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  • Carbajal, Bipartisan Members Introduce Farm Workforce Modernization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development, Immigration

    Watch Carbajal’s full remarks here. Yesterday, Rep. Salud Carbajal joined a bipartisan group of House members to introduce the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This bill has the initial support of 24 Democrats and 21 Republicans, and provides lasting reforms to our immigration system that address workforce shortage in the agriculture industry. "My father was a farmworker, I spent summers working with him in the fields and I know firsthand how important the labor of those who harvest our food i... Read more

  • Carbajal Introduces New Infrastructure Bank Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Rep. Salud Carbajal announced the introduction of his new bill to create a national infrastructure bank today at the 11th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure. The bill, named the National Infrastructure Investment Corporation (NIIC) Act of 2019, sets up a national infrastructure bank that would help leverage private dollars to give local governments another way to fund critical infrastructure projects. “[This bill] helps communities gain funding to repa... Read more

  • Carbajal Chosen to Help Develop Final National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Last night, Rep. Salud Carbajal received the honor of being named a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2020 fiscal year. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Carbajal took part in the 21-hour-long committee markup of the NDAA. Now, as a conferee, he will be a negotiator at the table as the House and Senate resolve differences between their two individual NDAA bills into one final piece of legislation. “I’m proud to be selected to help deliver a final... Read more

  • Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department awarded $71,000 Firefighter Safety Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Department of Homeland Security announced today that Carpinteria-Summerland FPD (CSFD) has been awarded a federal Assistance to Firefighters grant worth $71,316. The grant will fund the purchase and installation of vehicle exhaust source-capture systems for the fire stations in Carpinteria and Summerland. These systems will eliminate 100% of the contaminants emitted by starting, running and backing the fire apparatus in the fire station engine bays, and will be a critical addition to CSFD’s Fire... Read more

  • Carbajal and Community Leaders Celebrate Offshore Oil Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal joined local advocates, environmental and business leaders, and community members at Shoreline Park for a press conference to celebrate Wednesday’s House passage of the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (H.R. 1941). This bill bans future offshore oil and gas leasing off the U.S. coasts, and includes Carbajal’s California Clean Coast Act (H.R. 279) within it. Rep. Carbajal kicked off the press conference and was joined by Linda Krop, Chief Counsel of the Envi... Read more

  • Extreme Risk Protection Order Act Passes Through House Judiciary Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Preventing Gun Violence

    Today, the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Act of 2019, H.R. 1236, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee’s gun violence prevention markup, moving it one step closer to a vote on the House floor. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and co-led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). “This is a historic day in the fight to end senseless gun violence. I am deeply proud that our Extreme Risk Protection Order Ac... Read more

  • Carbajal Urges Smart Nuclear Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    In light of proposed changes to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) guidelines, Rep. Salud Carbajal sent a letter today to NRC Chairman Kristine L. Svinicki urging her to put safety first and to incorporate a period for public comment before any policy changes are made. “By reducing current standards, the safety and wellbeing of both the public and those who work with nuclear reactors could potentially be at risk,” wrote Rep. Carbajal in the letter. “Because of this, robust monitoring standards ... Read more

  • Carbajal Prioritizes Transportation and Infrastructure in SLO County
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Carbajal meets with Caltrans, SLOCOG and CHP to discuss Highway 46 This week, Rep. Salud Carbajal hosted two events to speak with constituents and experts across San Luis Obispo County about the region’s various infrastructure needs. Carbajal vowed to continue his work in Congress to ensure that Central Coast infrastructure priorities are addressed in a timely and efficient manner. “There is a clear need for improved infrastructure across our district and nation. Strong, secure roads and bridge... Read more

  • Carbajal Calls for Impeachment Inquiry
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    In light of ongoing conversations with Central Coast residents, a full assessment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and testimony in the U.S. House, and Trump administration officials’ continued dodging of congressional subpoenas, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement voicing support for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump: “In the past few years, our nation has seen and heard things from this president that have no place in our democracy. We have s... Read more

  • Carbajal Coastal Climate Preparedness Bill Has First Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Full video of the hearing available here. Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal’s bipartisan Coastal State Climate Preparedness Act, H.R. 3541, had its first hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee. This hearing moves the bill one step closer to passage in the House. “I am here today because we know that climate change is real and we need to take action,” said Rep. Carbajal at the hearing today. “Coastal communities, like mine, are at the forefront of this crisis. The City of Santa Barbara expect... Read more

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