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  • Carbajal urges California Governor Gavin Newsom to release CARES Act funding to Small and Mid-size Cities and Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Rep. Salud Carbajal led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from California in sending a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom requesting the state provide COVID-19 relief funding to small and midsize counties. Other signers of the letter include Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), and Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena). Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), ... Read more

  • 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, Harris, Feinstein send second letter to Bureau of Prisons urging assistance for Lompoc Penitentiary
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Health

    Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a second letter today to Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Michael Carvajal re-emphasizing the need for rapid action to provide medical equipment and care facilities at the Lompoc U.S. Penitentiary, and asking for an update from the bureau on what is being done to protect the health of all within the facility and the broader community. “We are writing to you today to continue stressing th... Read more

  • Carbajal, Costa, all Hispanic Caucus members call on congressional leadership to protect farmworkers during coronavirus crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Health, Immigration

    Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) and every member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are calling on congressional leadership to include protection and financial assistance for farmworkers in future legislation to slow the spread of coronavirus. Farmworkers are essential frontline workers and our nation’s food supply is dependent on their well-being. In a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCar... 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, Harris, Feinstein request assistance for Lompoc U.S. Penitentiary to protect public health amid coronavirus outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Health

    Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter today to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal urging further action to prevent the spread of coronavirus within Lompoc U.S. Penitentiary. The letter urges expedited approval of the facility’s request to quickly establish a mobile hospital as well as their request for further personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers. “It is critical that we provide a whole of gover... Read more

  • Carbajal introduces resolution honoring frontline workers, urges Congress meet safety and equipment needs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Health

    Building upon the third coronavirus relief bill that was signed into law last week, Rep. Salud Carbajal introduced a bipartisan resolution, H. Res. 913, thanking workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis and reaffirming Congress’ responsibility to meet the safety needs of these workers by providing ample resources and protective equipment. “From health care workers and food service providers to postal workers, first responders and farmworkers—people across the nation are putting their ... Read more

  • Carbajal statement on House passage of CARES coronavirus response bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Rep. Salud Carbajal released the following statement on today’s House passage of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third coronavirus relief package passed by Congress. It is now headed to the president’s desk. “This bill will provide much-needed support and relief to workers, families, small businesses and communities across the country, and it is a significant improvement over the partisan bill initially proposed by Senate Republicans,” said Rep. Salu... Read more

  • Carbajal Responds to Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in CA-24
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    In response to the three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, Rep. Salud Carbajal released the following statement: “As we continue to learn more about the origin of these confirmed cases, it is important that our community remain proactive and calm,” said Rep. Carbajal. “The best thing we can do is listen to the experts and continue taking smart, preventive steps to stop the spread of disease: practice social distancing, stay home as much ... Read more

  • Carbajal to Announce Bill Expanding Disability Benefits for Federal Firefighters
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Tomorrow, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) will hold a press conference announcing the introduction of H.R. 1174, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019, his bipartisan bill to ensure that federal firefighters receive the same access to job-related disability and retirement benefits as state, county, and municipal firefighters. WHO: Rep. Salud Carbajal Charlie Martinez, President, Vandenberg Professional Firefighters, International Association of Fire Fighters/California Professional Firefight... Read more

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