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Rep. Carbajal introducing bill to benefit firefighters

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Congressman Salud Carbajal wants to make sure federal firefighters are treated fairly. 

Carbajal joined the president of Vandenberg Professional Firefighters Thursday at Allan Hancock College in Lompoc to talk about his most recent bill. The Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2017 would ensure federal firefighters receive the same access to job-related disability and retirement benefits as state, county, and municipal firefighters. 

"I'm hoping that my service and relationships I have working in a number of bipartisan caucuses will lead to, once and for all, enough bipartisan momentum to move this forward and to rectify this serious issue that exists," said Carbajal. 

Under current federal law, federal firefighters are required to provide proof of injury in order to receive disability benefits. 

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