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  • Curbelo Urges House & Senate Leadership to Pass Emergency Zika Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Members of Congress from Florida sent a bipartisan letter to House and Senate Leadership, urging Congress to pass legislation to fund Zika eradication efforts. “For months I have strongly advocated for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus. South Florida has been ground zero for the disease, and we are seeing first-hand Zika’s devastating impact not only on public health, but on our economy as well. The top priority of Congress should b... Read more

  • Curbelo Calls on President to Support Guillermo Fariñas
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.— Guillermo “Coco” Fariñas, a Cuban freedom fighter, marks the 50th day of his hunger strike in protest of the Castro regime’s violent crackdown on dissidents in light of President Obama’s normalization policy. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement urging the President to contact Mr. Fariñas to discuss his motivation behind his hunger strike and the desolate conditions facing Cuban dissidents: “Mr. Fariñas is a Cuban patriot dedicated to the freedom and li... Read more

  • Statement by Congressman Carlos Curbelo after Visit to Panamá
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) recently visited Panamá and released the following statement: "The inauguration of the expanded Panamá Canal is the beginning of a new era for world trade. Goods will now be transported more efficiently around the globe meaning more opportunities for both producers and consumers, exporters and importers. The Panamanian government deserves high praise for the successful completion of this ambitious infrastructure project. South Florida families will... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Visits Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Recently, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. He released the following statement about his experience. "This week I visited the US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay – a critical military and national security asset serving key roles in the war on terrorism, drug and migrant interdiction, and as a strategic forward base for the Atlantic Fleet. Every day approximately 7,000 US military personnel and contractors go to work at GTMO to keep our country ... Read more

  • Congressmen Curbelo and Diaz-Balart Host Meeting with Colombian Ambassador and South Florida Colombian-American Community Leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    MIAMI – Congressmen Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) met with Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón and members of the Colombian-American community in South Florida to discuss the Colombian peace process. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) was represented by her Chief of Staff and Subcommittee Staff Director. Rep. Curbelo: “Our meeting with Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón and leaders of South Florida's Colombian-American community this afternoon was very productive, a... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Calls Guantanamo Bay Closure Dangerous
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Miami, Florida—This morning, President Obama revealed his plans to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: "The detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is a critical military asset in fighting the war on terror. It houses some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists who are responsible for the deadliest attacks against civilians in our country’s history. Americans have legitimate concerns and seri... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Calls for Release of Leopoldo Lopez
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today marks the two-year anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of Leopoldo Lopez. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement calling for his release. “It is utterly deplorable that Leopoldo Lopez, an activist fighting for human rights for the people of Venezuela, has been imprisoned by the Maduro regime for two years. It is abundantly clear that this regime has deep harbored contempt for fundamental civil liberties. Lopez’s imprisonment is a slap to the Venezu... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Celebrates Plan Colombia
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Tonight, Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) will be attending a White House reception celebrating the success of Plan Colombia. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to attend tonight’s event commemorating the 15th anniversary of Plan Colombia, a U.S. – Colombia joint effort to combat drug trafficking and end the decades-long armed conflict with the terrorist FARC. As we are reminded today of the progress Colombia has made as a result of this partnership, we must continue to pro... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Commends Taiwan on Election
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement of commendation to the Republic of China (Taiwan) on their election this past weekend: “I congratulate the people of Taiwan for electing its first female President, Tsai Ing-wen, an extraordinary victory. During my first year in Congress, I worked with current President Ma's government, and I applaud them for their diligent efforts to promote democracy. I commend Taiwan on this momentous occasion; the United States is f... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Responds to COP21 Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Energy

    Washington, D.C.—This morning, the final agreement of COP21, a global climate summit, was reached. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in response to the summit's conclusion: “In order to make significant progress on reducing carbon emissions, it’s imperative that the world’s leading economies reach a consensus on how to proceed. It is particularly important for countries like China and India to cooperate and to honor their commitments. The United States cannot lead alone. Cli... Read more

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