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(Photo courtesy Office of Congressman Salud Carbajal)

A congressman from the Central and South Coasts who was among those on hand for today’s presidential inauguration says the new administration is not wasting time in getting to work.


Two Congressional incumbents on the Central and South Coast have commanding leads in the November, 2020 election, and appear to be headed back to Washington D.C.  But, a third race is still a question mark.

A congressman serving the Central and South Coasts who initially reported testing negative for COVID-19 after being exposed to someone with the virus is now saying he is testing positive.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara released a statement Monday saying he had been exposed to someone who tested positive.  He said he had been tested, and while it was negative, he was going to self-quarantine.  

A congressman serving the Central and South Coasts is in self-quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara says he immediately got tested after getting word of the exposure, and it came back negative.

A Santa Barbara congressman is helping to lead a bipartisan effort to remove restrictions from members of the U.S. military seeking citizenship.

The United State has allowed non-citizens to serve in the military and receive expedited naturalized citizenship since World War II.  But in 2017, the Department of Defense imposed a new policy which imposed a minimum service requirement before someone could become eligible for citizenship.

We are now getting a better picture of who will be facing who in some Central and South Coast congressional races this November. In the 24th District, Democratic incumbent Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara will face Republican challenger Andy Caldwell. Carbajal had a strong showing, with 52% of the vote to Caldwell’s 44%.

A bill by a Santa Barbara congressman intended to help coastal communities prepare for some impacts of climate change has been passed by the House of Representatives. HR 3541 would give states access to grants to help assess issues like sea level rise, and to begin development of plans to address them.

A Santa Barbara congressman has introduced legislation intended to improve the safety of cargo plane flights. It would require carriers to apply the same flight limits, and rest requirements for cargo pilots which are now in effect for commercial airline pilots.

A Santa Barbara congressman has authored legislation intended to make it easier for cities and counties to get work started on critical infrastructure projects.

The bill would set up a national infrastructure bank.

A legislator representing much of the Central and South Coasts is the latest member of Congress to issue a call for President Trump to face impeachment.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara says the President knew the rules and broke them, and that he cannot be above the law.

A congressman from Santa Barbara has co-authored a bill intended to help veterans whose records have been lost.

The bipartisan legislation would help veterans in bureaucratic limbo get the information they need for benefits and awards.

A congressman representing the Central and South Coasts and a U.S. senator have teamed up to reintroduce legislation which would provide new protection against development for nearly a quarter of a million acres of land in the region.

HR 2199 would designate huge swaths of land in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument as wilderness.

A Santa Barbara congressman is co-author of a new bipartisan bill intended to legally allow guns to be taken away from people facing a mental health crisis. The “Extreme Risk Protection Order Act” would allow family members, or law enforcement authorities to ask a judge to issue orders to temporarily take weapons from people who might pose a risk to themselves, or others.

It’s a race for a congressional seat representing most of the Central and South Coasts. It pits an incumbent against the same challenger he defeated two years ago.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara is facing Republican Justin Fareed for the 24th District Congressional seat, which includes all of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, as well as the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County.

A Santa Barbara congressman is co-sponsoring legislation to improve Holocaust education in public schools.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara joined with Republican Congressman Don Bacon of Nebraska to co-sponsor HR 5460.

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