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  • Politico Pro Florida: Curbelo files bill to make it easier for medical marijuana firms to pay taxes
    Posted in In The News on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    South Florida Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo is teaming up with an Oregon Democrat to introduce a bill that would allow marijuana businesses that operate in compliance with state law to claim common tax deductions and credits. ... “One of my goals in Congress is to ensure the law treats all enterprises with fairness and equity; giving them the opportunity to grow and prosper,” Curbelo said in a statement. “This bill clarifies our federal tax code for those marijuana businesses operating l... Read more

  • The Hill: GOP lawmaker calls for select committee on Russia
    Posted in In The News on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) told The Hill on Wednesday that he supports empaneling a bipartisan independent select committee to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election as questions over House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's (R-Calif.) handling of the issue continue to mount. Curbelo said a congressional select committee — which would work independently of the House and Senate Intelligence committees — would “give greater credibility and independence to th... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Miami Republicans call Trump order on climate change 'dangerous,' 'misguided'
    Posted in In The News on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Miami Republican Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo on Tuesday once again criticized President Donald Trump, their party's leader, this time over his executive order undoing many of the Obama administration's climate change rules. The reversal is "troubling" and "dangerous," Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. Curbelo called Trump's action "misguided." Both lawmakers represent coastal South Florida districts directly affected by rising sea levels and other effects of global warming. They... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Curbelo, Stefanik Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring Flexibility to Pell Grant System
    Posted in In The News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Bipartisan legislation recently introduced by U.S. Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) would make federal Pell Grants more flexible and available to students year round. The Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act would better reflect student demographics becoming older, having families and working part- or full-time jobs while attending school. … Currently, Pell Grants support nearly one-third of undergraduate students. It doesn’t, however, support students who take ... Read more

  • Florida Politics: Brian Mast, Carlos Curbelo call for ‘American innovation’ on climate change
    Posted in In The News on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    A group of Republican members of Congress including U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Carlos Curbelo have introduced a climate change resolution calling for ‘American innovation’ efforts to address it. Curbelo and Mast, along with Elise Stefanik of New York, sponsored the resolution declaring that climate change is a real and growing problem, but espousing conservative principles to work on economically viable solutions. ... “Our goal with this resolution,” Curbelo added, “is to shift the debate from wh... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo Pushes Republicans for Solutions on Climate Change
    Posted in In The News on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    From his perch as one of the co-chairs and founders of the Climate Solution Caucus, this week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., focused on the environment, urging his fellow Republicans to provide more solutions. Curbelo joined fellow Republicans U.S. Reps. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania and Elise Stefanik of New York to bring out a resolution on Wednesday urging the GOP-controlled U.S. House to use “American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism” to defend the “conservative principle to pro... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Miami Republican files new DREAM Act in Congress
    Posted in In The News on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Bolstered by the White House’s apparent interest in protecting at least one group of unauthorized immigrants, Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo on Thursday re-filed legislation that would allow people brought illegally as children to remain in the country. The “Recognizing American Children Act,” or RACA, would offer an eventual path to U.S. citizenship to immigrants who entered illegally before Jan. 1, 2012, and were 16 years old or younger. The legislation is essentially a new version of th... Read more

  • Key West Citizen: Lawmakers file bill to fight flood insurance rate hikes
    Posted in In The News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Charlie Crist have re-introduced a bill that would protect the owners of rental properties and second homes from large flood insurance rate increases. The two congressmen filed the Flood Insurance Fairness Act on Tuesday, which is designed to extend caps on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance rates to second homes and rental properties in coastal areas. This bill is “critical to South Florida, especially for residents of the Florida Keys that are in de... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: States Ease Restrictions on Voting by Felons
    Posted in In The News on March 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    ... Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R., Fla.), one of the only GOP officials to sign the petition supporting the constitutional amendment, said the issue should transcend partisanship. After the court decides whether it qualifies for the ballot, the amendment would need roughly 750,000 signatures; to take effect, it needs approval from 60% of voters. “If you can’t give people a way to get back on their feet and become fully active citizens once they’ve served their time, then it’s only a matter of time bef... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Marco Rubio, Carlos Curbelo Push Obamacare Tax Reform for Puerto Rico, Territories
    Posted in In The News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued his focus on Puerto Rico this week, teaming up with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, to unveil a proposal giving that island and other American territories relief from a health-care tax. The three legislators showcased the “Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2017” on Tuesday. Under former President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law, health insurance providers were hit with annual fees, including ones in... Read more

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