Inspired by Central Coast Veteran, Reps. Carbajal and Bacon Introduce New Bipartisan Bill to Support Veteran Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to support U.S. veterans who experienced sexual trauma during their service by updating how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) calculates benefits related to those injuries. The Veteran Restitution and Justice Act would change the effective date of a veteran’s claim to…

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough Joins Rep. Carbajal for Tours of Central Coast Veterans Center, VA Clinic

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Today, U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough joined U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal for tours of the Santa Barbara Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic and the San Luis Obispo Veterans Center as well as meetings with Central Coast veterans. Secretary McDonough and Congressman Carbajal met with local veterans and veterans advocacy groups to share more information on the Honoring our…

Carbajal Joins Biden for Signing of New Law Overhauling Health Care for Toxic-Exposed Veterans

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal joined President Joe Biden at the White House for the signing of the landmark veterans’ health benefit bill, the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which Carbajal co-sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. The new law will open health care benefits to over 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic…

Carbajal-Backed Measure to Overhaul Health Care for Toxic-Exposed Veterans Headed to President’s Desk

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal applauded the Senate’s passage of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which sends the landmark veterans’ health benefit bill to the desk of President Joe Biden to become law. The comprehensive veterans’ benefits legislation will open up health care benefits to over 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic substances during…

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…

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…

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…

$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.

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