risk they have taken on in order to continue to provide essential services, ensure public safety, and keep America running. Since the outbreak of this deadly virus, countless medical workers, emergency management personnel, public safety officers, grocery and food service workers, postal and deliver workers, farmwork... Read more

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