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  • Carbajal, Brownley, Feinstein Conception Boat Safety Bill Included in Final Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Today, Representatives Salud Carbajal, Julia Brownley, and Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that the Small Passenger Vessel Safety Act was included in the in the final version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act. The provision would require new safety measures for small passenger vessels in the aftermath of the deadly Conception boat fire in waters off California’s Santa Cruz Island last year. “My thoughts continue to be with those who lost a loved one in the Conc... Read more

  • Carbajal Urges Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Jobs and Economic Development, Health

    Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal joined his colleagues on the Problem Solvers Caucus to speak in support of a bipartisan, bicameral proposal for an emergency COVID-19 relief package that the group introduced this week. In addition to the bipartisan group of Members on the Problem Solvers Caucus, the framework has been embraced Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Chuck Schumer, President Elect-Joe Biden, a bipartisan coalition of Senators, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The framework allo... Read more

  • Carbajal Chosen to Negotiate Final Defense Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal received the honor of being named a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2021 fiscal year. As a conferee, Carbajal will play a role in resolving differences between the Senate and House NDAA bills to form one final piece of legislation. “I’m honored to have been selected for this role, and proud to help deliver a bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act that will be signed into law,” said Rep. Carbajal. “As we consid... Read more

  • Carbajal Introduces Bipartisan Fly Safe and Healthy Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Congressman Carbajal led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing the Fly Safe and Healthy Act of 2020. This legislation would help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among air travelers by creating a pilot program to require temperature checks at TSA screenings. A Senate companion bill was introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) in September. “My own experience with COVID-19 underscores how easily this virus can sp... Read more

  • Carbajal Secures FEMA Funding for Randall Road Debris Basin
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Congressman Carbajal announced a $13.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been awarded to Santa Barbara County Flood Control District to purchase several properties along Randall Road in Montecito and begin construction on a new debris basin near San Ysidro Creek. Nearly three years ago, Montecito was devastated when massive mud and debris flow ensued after the Thomas Fire overwhelmed debris basin capacity and tore through the communi... Read more

  • Carbajal Joins Effort to Improve America’s Nuclear Waste Storage System
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Santa Barbara, CA – Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) in introducing H.R. 8572, the Securing America’s Nuclear Waste Act, along with Representative Richard Neal (MA-01), and Representative Mike Levin (CA-49). The bill seeks to address the large quantities of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste currently stored on-site at decommissioning and decommissioned nuclear reactors across the country by studying the risk factors and effects of... Read more

  • Carbajal Statement Following NTSB Hearing on the Conception Boat Fire
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Salud Carbajal issued the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting to discuss the findings of their investigation on the Conception boat fire: “Just last year, we lost 34 lives and experienced the worst maritime disaster in California history when the Conception dive boat caught fire and sank off the Central Coast. In the wake of this unbelievable tragedy, I introduced the Small Passenger Vessel Safety Act with Senator Diann... Read more

  • Update on Congressman Carbajal’s Recovery from COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Health

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Salud Carbajal provided an update on his health, which can be found on Facebook, Twitter, or below: Click to Download Transcript: Hi everyone, I wanted to take a minute to thank you for all the well-wishes you continue to send to me through my office and my staff. I also wanted to give you a brief update about my experience isolating, quarantining here as directed by my physician. For the most part, my symptoms have been mild – I’ve had fatigue, body aches, fever, ... Read more

  • Carbajal Introduces Energy Opportunity Zones Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Salud Carbajal held a virtual press conference to introduce his bill, the Energy Opportunity Zones Act, which creates and expands tax credits to encourage renewable energy investment in regions, like ours, where a nuclear power plant is slated to close in the near future or in the case of coal power plants which have ceased operations. "The closure of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant presents a challenge for our community, but it also presents an oppo... Read more

  • Carbajal, Feinstein Applaud NOAA Decision to Keep Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary on Nomination List
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Salud Carbajal and Senator Feinstein applauded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on their recent decision to keep the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary on the nomination list for designation as a marine sanctuary. “Marine sanctuaries play an essential role in protecting California’s sensitive marine and coastal areas from further oil and gas development. Designating this unique region on the Central Coast as a National Marine Sanctuary... Read more

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