NBC News: ROTC cadets don't receive military death benefits. Families who lost loved ones are trying to change that

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NBC News: ROTC cadets don't receive military death benefits. Families who lost loved ones are trying to change that By Ali Vitali, May 24, 2024 Jessica Swan’s daughter Mackenzie was her “miracle baby.” She was kind, smart, and always wanted to be a scientist — even correcting her mom on the pronunciations of various dinosaurs in grade school. She grew up to be an artist and an…

House Passes Carbajal-led Legislation to Authorize U.S. Coast Guard Operations, Improve Support for its Critical Missions, and Improve Accountability for Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention

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Rep. Carbajal spoke on the House floor earlier today highlighting the important missions undertaken by the Coast Guard and the improvements included in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2024. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a bipartisan vote legislation crafted by Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Ranking Member Salud Carbajal (CA-24),…

Reps. Carbajal Helps Introduce Bill to Address Lapse in VA Health Care

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined U.S. Representatives Young Kim (CA-40), Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06), and Jill Tokuda (HI-02) to introduce the Combat Veterans Pre-Enrollment Act, a bipartisan bill to allow servicemembers to opt in to Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) patient enrollment. Currently, members of the armed forces cannot apply for VA health care after they are…

Rep. Carbajal Urges Action on Senate-Passed National Security Supplemental

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is urging House Republican leadership to immediately bring the Senate-passed bipartisan national security supplemental aid bill to the floor for a vote, emphasizing its potential to meet the nation’s security challenges and help save lives in the short and long term. Yesterday, Rep. Carbajal – a Marine veteran and senior member of the House Armed…

Rep. Carbajal Blasts Republican Political Games, Including Another Baseless Impeachment, Which Avoid Real Solutions on National Security Challenges

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), a Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration and Border Security Task Force, announced he will vote against two different political gimmicks deployed by House Republicans to create chaos and do nothing to responsibly tackle the national security challenges facing the United States. Later today, Congressman Carbajal will reject the…

Rep. Carbajal Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veteran Housing Affordability with Rep. Smucker

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Home for the Brave

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced he is reintroducing bipartisan legislation aimed at improving housing access and affordability for U.S. veterans with Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11). The lawmakers’ Home for the Brave Act would exempt veterans' disability benefits from counting toward total income when determining their eligibility for housing assistance programs through…

Reps. Carbajal and Bacon Reintroduce Bill to Expand Benefits for Veteran Survivors of Sexual Assault with Support of Oldest War Veterans Service Organization in U.S.

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The Veteran Restitution and Justice Act

Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02) are reintroducing bipartisan legislation today to expand benefits for veterans who experienced sexual trauma during their service. The Veteran Restitution and Justice Act would change the effective date of a veteran’s claim to allow veterans who experience sexual trauma during their service to receive retroactive…

Rep. Carbajal Presses Veterans Affairs Secretary on Changes Needed to Help Central Coast Veterans after Closure of Local Treatment Facility

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Salud Carbajal and Denis McDonough

Congressman Salud Carbajal, U.S. Representative for the Central Coast and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, expressed concerns directly to the head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about the closure this week of a veterans substance abuse treatment facility in San Luis Obispo and its potential impact on Central Coast veterans.

Congressman Carbajal Urges Veterans to File for PACT Act Benefits before August 9 Deadline

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With two deadlines approaching, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is urging all eligible veterans to enroll with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and file their claim as soon as possible for benefits established through last year’s passage of the Honoring Our PACT Act (PACT Act). “While over half a million individuals have filed claims since the passage of the…

Carbajal: Final Bipartisan Defense Policy Bill Includes Key Support for Central Coast Military Families, Vandenberg SFB

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal shared that the final version of the Fiscal Year 2023 defense policy bill, which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month and was signed into law by President Biden today, includes important support for the Central Coast’s military families and numerous provisions that he pushed to include in the new law. The National Defense Authorization…

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