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…

Reps. Carbajal, Gallego Introduce Bill Allowing DACA Recipients to Join the Military

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Last week, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) introduced the “Fight for the American Dream Act,” legislation that creates a pathway for participants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program to join and serve in the United States military. “When my parents brought me to this country as a young child, I was granted the opportunity to get a good…

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…

Rep. Carbajal Welcomes Vice President Harris to Vandenberg Space Force Base

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris to the Central Coast on a visit to Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) and highlighted the pivotal role the base plays in advancing the United States’ military, civil, and commercial space capabilities. The Vice President and Rep. Carbajal, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined senior Department of…

Rep. Carbajal Applauds Inclusion of Vandenberg as Potential Home to STARCOM Permanent Base

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal praised in the inclusion of Vandenberg Space Force Base (SFB) on the list of bases under consideration for the permanent location for the U.S. Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM). The candidate location list was announced by the Department of the Air Force yesterday evening. “As I’ve made repeatedly clear to the Pentagon, the Central Coast is…

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…

Carbajal, Napolitano, Torres Deliver $10 Million for Cal Poly-Air Force Research Laboratory Partnership

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Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Norma J. Torres (CA-35), and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) today announced the inclusion of $10 million to support U.S. Air Force Educational Partnership Agreements (EPAs) at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the omnibus government funding bill that passed the House last week.

Rep. Carbajal Joins Bipartisan House in Votes to Ban Russian Oil Imports, Provide $13.6 Billion in Humanitarian and Security Aid to Ukraine, Authorize New Sanctions

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Congressman Salud Carbajal joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass measures that support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression, hold Russia accountable for its unprovoked attack, and cut off key funding sources for Russia’s war effort.

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