Washington, DC – Carbajal issued the following statement after President Trump signed the bipartisan emergency COVID-19 relief package into law, days after threatening to veto the legislation:
"While I’m relieved President Trump dropped the political theater and signed the bipartisan emergency relief package into law, his stunt put critical relief in jeopardy and caused unemployment benefits for millions of Americans to lapse.
"I’ve been fighting for another relief package since May, which the President and Republican leadership blocked at every turn. Just today, the House voted to increase direct payments to $2,000. Given the President's stance, I hope the Senate will join us.
"Central Coast families, workers, and small business owners have waited too long for relief and, finally, help is on the way. I know this package isn’t enough to overcome all the health and economic challenges created by this pandemic, and I will continue working to secure additional and needed relief in the new year."
Rep. Salud Carbajal represents California’s 24th Congressional District, encompassing Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and part of Ventura County.
Video Statement from Congressman Carbajal can be found here. Photos of Rep. Carbajal at ae Problem Solvers Caucus press conference on the bill are here.
Bill text is available here and a one-page summary of the bill is available here.