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 ...

Carbajal Reintroduces Bipartisan Home For The Brave Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) reintroduced the bipartisan Home For The Brave Act of 2021 with Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-11). The bill would exempt veterans’ VA disability benefits from counting toward total income when determining their eligibility for housing assistance programs through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The bipartisa...

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...

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