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  • Carbajal Votes to Pass War Powers Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Defense

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal and 223 fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H. Con. Res. 83, a war powers resolution to more concretely define and limit President Donald Trump’s military actions regarding Iran. The resolution passed with bipartisan support. Congress’ decision-making role in matters of war is outlined in Article I of the U.S. Constitution. “It is the responsibility of Congress, outlined in the Constitution, to set the parameters on if, when and where our ... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal: 2019 in Numbers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal released a numerical summary of 2019 accomplishments on the Central Coast and in the U.S. House of Representatives. The summary includes the number of constituents served, number of bills Carbajal introduced, community events held and more. See the full summary below. “It has been a memorable year for our district and for our nation at large. I’m proud of what we achieved for our environment, health care, safety and democracy,” said Rep. Carbajal. “I’m also proud that,... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Votes to Impeach President Donald Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) voted in favor of the two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump that were on the House floor today. “While none of us came to Congress to impeach a president, the evidence against Donald Trump has become abundantly clear,” said Rep. Salud Carbajal. “The president used the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in our elections and threaten our national security, all for his own political benefit. Moreover, he directed his administratio... Read more

  • Carbajal, Brownley, Feinstein Introduce Conception Boat Safety Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) with Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26) introduced the Small Passenger Vessel Safety Act of 2019 to raise the standards of maritime safety and prioritize the well-being of the public. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Senate version of this bill. “If we are to save lives and make necessary reforms in the wake of the Conception tragedy, we must no longer allow older vessels to operate under antiquated regulations at the expense of our public safety,” said ... Read more

  • National Defense Authorization Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Today, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report for the 2020 fiscal year. The sweeping bipartisan defense measure was the result of a compromise between the two individual House and Senate-passed versions of the NDAA. Rep. Salud Carbajal, member of the House Armed Services Committee, served as a conferee, helping shape the bill into its final form and securing wins for California’s 24th Congressional District. “Our National Defense Authorization Act is a c... Read more

  • Carbajal Coastal Climate Preparedness Bill Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Rep. Salud Carbajal’s bipartisan Coastal State Climate Preparedness Act, H.R. 3541, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today as part of a larger environmental bill package, known as H.R. 729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act. The bill package creates programs to better support the coastal regions that are dealing with the impact of climate change firsthand. Carbajal’s bill, specifically, helps states better identify the threats that climate change poses and gives ... Read more

  • Carbajal, LaMalfa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund Forest Roads
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) introduced the Funding Our Roads and Ecosystems Sustainably Together (FOREST) Act to help ensure forest roads in California and across the nation have the funding needed to maintain infrastructure and keep communities safe. Currently the National Park Service (NPS) receives $292 million to maintain over 13,000 miles of road, yet the United States Forest Service (USFS) receives only $18 million to maintain 370,000 miles of road.... Read more

  • Carbajal Land Protection Bill Passes Through Natural Resources Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Rep. Salud Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, H.R. 2199, passed through the House Natural Resources Committee today. The next stop for the bill is a full vote on the House floor. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act seeks to designate nearly 250,000 acres of land within Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as protected wilderness areas. The bill also creates a 400-mile long Condor National Recreation trail that will stretch from Los Angeles to Monter... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal and Cargo Pilots Introduce Safe Skies Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) along with members of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), International Brotherhood of Teamsters, cargo pilots, commercial pilots and aviation experts introduced the Safe Skies Act of 2019. This bipartisan bill would ensure cargo pilots are operating under rules that fight fatigue and keep our airspace free from danger. Currently, cargo pilots are operating under weaker flight, duty and rest regulation... Read more

  • Carbajal Questions Coast Guard and NTSB in Conception Boat Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Watch Carbajal committee questioning here. Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal questioned members of the U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on safety regulations and next steps related to the Conception boat fire that took 34 lives off the coast of Santa Barbara earlier this year. The questioning occurred at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on maritime safety that Rep. Carbajal requested in the wake of the Conception tragedy. Carbajal questioned t... Read more

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