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  • Curbelo Helps Secure Grant for Veterans Treatment Court
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that the State Attorney’s Office of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami has been awarded a grant of $350,000 for the new Veterans Treatment Court. “I am proud to support this important grant for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office that will provide $350,000 to help our veterans through a special Veterans Treatment Court. This court will provide rehabilitative services to veterans who’ve been charged with non-violent crimes and ... Read more

  • Curbelo Continues to Advocate for Additional Zika Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C.—This morning, the House adopted the Conference Report to H.R. 2577, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. Included in this Report was $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus. Rep. Curbelo offered the following statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report: "This Conference Report includes a much needed increase of $2.9 billion for the Department of Veterans' Affairs to fund mental health and suicide prevention progr... Read more

  • House Passes 9/11 Memorial Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Affairs

    Here I'm pictured with former Navy Seal Senior Chief Petty Officer, Rob O'Neill and former Army Lieutenant Colonel and current Congressman, Steve Russell. O'Neill killed Osama bin Laden and Russell's unit was instrumental in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. I was honored to stand next to two heroes responsible for capturing two of the most wanted men in American history. Washington, D.C.—Last week, the House passed H.R. 3036, the 9/11 Memorial Act. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) was a co-sponsor o... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo's Response to the State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Last night, President Obama addressed the Nation during his last State of the Union Address. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: “After hearing President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, it is abundantly clear that our leaders must search for common ground now more than ever. To elicit positive change in our communities, both parties must work together to craft solutions. We have already seen willingness to come together and pass laws that will addres... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Votes for American SAFE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today a bipartisan, veto-proof majority of the House passed H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act. Rep Curbelo (FL-26) offered the following statement in support of this bill: “Today’s vote allows the United States to continue being a compassionate nation while keeping our homeland safe. This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to carry out thorough background investigations of... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Votes for NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House adopted the Conference Report to H.R. 1735, the FY2016 National Defense Authorization (NDAA) Act. Rep. Curbelo, a Member of the NDAA Conference Committee, issued the following statement: “As a Conferee, I am proud to have signed and voted in favor of the NDAA Conference Report for FY 2016. I am also extremely grateful that my bill H.R. 1386, the SESO Act, was included as part of this critical NDAA legislation. The SESO Act gives entrepreneurs new opportunities ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Commemorates the 14th Anniversary of September 11
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    “Today marks the 14th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks to ever occur on American soil. September 11 will forever be a day when Americans mourn those who lost their lives and reflect on the unique virtues that allowed our nation to come together to grieve during those difficult times. We remember the countless acts of bravery that were so commonly displayed on that fateful day. To the families of the first responders who lost their lives and to the passengers of Flight 93 who rose to t... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes New Navy Special Warfare Unit to Homestead
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Homestead, FL—The Navy has recently announced that it would be relocating the Office of Naval Special Warfare Unit FOUR (NSWU-4), to Homestead, Florida, effective immediately. Their tasks include planning, coordinating, and executing special operations within Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s area of operations. Rep. Curbelo issued the following statement: “Homestead has a rich military history and I am proud to welcome Naval Special Warfare Unit FOUR to our South Florida community. I thank the sai... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Passage of H.R. 3236
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Transportation, Health Care

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed H.R. 3236, the Surface transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 will extend the Highway Trust Fund expenditure authority through October 29, 2015. The passage of this bill will allow Congress additional time to work towards a long-term dea... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Appointment to NDAA Conference Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C.—Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) was appointed to the Conference Committee on the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act. He offered the following statement: “I am greatly honored to be selected as a Conferee to the Conference Committee on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. As Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, it is a privilege to represent my South Florida constituents while working on the very import... Read more

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