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  • Carbajal Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Ensure Veterans Receive Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and Military Families

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined by Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), introduced the bipartisan Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act of 2017, a bill that eases process for veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits or decorations. The Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act requires the Department of Defense to develop guidelines for the use of unofficial sources of information in determining benefits and decoration eligibility wh... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal to Trump: Release National Monuments Report to Public
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24) led 26 Members of Congress in a letter to President Trump demanding he publicly release his formal report asking President Trump to reduce protections on a number of 27 national monuments under review as part of Executive Order 13795, including the Carrizo Plain National Monument on the Central Coast. In a report sent to Trump on August 24th, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke reportedly asked the President to shrink ‘a handful’ of nationa... Read more

  • House Unanimously Passes Carbajal Amendment to Strengthen Pipeline Safety Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced the passage of his amendment to the FY18 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, requiring updated automatic shutoff valves and leak detection standards for oil and gas pipelines. The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 includes instruction that the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), issue updated regulations to requi... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Statement on Trump Administration Termination of DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement today as the Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay: “DACA has given nearly 800,000 young people a shot at the American Dream, allowing them to come forward, live, work, and learn in the United States legally and without fear of deportation. This includes the over 9,000 students, entrepreneurs, and military members eligible for... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Announces Support for a Diablo Canyon Power Plant Decommissioning Community Advisory Panel
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) wrote to Ed Halpin, the Senior Vice President, Generation and Chief Nuclear Officer for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), to express his support for a community advisory panel during the decommissioning of two nuclear reactors at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) in San Luis Obispo. In accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) guidelines, once a power plant is set to be closed, the plant owners must initiate a decommissionin... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Calls On Sec. Zinke To End Review of Carrizo Plain National Monument
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    After Review Halted for Five National Monuments, Carbajal Requests Exemption on Central Coast Santa Margarita, CA – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, urging the Trump Administration to end review of the Carrizo Plain National Monument amid broad support for the Monument and public opposition to modification of its designation. Secretary Zinke recently announced that of the 27 national monuments originally under designation review, Craters of the Mo... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Writes Sec. Tillerson Urging Diplomatic Resolution in North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    After Nuclear Threats from Regime, Over 60 U.S. Congressmen Criticize President’s “Irresponsible and Dangerous” Rhetoric Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined over 60 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson rebuking President Trump’s inflammatory and improvised statements regarding U.S. policy towards North Korea, notifying him that military strikes without Congressional approval would violate the Constitution, and urging the Administra... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Statement on Anthem Blue Cross Exit from California ACA Exchanges
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) made the following statement after the announcement that Anthem Blue Cross will discontinue many health insurance plans through Covered California, including in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties: “Anthem Blue Cross of California regrettably announced this week that they plan to end coverage for people on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health insurance plan in most of Southern California, including on the Central ... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Leads 19 Colleagues in Effort to Protect CA Marine Sanctuaries
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24) led a group of 19 colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, urging him to maintain the boundaries and designations of California’s four National Marine Sanctuaries: the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Cordell Band, and the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries. The letter expressed the Members’ strong support for the California marine sanctuaries under review as part of Executive Order 13795, “Implementin... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Secures $110 Million in DHS Funding Authorization to Combat Panga Smuggling
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced today that his request to fully fund the Operation Stonegarden program was included in the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Bill. $110 million in funding, from FY 2018-2022, will help to offset the costs incurred by Central Coast law enforcement as they combat panga smuggling off our coastline. In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcomittee on Homeland Security, Carbajal requested $55 million in funding ... Read more

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