Rep. Carbajal Joins Colleagues to Voice Support for Biden Efforts to Free Hostages and Pause Fighting in Gaza

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) joined Congressmen Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) and 26 colleagues in voicing support for President Joe Biden’s efforts to reach an agreement between Israel and Hamas to bring hostages home and provide a pause in the fighting in Gaza. Israel has agreed to the framework of such a pause but Hamas has so far rejected it. In a letter sent…

Rep. Carbajal Urges Action on Senate-Passed National Security Supplemental

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2.13.24

Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is urging House Republican leadership to immediately bring the Senate-passed bipartisan national security supplemental aid bill to the floor for a vote, emphasizing its potential to meet the nation’s security challenges and help save lives in the short and long term. Yesterday, Rep. Carbajal – a Marine veteran and senior member of the House Armed…

Rep. Carbajal Blasts Republican Political Games, Including Another Baseless Impeachment, Which Avoid Real Solutions on National Security Challenges

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Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), a Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration and Border Security Task Force, announced he will vote against two different political gimmicks deployed by House Republicans to create chaos and do nothing to responsibly tackle the national security challenges facing the United States. Later today, Congressman Carbajal will reject the…

President Biden Approves Bipartisan Effort led by Reps. Carbajal, Bacon, and Gallagher to Strengthen U.S. Nuclear Cybersecurity Standards

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Today, President Joe Biden signed into law language championed by Congressmen Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Don Bacon (NE-02) and Mike Gallagher (WI-08) to strengthen the cybersecurity practices for the United States’ nuclear weapons system. Reports from the Government Accountability Office published in September 2022 and June 2023 found that the National Nuclear System Administration was…

Amid Exponential Growth of Space Launches from Vandenberg, Rep. Carbajal Highlights Measure Allowing Space Force to Recoup Base Upkeep Costs from Space Launch Companies

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Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is highlighting new authority he delivered in this year’s annual defense policy bill that allows the Space Force to share more of the upkeep costs of their bases and launch ranges with the commercial space companies utilizing U.S. military-owned ranges. As a senior member of the U.S. Armed Service Committee and the representative for the United States…

Carbajal-Bice Bill to Combat Threat of Fentanyl Headed to President’s Desk to Become Law

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Legislation written by House Armed Services Committee member Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK) to combat fentanyl trafficking is on the verge of becoming law after passing the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate this week. The Disrupt Fentanyl Trafficking Act, originally introduced by the lawmakers along with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in…

Carbajal-Bice Bill to Combat Threat of Fentanyl Included in Year-End Defense Policy Agreement

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House Armed Services Committee member Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK) are highlighting that the final agreement announced today on this year’s annual defense policy legislation includes their bill to increase federal attention to fentanyl trafficking by utilizing the tools of the Department of Defense (DoD) and involving Mexico as an active partner to combat this…

Rep. Carbajal, Democrats on House International Affairs Committees Voice Concern to President Biden on Israel’s Current Military Operations

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Congressman Salud Carbajal, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, and a group of twelve other House Democrats sitting on committees with oversight on international affairs voiced concerns to President Joe Biden over Israel’s current military operations and the need for a strategic approach that supports both the freeing of hostages and a political resolution that protects…

Rep. Carbajal Statement on U.S.-Brokered Deal Delivering Humanitarian Ceasefire and Release of Hamas-held Hostages

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SANTA BARBARA, CA — Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) issued the following statement after the announcement of a United States-brokered deal between Israel and Hamas to release some of the hostages held in Gaza, grant a temporary humanitarian ceasefire, and allow humanitarian aid to reach those in need. “Today’s announcement of a U.S.-brokered deal on a temporary ceasefire and release…

Rep. Carbajal Leads Effort Calling on Congressional Leaders to Bring the President’s Full National Security Funding Request Up for a Vote

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This week, New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair Rep. Salud Carbajal and 75 other members of the New Democrat Coalition urged congressional leaders to schedule a vote on President Biden’s supplemental request for security and humanitarian aid in support of Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, as well as humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians in Gaza and funding to help address immigration…

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