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  • Curbelo Highlights Transportation, Education as Means to Combat Suburban Poverty in South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    "I want to talk to you about suburban poverty. I represent a largely suburban district and you discussed the migration of poverty from the urban cores out into the suburbs, and of course, this is a major concern for me. I think one of the aggravators, or the factors that contribute to this phenomenon is the lack of transportation out in the suburbs." Read more

  • Curbelo Commends Trump Administration’s Sanctioning of Maduro Thug
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    “The rise to power of Tareck El Aissami has been an alarming development for anyone desiring a future of freedom, democracy, and dignity for the Venezuelan people. These sanctions send a strong message of solidarity to the people of Venezuela and against the gangsters who have destroyed that country and brought so many Venezuelans to the point of starvation." Read more

  • Curbelo, Deutch Welcome Four New Members To Bipartisan Climate Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    “We have a lot of work to do on this issue, and coastal communities like mine in South Florida are counting on us to come together and have productive discussions about what we can do to mitigate the effects of climate change and make our nation more resilient. The caucus has such a diverse group of members that each brings unique perspectives to the table. I’m confident that together we can work on bipartisan solutions that will unleash a new era of American innovation and protect our environment, infrastructure, homes, and livelihoods.” Read more

  • Curbelo, Google Host Internet Safety Event for FL-26 Middle School Students
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    “As the father of two young daughters, I’ve seen firsthand how the Internet has become a part of children’s lives earlier than ever before. While online resources are vast and contribute greatly to the learning and sharing of information, we have a responsibility to recognize and prepare our children to combat the ever-present danger from those who try to take advantage of users. Programs like this give parents and our students the resources to practice safe and secure online habits.” Read more

  • Curbelo, Hastings Reintroduce Bipartisan FILET Act to Combat Invasive Lionfish
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    “For decades, coastal communities along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico have faced a growing ecological and economic threat from Lionfish. As private entities continue to research new and innovative ways to combat this invasive species, government should allocate resources to address this major risk to South Florida’s marine fisheries, habitats, and eco-systems.” Read more

  • Curbelo to Trump: Protect Taxpayer Services in Your First Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    "As you develop priorities to be included in the FY2018 Budget proposal that will soon be sent to Congress, I respectfully request that you provide robust funding for the Internal Revenue Service Office of Taxpayer Services. While the leadership of the IRS has been the subject of controversy in recent years, I believe the work being done with funds provided for Taxpayer Services is commendable and worthy of your full and fair consideration... Each program is specifically targeted to ensure tax payers have access to services where they can confidently file returns without fear of being scammed by fraudulent preparers." Read more

  • Curbelo Joins Kinzinger to Reintroduce Authorization of Force Against ISIS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Radical Islamic terrorism is still on the rise, and it’s critical that the Commander in Chief is not restricted in his capabilities to use the full might of our armed forces necessary to eradicate this threat. We look forward to working with the President and his Administration in developing the best strategy, pursuant to this authorization, to destroy ISIS.” Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Executive Order Reducing Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    “In these times of great political division in our country, reducing the regulatory burden on families and employers is something that brings most Americans together. It’s why I supported the REINS Act, which ensures an up-or-down vote on major regulations, earlier this year and why my colleagues and I in the House will continue to review and repeal harmful, job-killing regulations in the coming months. The White House's action yesterday commits the Administration to a pro-growth approach to governing that will expand opportunities for American families and businesses.” Read more

  • Curbelo Commends Administration Decision to Keep LGBTQ Workplace Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    “I have always believed Americans in the workplace should be judged by the content of their character and quality of their work and should never be subject to any discrimination based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Today's statement from the White House makes it clear the new Administration agrees, and this is something all Americans should celebrate. If we are going to bring our country together we must start by celebrating our diversity and respecting the dignity of all people. Today the new Administration has taken a welcome step in that direction.”   Read more

  • Curbelo Applauds Senator Tillis’ Efforts to Build Consensus on Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    “After so many years of heated debate, it's time for Congress to come together and produce results. Senator Tillis is working with both parties to try and build a broad proposal that will tighten border security and enforce our immigration laws, while also providing certainty and relief for immigrants who have been contributing to our country's economy. I applaud his effort to build consensus on a solution and I look forward to continuing to work with him on this issue.” Read more