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  • Rep. Carbajal Releases Thomas Fire and CA Storm Recovery Guide
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released a Thomas Fire and California Storm recovery guide to help those affected by the Thomas fire, the largest fire in California’s history, and subsequent Montecito mudslides find and apply for the federal resources for recovery made available to them under the Stafford Act to help them recover. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) amended the Major Disaster Declaration yesterday to include Individual Assistance for Ventu... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Requests WEA System Updates After Thomas Fire
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. “Brock” Long raising his concerns regarding limitations of the national Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) System, which were detrimental during the Thomas Fire evacuations. During the Thomas Fire, Santa Barbara County officials sent an alert early on December 10th far beyond the intended geograph... Read more

  • Carbajal and Brownley Urge White House to Approve Additional Federal Assistance For Thomas Fire Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) encouraged the President to support Governor Brown’s appeal to reconsider the denial of Individual Assistance funds for the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides and flooding in the Major Disaster Declaration. Individual Assistance programs can aid Central Coast families rebuilding their homes and businesses by potentially releasing additional direct federal aid including housing assistance, disaster unemployment a... Read more

  • Carbajal Addresses California Public Utilities Commission on Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    San Luis Obispo –Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24) publicly released his December comment to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), meeting on the Diablo Canyon Power Plan (DCPP). Carbajal’s letter requests the commission to reconsider its proposed decision on the joint agreement. The CPUC is expected to issue its decision on the DCPP today. The joint agreement, reached by PG&E and various environment and labor stakeholders in San Luis Obispo County, requested $ 363.4 mill... Read more

  • Carbajal Statement on Deadly Montecito Mudslides
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Montecito, CA – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement in response to the deadly mudslides that claimed at least 15 lives and destroyed dozens of homes: “My heart breaks for our neighbors in Montecito. My thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives were lost and their loved ones, those recovering from injuries, as well as with those who are unable to return home. Rebuilding in the wake of two unprecedented tragedies will not be easy, but I have absolute faith that ... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Encourages Central Coast Homeowners to Get Flood Insurance Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, as heavy rains create severe flooding and debris flow conditions on the Central Coast, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) encouraged homeowners and renters to confirm their flood insurance policies, and to immediately apply if they are not yet covered. Central Coast residents impacted by flooding after the Thomas Fire may be eligible for an exception to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 30-day waiting period usually required for flood insurance coverage. “Those who hav... Read more

  • Carbajal Condemns Trump Administration Offshore Oil Drilling Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Santa Barbara, CA – Today, after the Trump Administration moved to broadly expand opportunities for offshore oil and gas drilling on the outer continental shelf, off the coast of California, Congressman Salud Carbajal released the following statement opposing the decision: “Protecting the health and safety of our coastal communities is vital, and that is why the first bill I introduced in Congress, moved to ban future offshore oil and gas drilling off the coast of California. Coastal tourism and... Read more

  • Carbajal Urges White House to Approve Major Disaster Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) contacted the President urging him to approve Governor Brown’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration in response to the Thomas Fire. This declaration would trigger the release of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to help debris removal, individuals rebuild houses and obtain temporary rental homes, as well as access Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. “As thousands of families on the Central Coast are tragically unable to return... Read more

  • Carbajal Opposes Harmful GOP Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) voted against the harmful, Republican tax bill that narrowly passed the House of Representatives. The bill explodes our national debt by $1.5 trillion, repeals the individual healthcare insurance mandate, triggers a 4% reduction in Medicare payments, and increases taxes on 86 million middle-class families by 2027, providing 83% of the benefits to the wealthiest one percent of Americans and multinational corporations. Carbajal released the follo... Read more

  • Carbajal Leads Effort to Secure California National Guard Black Hawk Helicopter Modernization
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that the California Army National Guard has procured twenty UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to be added to their fleet in 2018. As the Thomas Fire continues to threaten homes and communities on the Central Coast, hundreds of California National Guard troops have mobilized to support firefighting efforts, including four Black Hawk helicopters. Each fire season, California National Guard Blac... Read more

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