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  • Carbajal votes to pass coronavirus relief bill for small businesses, hospitals, testing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Jobs and Economic Development, Health

    Rep. Salud Carbajal traveled back to Washington and voted today to pass the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266), a coronavirus relief bill that puts hundreds of billions into additional small business relief, hospital and health center aid, and enhanced national testing. The bill is now headed to the president’s desk to be signed into law. “This bipartisan bill will bring necessary relief to small businesses, hospitals and frontline workers in our co... Read more

  • Carbajal statement on depletion of loan funding for small businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Jobs and Economic Development, Health

    In response to the announcement that the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs have run out of funding, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement: “Congress must immediately appropriate more funding for Small Business Administration loan programs to help small businesses on the Central Coast and across our nation. We also still need to do more for our local governments and health workers w... Read more

  • 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

  • Bipartisan Resolution Supporting American Flower Industry Introduced
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development

    Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) today introduced a bipartisan resolution designating July as “American Grown Flower Month” and encouraging consumers to buy “Certified American Grown” flowers. American consumers spend $27 billion per year on floral products each year. While the majority of Americans would prefer to buy locally grown flowers, only 20 percent of the flowers sold in the United St... Read more

  • U.S. Chamber Recognizes Carbajal with Spirit of Enterprise Award
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded him with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given to Congressmembers in recognition for their support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 115th Congress. “Enhancing our local economy by supporting our small businesses and entrepreneurs on the Central Coast continues to be one of my top priorities,” said Carbajal. “I’m grateful to receive this recognition from the U.S. Chamber for helping advanc... Read more

  • Carbajal Hiring a Wounded Warrior Fellow to Assist Central Coast Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development

    Santa Barbara - Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced today that his office was selected to participate in the House of Representatives' Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program. Carbajal’s office is now accepting applications from wounded warriors for a two-year paid fellowship out of his Santa Barbara office. The wounded warrior will work with Central Coast constituents to handle veteran-related casework, serve as a community outreach liaison, an... Read more

  • Rep. Carbajal Withholds Own Pay as Thousands of Federal Workers Miss Paycheck
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Jobs and Economic Development

    Today, as thousands of federal workers did not receive paychecks due to the government shutdown, Congressman Carbajal requested the Chief Administrative Officer of the House withhold his pay until the government is fully reopened. “I’m standing in solidary with federal workers on the Central Coast and across the country who are struggling to pay their bills this month and whose families are hurting due to this irresponsible shutdown. If they’re not getting paid, neither am I,” said Carbajal. “Th... Read more

  • Carbajal Announces Long Sought-After Federal Pay Increase for SLO County
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced that federal employees in San Luis Obispo County have received a locality pay increase, earning salaries comparable to Los Angeles County workers. In 2018, this represented a 13.1% overall pay increase. In August, Carbajal wrote to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Pon expressing concerns over the pay disparity between federal employees in SLO County versus Santa Barbara and Kern Counties, and requesting that OPM reconcile this pay dif... Read more

  • Carbajal Secures Funding for Central Coast Harbors and Water Project in Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development, Environment and Energy

    Washington, DC – Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced the passage of new federal funding for water projects on the Central Coast included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895). The bill includes investments in the Cachuma Water Project, and will help fund necessary dredging in the Morro Bay Harbor and the Santa Barbara Harbor. The spending bill was signed into law by the President on Friday. “The Morro Bay and Santa Barbara Harbors are both significant e... Read more

  • On Tax Day, Carbajal Slams GOP Tax Plan’s Attack on Medicare and Social Security
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Development

    Santa Barbara, CA – Today, as Central Coast residents file their 2017 taxes, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) slammed the GOP tax plan’s $2 trillion giveaway to multi-national corporations and the wealthiest one percent of Americans. Republicans have now signaled their intention to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Socials Security programs to finance their TAX SCAM. Carbajal recently spoke on the House Floor and voted against the irresponsible Balanced Budget Amendment that would have triggered crippling ... Read more

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