“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.” Read more »
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. Read more »
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… Read more »
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.… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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).… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »