Carbajal, Fitzpatrick Introduce the MARKET CHOICE Act

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) re-introduced the bipartisan MARKET CHOICE Act. By eliminating the gas tax in exchange for implementing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, this initiative would diminish the detrimental impacts of such emissions while making critical investments in American infrastructure. The bill…

Reps. Carbajal, Brownley Introduce Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Pipeline Safety Regulations, Expand Emergency Requirements Established after Refugio Oil Spill

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The Valve Safety Fairness Act of 2023

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) are introducing new legislation to expand the types of oil and gas pipelines in the United States that are required to install automatic shut-off valves and rupture detection technologies to mitigate devastating spills like the one that spilled over 100,000 gallons of oil on the Central Coast of California…

Landmark Climate Law Backed by Rep. Carbajal Delivers Nearly $2,400,000 for Energy Upgrades at Central Coast Businesses

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced three new grants for energy efficiency upgrades at Central Coast businesses through the landmark climate law he helped create last year. Awards totaling nearly $2,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program are funding projects in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. These awards…

San Luis Obispo Lawmakers Release Agenda for November 1 Public Information Session on Offshore Wind

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), California Senator John Laird (SD-17) and Assemblymember Dawn Addis (AD-30) released the agenda for the public information session they are hosting next week with the County of San Luis Obispo on the development, implementation, and impacts of offshore wind development off the Central Coast. The information…

Rep. Carbajal Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Wildfire Risk from Power Lines with Reps. Chavez-DeRemer, Costa, Valadao

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U.S. Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR-05), Jim Costa (D-CA-21),  and David Valadao (R-CA-22) introduced bipartisan legislation today in the U.S. House of Representatives to reduce the risk of wildfires across the west coast and throughout the United States. “The causes of wildfires are not a mystery to us. We know that downed trees and dead…

Rep. Carbajal Introduces Legislation to Decrease Carbon Emissions by Setting Carbon Fee, Returning Dividend Directly to American People

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Rep. Carbajal at the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Press Conference

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) introduced legislation that will combat climate change while investing directly in American communities: the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. “We do not have the luxury of time when it comes to getting to carbon neutral. We need to give big corporations a real, unequivocal incentive to shrink their carbon footprint. We need to put a fee…

San Luis Obispo Lawmakers Announce November 1 Public Information Session on Offshore Wind

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), California Senator John Laird (SD-17) and Assemblymember Dawn Addis (AD-30) joined the County of San Luis Obispo to announce that they will be hosting a public information session on the development, implementation, and impacts of offshore wind development off the coast of San Luis Obispo County. The public information session, which will be…

Rep. Carbajal Introduces Clean Airport Agenda: Two New Bipartisan Bills to Help Central Coast Airports Remove Threat of Forever Chemicals

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Carbajal SLO Airports PFAS Event

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) introduced two bipartisan bills aimed at helping the Central Coast curb the threat of forever chemicals in communities near regional airports. Rep. Carbajal’s ‘Clean Airport Agenda’, which he officially unveiled at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport earlier this week, includes two new pieces of legislation co-led with Reps. Mike Lawler…

Carbajal, Feinstein, Padilla, Panetta Applaud Release of Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

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Today, California lawmakers Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Alex Padilla, and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) applauded the release by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the draft designation for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary off the central coast of California. “The Central Coast has pursued this sanctuary designation for…

New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair Rep. Carbajal Touts Economic Opportunity Agenda to Lower Costs, Fight Inflation, and Grow the Middle Class

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This week, Congressman Salud Carbajal, Vice Chair for Outreach of the New Democrat Coalition, is highlighting this week the recent release of the Coalition’s new Economic Opportunity Agenda to continue lowering costs, fighting inflation, and growing the middle class. This new plan builds on the New Democrat Coalition’s Action Plan to Fight Inflation, which Rep. Carbajal helped develop…

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