Carbajal Helps Advance Defense Policy Bill with Key Support for Central Coast Military Families, Vandenberg SFB, Research Partnerships with Local Universities

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Earlier this morning, Rep. Salud Carbajal joined a bipartisan majority of the House Armed Services Committee to send its comprehensive defense policy bill for the upcoming fiscal year to the House Floor. Included within the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23 NDAA) are multiple provisions championed by Congressman Carbajal that will support operations at Vandenberg Space ...

Carbajal, Bipartisan House Approve Maritime Liability Reforms Inspired by Conception Boat Fire

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal, Chairman of the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to approve maritime liability reforms that he first proposed in the aftermath of the Conception boat fire in 2019. The reforms approved today as a part of the Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 20...

Thompson, Carbajal Introduce Military Housing Bill

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U.S. Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24)and Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) on Thursday introduced H.R. 7144, Military Housing Transparency and Accountability Act. This legislation will direct the Secretary of Defense to develop a centralized Military Housing Feedback Tool for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families to identify, rate, and compare housing. Too often, service members expe...

$9.5 Million for Santa Barbara Projects Set to Become Law Today Thanks to Rep. Carbajal’s Advocacy

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Congressman Salud Carbajal announced that $9,512,340 in direct funding for Santa Barbara County community projects will be signed into law by President Biden after more than a year of advocacy for critical local projects.

Carbajal-Backed Measure to Improve Care for Toxic-Exposed Veterans Passes House

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“The bipartisan Honoring our PACT Act will ensure we keep our promise to veterans who were exposed to burn pits during their service by giving them access to the care and benefits they’ve earned. We owe it to toxic-exposed veterans to provide the care and benefits they've earned. As a veteran myself, I am proud to support the Honoring our PACT Act which is the comprehensive legislation we need to finally recognize military toxic exposure as a cost of war.”

Coast Guard Subcommittee Chair Salud Carbajal Helps Advance Key Reforms in the Coast Guard Authorization Act

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Congressman Salud Carbajal, Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, joined a bipartisan majority of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to advance the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022. This bill includes key reforms that Carbajal has worked towards over the past year, including reforms to maritime liability rules in response to the 2019 Conception boat fire that killed 34 people and additional protections to eliminate sexual violence in the maritime industry.

Carbajal, Gonzales Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Childcare for Military Families

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Today, Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Childcare Expansion for Military Families Act to improve and increase childcare services for military families. On a recent visit to Vandenberg Space Force Base, Rep. Carbajal asked about limitations in access to childcare on the base and learned that additional resources would help expand...

Bipartisan Defense Bill Passes House, Includes Central Coast Heritage Protection Act and Other Priorities

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Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Carbajal voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2022 Fiscal Year. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 316-113. The sweeping measure includes several of Rep. Carbajal’s proposals to address Central Coast priorities and meet our national security needs, including Rep. Carbajal’s bill to protect over 250...

Defense Policy Bill Advances to House Floor, Includes Central Coast Priorities

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Washington, D.C. – At 2:30am this morning, the House Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2022 Fiscal Year. The bill advanced out of committee on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 57-2. The sweeping measure includes several of Rep. Carbajal’s proposals to address Central Coast priorities and meet our national security needs. The full...

For Country Caucus Endorses Carbajal’s Bipartisan Home For The Brave Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) is proud to announce that the bipartisan Home For The Brave Act of 2021, has been endorsed by the For Country Caucus, a bipartisan group of military veteran lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The bill would exempt veterans’ VA disability benefits from counting toward total income when determining their eligibility for housing ...

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