Reps. Carbajal and Levin Introduce Bill to Raise Safety Standards for Spent Nuclear Fuel

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California Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced legislation last week to raise the design standards on waste canisters for spent nuclear fuel. The 100 Year Canister Act would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to change the minimum design lifespan for canisters from the current regulation of 40 years to 100 years. This bill would ensure spent…

Rep. Carbajal Blasts Republican Political Games, Including Another Baseless Impeachment, Which Avoid Real Solutions on National Security Challenges

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), a Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration and Border Security Task Force, announced he will vote against two different political gimmicks deployed by House Republicans to create chaos and do nothing to responsibly tackle the national security challenges facing the United States. Later today, Congressman Carbajal will reject the…

Rep. Carbajal Joins Overwhelming Bipartisan Vote to Advance Legislation to Lower Costs for American Families through Expanded Child Tax Credit and Housing Credits, Support Small Businesses, Provide Disaster Relief

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined an overwhelming majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to advance a bipartisan tax package which will lower costs for Central Coast families through an expanded Child Tax Credit and housing affordability tax credits, as well as provide additional support for small businesses and families affected by recent natural disasters. The…

Rep. Carbajal Leads Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Unlock Federal Funds for Safe Parking Programs Nationwide

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Honoring 20 Years Since Santa Barbara First Pioneered Safe Parking Programs, Rep. Carbajal Announces Introduction of Bipartis

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) introduced bipartisan legislation to unlock federal dollars for safe parking programs with California Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01), David Valadao (R-CA-22), and Juan Vargas (D-CA-52). The bill is inspired by the 20th anniversary of the launch of the nation’s first safe parking program in Santa Barbara, California. Rep. Carbajal helped…

Congressman Salud Carbajal and Congresswoman Julia Brownley Present $12 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the County of Ventura for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

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Congressman Salud Carbajal and Congresswoman Julia Brownley Present $12 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

On Friday, January 26, Congressman Salud Carbajal and Congresswoman Julia Brownley presented a $12 million federal award from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand access to public electric vehicle charging in Ventura County, advancing the County’s goals of equitable mobility and energy resiliency. The federal funds are projected to support the construction of 190 new EV chargers…

New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair Rep. Carbajal Leads Call to Republican Leadership: Put Politics Aside and Negotiate a Bipartisan Fix to Broken Immigration System

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), a Vice Chair of both the New Democrat Coalition and the Coalition’s Immigration and Border Security Task Force, led a call by nearly 60 of the Coalition’s members urging Republican congressional leadership to work across the aisle in good faith on bipartisan legislation that would help reform the United States’ broken immigration system. “House…

Honoring 20 Years Since Santa Barbara First Pioneered Safe Parking Programs, Rep. Carbajal Announces Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Unlock Federal Funds for Similar Programs Nationwide

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Honoring 20 Years Since Santa Barbara First Pioneered Safe Parking Programs, Rep. Carbajal Announces Introduction of Bipartis

Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) marked 20 years since the launch of Santa Barbara’s first-in-the-nation safe parking program by announcing the introduction of his bipartisan legislation to unlock federal dollars for similar programs aimed at offering a critical lifeline to people experiencing homelessness. The Naomi Schwartz and Susan Rose Safe Parking Act, named in honor of the two…

Rep. Carbajal Unveils Legislation to Rename Santa Maria Post Office in Honor of Mayor Larry Lavagnino

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Salud Carbajal and Larry Lavagnino

Yesterday, Congressman Salud Carbajal unveiled federal legislation to formally rename the U.S. Post Office on E Battles Road in Santa Maria in honor of Larry Lavagnino, the City’s former Mayor, City Councilmember, and longtime resident. “Every community should be so lucky to have a Larry Lavagnino. His love and dedication for Santa Maria is evidenced by the fact that he still lives only…

Reps. Carbajal, Hoyle Introduce Bicameral DASH Act Implement Range of Housing Affordability and Homelessness Prevention Solutions

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined Congresswoman Val Hoyle (OR-04) to introduce comprehensive housing legislation to implement a range of housing and homelessness policy solutions to make affordable housing more accessible for working families across the United States and combat the rise of children and families experiencing homelessness. The Decent, Affordable, Safe Housing for…

Rep. Carbajal Urges Federal Trade Commission to Protect Renters, Lower Rental Costs by Banning Hidden Housing Junk Fees

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As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers implementing new rules prohibiting hidden fees in a range of sectors across the U.S. economy, Congressman Salud Carbajal is pushing the federal agency to crack down on burdensome junk fees that can rack up thousands of dollars in additional costs for American renters. Rep. Carbajal joined 9 other House Democrats in a letter to FTC Chair…

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