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  • Rep. Carbajal Statement on Farm Bill Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    After listening to and meeting with many members of our agricultural community, I know the importance of a strong Farm Bill that supports our Central Coast agriculture and maintains important nutrition programs for our most vulnerable residents. This bipartisan bill is in the best interest of Central Coast farmers and our food insecure neighbors who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to put food on the table and keep their families healthy. Today’s Farm Bill also mainta... Read more

  • Carbajal Announces Long Sought-After Federal Pay Increase for SLO County
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced that federal employees in San Luis Obispo County have received a locality pay increase, earning salaries comparable to Los Angeles County workers. In 2018, this represented a 13.1% overall pay increase. In August, Carbajal wrote to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Pon expressing concerns over the pay disparity between federal employees in SLO County versus Santa Barbara and Kern Counties, and requesting that OPM reconcile this pay dif... Read more

  • Carbajal Announces Winners of Congressional App Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara – Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 24th District. The winners were a team of four students from Santa Barbara High School: Gabrielle Englese, Madeline Rogers, Joy Patterson, and Karleigh Dehlsen for their app “Santa Barbara Highlights.” After witnessing the destruction of recent natural disasters, the winners were inspired to create an app that would boost Santa Barbara’s local economy. Their app feature... Read more

  • Carbajal Secures Funding to Strengthen Mental Health Programs in Criminal Justice System
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    San Luis Obispo – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced San Luis Obispo County will receive three federal grants totaling $1.79 million from the Department of Justice to support programs that improve outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses and substance abuse issues who come into contact with the criminal justice system. San Luis Obispo County will receive $400,000 through the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) to support initiatives which aim to safely reduce ... Read more

  • Reps. Carbajal and Bacon to Discuss Future of Education, Cybersecurity, and Extreme Weather Events in Bipartisan Congressional Exchange Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara – Next Wednesday and Thursday, August 30th and 31st, Congressmen Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Don Bacon (NE-02), both first-term Representatives serving on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), will participate in a bipartisan congressional exchange program to share unique perspectives and challenges of residents in their respective districts. The Members will tour Cal Poly University’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) to discuss the progress of the program as well as s... Read more

  • Carbajal Condemns Acts of Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara – Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement regarding the explosive devices which were sent to several prominent political figures as well as CNN’s office in New York. “This attempted attack is absolutely unacceptable and amounts to an act of terror on our leaders and our free press. Regardless of how strongly we disagree on the issues, violence has no place in our political discourse. “Today I am especially thankful for the law enforcement agencies who... Read more

  • Carbajal Announces Federal Grants to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    San Luis Obispo – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) will announce $1,065,243 in federal resources to support programs provided by Stand Strong, formerly the Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo, which assists domestic violence survivors with housing needs and legal services. The Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women has awarded Stand Strong $465,243 toward the transitional housing program, which curbs homelessness among individuals fleeing from intimate partner violence by provi... Read more

  • Carbajal Secures Funding for Central Coast Harbors and Water Project in Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development, Environment and Energy

    Washington, DC – Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced the passage of new federal funding for water projects on the Central Coast included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895). The bill includes investments in the Cachuma Water Project, and will help fund necessary dredging in the Morro Bay Harbor and the Santa Barbara Harbor. The spending bill was signed into law by the President on Friday. “The Morro Bay and Santa Barbara Harbors are both significant e... Read more

  • Congress Directs Energy Department to Study Funding for Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    San Luis Obispo, CA – Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced today that Congress has directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to study public and private funding sources available to decommissioning nuclear powerplants, including the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The report was included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895). “With the impending Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure, I am working t... Read more

  • Key Central Coast Priorities Signed into Law in National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington, DC – Today, the President signed into law the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military. The FY19 NDAA provides a 2.6% pay increase for our military personnel and provides the necessary resources to increase readiness through improved training and modernization efforts. The FY19 NDAA includes key policy wins for Central Coast priorities and programs authored by Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-2... Read more

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