Freezing out science at EPA

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Freezing out science at EPA By: Rep. Salud Carbajal | 10/22/2018 Recent reports indicate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator plans to eliminate the Office of Science Advisor, which counsels the agency head on the scientific implications of his policy decisions. This is a stark indication of where the Trump Administration stands on making informed, fact-base decisions when writi...

Future of the Central Coast depends on immigration reform

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Future of the Central Coast depends on immigration reform http://www.santamariasun.com/commentary/17907/future-of-the-central-coast-depends-on-immigration-reform/ By: Rep. Salud Carbajal | 10/10/2018 One of the greatest moments of my life was the day I took my oath of allegiance and became a citizen of this great nation. When I was elected to serve the Central Coast in Congress, I began a traditio...

Salud Carbajal: Trade war hurts Central Coast farmers

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Trade war hurts Central Coast farmers https://santamariatimes.com/opinion/columnists/salud-carbajal-trade-war-hurts-central-coast-farmers/article_2e6f85fb-f1b5-57ca-bd46-063ec525fbb6.html Salud Carbajal | 8/1/2018 The Central Coast agriculture industry stands to lose in President Trump’s trade war. The Chinese retaliatory tariffs — primarily on U.S. agriculture — and fruit hit us particularly clos...

Un-American

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Un-American https://www.independent.com/news/2018/jun/15/un-american/ By: Rep. Salud Carbajal | 6/15/2018 In recent weeks, the Trump Administration has disturbingly begun a systematic separation of children, including infants and toddlers as young as 18 months, from their parents when they cross our border. In recent testimony before Congress, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported tha...

Shining a light on corporate spending in our elections

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Shining a light on corporate spending in our elections https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/386705-shining-a-light-on-corporate-spending-in-our-elections By: Rep. Salud Carbajal | 5/8/2018 The Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizen’s United v FEC opened the door for unrestricted campaign spending by corporations, institutionalizing the influence that special interests have on Washington, wi...

Letters to the Editor: Diffusing trade issue; Comey book waste of time

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Letters to the Editor: Diffusing trade issue https://santamariatimes.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor-diffusing-trade-issue-comey-book-waste/article_e42c842a-580e-5ca3-b336-d9ca6f37f333.html By: Rep. Salud Carbajal | 4/19/2018 Diffusing trade issue With recent rhetoric coming out of the White House, our Central Coast agriculture industry is currently feeling the direct effects of escalati...

Fighting for a profitable future in Central Coast agriculture

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Fighting for a profitable future in Central Coast agriculture http://www.santamariasun.com/commentary/17346/fighting-for-a-profitable-future-in-central-coast-agriculture/ By: Rep. Salud Carbajal | 4/17/2018 From passing a strong Farm Bill, to addressing the critical labor shortage and drought conditions, Congress must take these opportunities to step up and support our local agriculture industry. ...

Congress Cannot Leave DACA in Limbo

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Congress Cannot Leave DACA in Limbo http://www.newspress.com/Top/Article/article.jsp?Section=OPINIONS-LETTERS&ID=568091506821431330 By: Congressman Salud Carbajal | 4/8/2018 One of the greatest disappoints during my first term in Congress, was watching my colleagues’ stubborn refusal to act to protect the DACA program after the President cruelly rescinded protections for nearly 800,000 DACA recipi...

The Central Coast can't afford the GOP tax plan

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The Central Coast can't afford the GOP tax plan http://www.santamariasun.com/commentary/16890/the-central-coast-cant-afford-the-gop-tax-plan/ By: Rep. Salud Carbajal | 12/6/2017 On Monday, the House and Senate met to negotiate the final version of their tax plan behind closed doors, but there are a few things about the plan we know to expect. Every iteration of the Republican tax plan has proven t...

Congress Moves to Weaken Gun Safety Measures

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Congress Moves to Weaken Gun Safety Measures https://www.independent.com/news/2017/dec/04/congress-moves-weaken-gun-safety-measures/ By: Rep. Salud Carbajal | 12/4/2017 In the 333 days that I have served the Central Coast in Congress, there have been 403 mass shootings. More often, we have found that perpetrators of mass shooting have a history of violence and erratic behavior as was the case with...

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