Carbajal Leads Letter Encouraging State Leaders to Share COVID-19 Relief Funds with Special District Local Service Providers

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Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Salud Carbajal led a letter urging California State leadership to ensure special districts’ can access COVID-19 relief funding provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). The letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins highlights that special district local governments providin...

Carbajal Announces Penny Borenstein, Van Do-Reynoso As Virtual Guests to Presidential Address

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Carbajal named San Luis Obispo County Public Health Director Dr. Penny Borenstein and Santa Barbara County Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso as his virtual guests to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress on Wednesday. The Joint Address, which is President Biden’s first speech to a Joint Session of Congress, marks 100 days into the President’s first te...

Carbajal Introduces Federal Firefighters Fairness Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) introduced the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill ensures federal firefighters receive the same access to job-related disability and retirement benefits as state, county, and municipal firefighters. This bill is co-led by Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE), Mark Takano (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). A Senate compa...

Carbajal, Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Fly Safe and Healthy Act

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Santa Barbara, CA – Last week, Congressman Carbajal led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing the Fly Safe and Healthy Act of 2021. 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. “My own experience with COVID-19 underscores how easily this virus can spread, even when we take precau...

Carbajal Announces Central Coast Community Health Centers to Receive $11.6 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal announced that three Central Coast Community Health Centers will receive a total of $11.6 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The resources are part of the American Rescue Plan’s investments to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities. Central Coast-based federal community he...

Rep. Carbajal Votes to Pass COVID-19 Rescue Plan, Heads to President Biden’s Desk for Signature

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Carbajal voted to pass the Senate-amended version of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan. This $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief package delivers critical resources to help Americans overcome the lingering challenges presented by the pandemic. The package sends $15 billion to California to facilitate a safe return to the classroom, commits $20 billion to enhance vaccine d...

Carbajal, Cárdenas Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Emergency Meals

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) introduced the Expanding Access to Emergency Meals Act. This bill ensures that all low-income families have access to emergency meals funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance during future emergencies and disasters. “The pandemic has forced millions of Americans into econo...

Carbajal Urges Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Relief Package

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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...

Update on Congressman Carbajal’s Recovery from COVID-19

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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...

Carbajal Issues Statement On Positive COVID-19 Test

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Washington, DC - Congressman Carbajal issued the following statement after learning he tested positive for COVID-19: “After discovering I was exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, I took an initial COVID-19 test which came back negative. Following the negative result, I was instructed to quarantine for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms. “After I began to experience mild sy...

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