Carbajal Reintroduces Bipartisan Home For The Brave Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) reintroduced the bipartisan Home For The Brave Act of 2021 with Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-11). The bill would exempt veterans’ VA disability benefits from counting toward total income when determining their eligibility for housing assistance programs through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The bipartisa...

House Passes $20 Million for Central Coast Projects

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Washington, DC - Today, the House passed H.R. 3684, the Invest in America Act, with bipartisan support. Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) fought for, and secured, $20 million in direct funding for three local transportation projects. The $715 billion package also includes several measures designed to create jobs, improve quality of life for Central Coast residents, and tackle the climate crisis. ...

Carbajal Issues Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

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Washington, DC – Congressman Carbajal issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced a bipartisan deal had been reached on an infrastructure package: “Gridlock has kept us from modernizing our roads, bridges, trains, buses, and water pipes for long enough. This deal is proof that we can get things done if we roll up our sleeves and work together. Glad President Biden achieved t...

Carbajal Statement on Juneteenth Becoming a Federal Holiday

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Washington, DC – Congressman Carbajal issued the following statement after President Joe Biden signed S. 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, into law. Rep. Carbajal voted to pass this legislation in the House last night, where it passed with bipartisan support. “Slavery was a scourge on our nation’s history that should not be ignored or swept under the rug. Today, we took a small bu...

Carbajal Announces Tax Credit to Cover Cost of Paid Leave for Small Businesses is Extended Through September

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Carbajal announced that the IRS will continue to provide tax credits to help local small businesses cover the costs of providing paid sick and family leave for workers through September. Along with using the leave to care for themselves and family who are sick, workers can also use leave to get their COVID vaccinations and take time off to recover from any temporary si...

Carbajal Applauds Justice Department Model Red-Flag Law to Help States Reduce Gun Violence

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Santa Barbara, CA - Rep. Carbajal issued the following statement after the Department of Justice published model legislation to help state governments craft Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws last week. ERPO laws, such as the one California enacted following the horrific 2014 Isla Vista mass shooting, empower families and law enforcement to act on warning signs to prevent dangerous individu...

Carbajal Secures $20 million for Central Coast Infrastructure Projects in House Transportation Bill

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Santa Barbara, CA - Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced that he has secured $20 million in direct funding for local priorities in the House’s transportation and infrastructure package, the INVEST in America Act, and advanced several measures designed to create jobs, improve quality of life for Central Coast residents, and tackle the climate crisis. The bill passed out of committee ...

Carbajal Announces Juana Flores to Return to Goleta

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Carbajal announced that the Department of Homeland Security has granted Central Coast community member, Mrs. Juana Flores, humanitarian parole. After being deported to Mexico two years ago, she will now be reunited with her family. “After two long years apart, the Flores family will finally be reunited. Juana’s deportation under the Trump Administration left a hole ...

Carbajal anuncia que Juana Flores regresará a Goleta

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Santa Barbara, CA – Hoy, el Congresista Carbajal anunció que el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS por sus siglas en Inglés) ha concedido libertad condicional humanitaria a la señora Juana Flores, miembro de la comunidad de la Costa Central. Después de ser deportada a México hace dos años, la Sra. Juana Flores se reunirá con su familia. “Después de dos largos años separados, la familia Flores...

Carbajal Announces Agreement on Offshore Wind Project in Morro Bay

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Santa Barbara, CA – Rep. Carbajal today joined the White House in announcing an agreement on the size and scope of leasing to allow for offshore wind development off the coast of Morro Bay. The area available for offshore wind development would span 399 square miles, enough to produce 3GW of energy, which represents the largest proposed floating offshore wind project in the United States. A map ca...

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