Carbajal Announces Juana Flores to Return to Goleta

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Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Rep. Carbajal announced that the Department of Homeland Security has granted Central Coast community member, Mrs. Juana Flores, humanitarian parole. After being deported to Mexico two years ago, she will now be reunited with her family. “After two long years apart, the Flores family will finally be reunited. Juana’s deportation under the Trump Administration left a hole ...

Carbajal anuncia que Juana Flores regresará a Goleta

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Santa Barbara, CA – Hoy, el Congresista Carbajal anunció que el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS por sus siglas en Inglés) ha concedido libertad condicional humanitaria a la señora Juana Flores, miembro de la comunidad de la Costa Central. Después de ser deportada a México hace dos años, la Sra. Juana Flores se reunirá con su familia. “Después de dos largos años separados, la familia Flores...

National Defense Spending Bill Passes House

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Washington, DC – Tonight, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report for the 2021 fiscal year by a vote of 335 to 78, a veto-proof majority. As a conferee, Rep. Salud Carbajal played a key role in drafting the final product, which includes several wins for the Central Coast. “Every year, Congress sets aside our differences and passes a bipartisan NDAA that del...

Carbajal, LaMalfa Reintroduce Bipartisan Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act of 2019

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Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) reintroduced the bipartisan Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act of 2019, a bill that finally gives veterans forced to reconstruct their records a formal pathway to access their awards and benefits. Over 40 years ago, the fire at the National Personnel Records Center in Overland, Missouri, destroyed up to 18 million Official Military ...

Carbajal Advocates for Improved VA Access on Behalf of Central Coast Veterans

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) highlighting significant issues with the phone system for local Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), that provide the most common outpatient services, including health and wellness visits. He also highlighted the limited transportation provided to Central Co...

Carbajal and Smucker Introduce Bipartisan Home for the Brave Act

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Santa Barbara – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Representative Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) introduced the bipartisan Home for the Brave Act of 2017. H.R. 4322 would exempt disability benefits from counting toward total income when determining eligibility for housing assistance programs through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “It is wrong to deny veterans access to...

House Passes Bipartisan Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24), member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that the bipartisan Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously. Introduced by Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), Carbajal worked closely with Bacon as an original cosponsor of the bill to make H.R. 3897 a bipartisan effort, and t...

Carbajal Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Ensure Veterans Receive Benefits

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined by Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), introduced the bipartisan Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act of 2017, a bill that eases process for veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits or decorations. The Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act requires the Department of Defense to develop guidelines fo...

Rep. Carbajal Announces $975,000 To Aid Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment for Central Coast Veterans

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Congressman Salud Carbajal today announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) fully funded his first grant request, totaling $975,000 to Santa Barbara County. The funds will support the Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), which specializes in the treatment of military veterans in the criminal justice system. Read Carbajal’s full grant request letter to SAMHSA ...

Rep. Carbajal to host town hall meeting on needs of local veterans

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At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Congressman Salud Carbajal will be available to hear concerns about veteran housing, healthcare, and mental health on the Central Coast. Carbajal will be joined by Lt. Col. Gregory Arenas, a member of the California National Guard, Cindy Conn, manager of the SLO Vet Center, and Sandy Murry, program coordinator for Veteran’s Administration Supportive Housing Program. Carbaj...

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