An immigrant from Mexico and former United States Marine Corps Reserve, Rep. Carbajal was elected in 2016 to represent the voters of Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.
Carbajal sits on the Committees on Arms Services, Agriculture and Transportation and Infrastructure.
A steadfast bipartisan, he is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
In Congress, Rep. Carbajal has been a fierce advocate for an American role in encouraging Israeli-Palestinian final-status negotiations, supporting a two-state solution that respects the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians. Believing strongly in a diplomacy-first approach to achieving American interests abroad, Carbajal was an early and avid advocate for President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons. He was an early co-sponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.