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  • 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

  • Sun Sentinel: South Florida 100 Forum February 26
    Posted in In The News on February 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    ... "It’s encouraging to see two of our local Republican members of Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo, starting to resist. With close ties to the immigrant community, they understand that Trump’s immigration policies harm families. They have also spoken out against the mistreatment of transgender children. I know them both and believe they are honorable people, and I respect them even though I disagree with many of their public policy positions. I hope they will lead their colleag... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo: Tax Reform Helps Small Businesses
    Posted in In The News on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    From his new seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla,, is making the case that tax reform helps small businesses. Curbelo was featured by House Republicans in their latest “Tax Reform Tuesday” Web video. “Greetings from South Florida. I’m Carlos Curbelo and I represent this community in Congress,” the South Florida Republican says in the video which was also released in Spanish. “We House Republicans are starting our work on tax reform and tax reform is a... Read more

  • Local 10: US Rep. Carlos Curbelo meets with local Jewish community leaders in wake of threats
    Posted in In The News on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    ... Representatives from the JCC in Kendall met Wednesday morning with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., hoping to voice their concerns and find a solution for the growing problem. "The last bomb threat we had, we had 1,000 people on our campus. Seven hundred of them were under the age of 12," Tepper said. The threats have been hoaxes, but they have still instilled a tremendous amount of fear not only among the Jewish community, but also for non-Jewish members, leaders said. Curbelo said he is p... Read more

  • NBC 6: 'They Appreciate Our Country': Miami Congressman Meets With Syrian Refugee Families
    Posted in In The News on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Two Syrian families who left everything behind in search of peace met with a Miami lawmaker Wednesday to help put a face to the refugee crisis. South Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo met with the families, who are in Miami under refugee status. The families, who didn't want to be identified by name, said they're well aware of the stigma that comes with the words "Syrian refugees." Speaking through an interpreter, one man said because of the security in the U.S. and the sense of being safe that... Read more

  • Florida Politics: Four Florida Congress members sign letter requesting meeting with President Trump on taxes and infrastructure
    Posted in In The News on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Four members of Florida’s congressional delegation have co-signed a written a letter to President Trump, requesting a meeting to sit down and talk to him to discuss about areas of potential agreement, including tax reform and infrastructure investment. ... The Problem Solvers Caucus was conceived just prior to the 2014 mid-term elections, and works closely with No Labels, an advocacy group encouraging bipartisanship. Among the 35 co-signers to the letter include Florida Democrats Charlie Crist a... Read more

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