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...

Rep. Carbajal to hold town hall on veterans issues in Paso Robles

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U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal, who represents the 24th Congressional District, is scheduled to meet with constituents Tuesday at a town hall in Paso Robles, where the topic of discussion will be how best to meet the needs of Central Coast veterans. “The event is an opportunity for Congressman Carbajal to listen to constituent concerns and engage on veterans’ issues, including housing, access to health ...

Rep. Carbajal and Senator Duckworth Warn that GOP Healthcare Bill Could Hurt Millions of Veterans

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Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to shed light on the devastating costs the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would impose on millions of our nation’s Veterans. Last night, Republicans introduced an amendment to the AHCA that would prohibit veterans who are “eligible” to receive VA care from receiving any tax credits to help pay for care outside the VA, even ...

Lawmaker criticizes Marine Corps' delay in adapting body armor for women

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The Marine Corps is working to create more sizes of body armor, but has not yet incorporated features used by the Army to make protection better fitting for female service members. One lawmaker said that signals a broader problem within the institution, which was recently rocked by a scandal that saw Marines posting nude photos of female Marines on social media without their knowledge. "It just do...

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