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  • Carbajal to Announce Climate Change is Real Act at Earth Day Events
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Santa Barbara, CA – Tomorrow, April 21st, Rep. Carbajal (CA-24) will announce the introduction of the Climate Change is Real Act at the Community Environmental Council’s Earth Day Festival. The bill requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate information about climate change or global warming that was removed from, or redacted on, the agency’s website. Under Administrator Scott Pruitt, the EPA has previously removed significant climate change-related info... Read more

  • Carbajal to Announce Water Infrastructure Legisation with Local Water Districts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Santa Barbara, CA – On Monday, April 23rd, Rep. Carbajal (CA-24) will announce the introduction of the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability (WIRSA) Act. The bill establishes an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program for communities to improve the resiliency and adaptability of their water-related infrastructure. Competitive grants will spur projects which conserve water or increase efficiency in its use, preserve or improve water quality, rebuild or relocate... Read more

  • On Tax Day, Carbajal Slams GOP Tax Plan’s Attack on Medicare and Social Security
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development

    Santa Barbara, CA – Today, as Central Coast residents file their 2017 taxes, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) slammed the GOP tax plan’s $2 trillion giveaway to multi-national corporations and the wealthiest one percent of Americans. Republicans have now signaled their intention to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Socials Security programs to finance their TAX SCAM. Carbajal recently spoke on the House Floor and voted against the irresponsible Balanced Budget Amendment that would have triggered crippling ... Read more

  • Carbajal and Beyer Announce 100 Democrats and Republicans Co-Sponsor GVRO Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Don Beyer (VA-08) announced that 100 bipartisan co-sponsors now officially support passing H.R. 2598, the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act (GVRO). Carbajal’s bill, introduced last May with Beyer as an original co-sponsor, would allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from an individual in crisis. “The momentum behind passing gun violence prevention laws in the wake of the tragic Parkland shooti... Read more

  • Congressman Carbajal Honors 2018 Congressional Women of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, to mark the conclusion of Women’s History Month, Rep. Salud Carbajal announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional Women of the Year Award. The annual Congressional Women of the Year Award honors exceptional women across the 24th Congressional District who have left a positive impact on their communities. Winners span a variety of backgrounds and professions and represent the thousands of women working tirelessly to improve quality of life on the Central Coast. “The recipients of this y... Read more

  • Carbajal Secures Major Wildfire Budgeting Victory to End “Fire-Borrowing”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Carbajal (CA-24) commended the inclusion of a fix to the disruptive wildfire budgeting practice in the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill, which was signed into law today, addresses the rising cost of fire suppression and provides parity with other natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes. Unlike the response to other natural disasters which can draw from an emergency fund, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Department of the Interior (DOI) we... Read more

  • Carbajal, Brownley, and Panetta Urge Wildfire Funding Fix in Omnibus Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Washington, DC – After the most destructive California wildfire season on record, Central Coast Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Julia Brownley (CA-26), and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) requested that Congress include a fix to the disruptive wildfire budgeting practice in their must-pass FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The letter addresses the long-term problem of consistently underfunding fire suppression, a practice which currently forces federal agencies to steal from fire prevention and mitigatio... Read more

  • Carbajal Announces Congressional Women of the Year Award
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    This Women’s History Month, Rep. Carbajal (CA-24) is seeking nominations for the ‘Congressional Women of the Year Award,’ recognizing women throughout the 24th District who have made a positive impact in our communities. Rep. Carbajal invites nominations from anyone residing in the District, which includes San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County and the northern portion of Ventura County. Watch: Rep. Carbajal announces Women of the Year Award “During Women’s History Month, while recognizing... Read more

  • Carbajal and Feinstein to Trump: Take Action to Pass GVRO Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Preventing Gun Violence

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked President Trump for his support to pass their bipartisan GVRO (Gun Violence Restraining Order) Act, H.R. 2598. Last week, the President and Vice President supported the implementation of GVROs nationwide, laws that are currently law in the Vice President’s home state of Indiana as well as in California. “The President called on Congress last week to find common ground and work toward solutions th... Read more

  • WATCH: President Trump and VP Pence Support Carbajal GVRO Legislation in Bipartisan Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, supported implementation of gun violence restraining orders (GVRO)s, that are currently law in the Vice President’s home state of Indiana and in California. Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) introduced the bipartisan Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) Act, H.R. 2598, which encourages more states to adopt these protections. “Our country is still struggling to comprehend how so many warning signs failed to stop the k... Read more

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