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  • Curbelo: New Sanctions Put Maduro and His Thugs On Notice
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement commenting on reports the U.S. will sanction the eight judges on Venezuela’s Supreme Court that stripped the Venezuelan Congress of all its powers earlier this year: “With these new sanctions, this Administration is putting Nicolas Maduro and his thugs on notice. The United States will no longer stand by and watch Maduro twist and manipulate the Venezuelan constitution so he can continue to violate the human rights of the peo... Read more

  • Curbelo Meets With Syrian White Helmet Leaders in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    “One of the greatest blemishes on human history is the war that has raged in Syria for over six years, but as in all tragedies we should look to the helpers for hope in humanity and the future. The men and women of the Syria Civil Defense are working to save as many lives as possible from Assad’s brutal and ruthless attacks against innocent Syrians. Their work should be commended and supported and I’m honored to have met them in Washington.” Read more

  • Curbelo, Soto Introduce Bipartisan Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Darren Soto (FL-9) today introduced bipartisan legislation to provide immigration relief to Venezuelans that have long resided in the United States and are unable to return to their home country due to the deteriorating political conditions there. The Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act would allow Venezuelans that arrived to the United States prior to January 1, 2013 to apply for legal permanent resident status, so long as they do not have a criminal rec... Read more

  • Curbelo Discusses Syria, U.S.-Russia Relations, Fight Against ISIS on Local 10’s This Week in South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    On Sunday, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Ted Deutch (FL-22) appeared together on WPLG -Local 10’s This Week in South Florida to discuss their views on the situation in Syria, U.S.-Russia relations and the state of the fight against ISIS. Curbelo reaffirmed his belief that U.S. policy should be focused on ensuring Bashar al-Assad has no future in Syria, and suggested using sanctions and aggressive diplomatic efforts to force him out. Curbelo also reiterated his condemnation of Vladmi... Read more

  • Curbelo Expresses His Support for U.S. Airstrike Against Assad Regime
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Curbelo: “We must send a united message against Assad’s brutality” Read more

  • FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “Curbelo Calls for Decisive Action in Syria”
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Last night, Representative Carlos Curbelo commended the President’s decision to conduct an airstrike against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Curbelo has repeatedly and consistently called for decisive action to be taken against the Assad regime in Syria since 2013: August 28, 2013: August 30, 2013: September 3, 2013: Press Release: “Carlos Curbelo Calls for Decisive Action in Syria” Curbelo: “The Administration has reached the correct decision in holding Bashar al Assad accountable for brutally gassin... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Increase to Puerto Rico’s Medicare Advantage Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement regarding Puerto Rico’s expected 7% increase in Medicare Advantage (MA) funding, which mitigates previous cuts of more than 20% on the base rates of funding resulting from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) formula that began in 2012: “I’m grateful the Administration recognized the importance of assisting the people of Puerto Rico as they tackle the healthcare crisis. Reducing the burden of the previous Administration's cuts... Read more

  • Curbelo: On Syria, America Must Lead
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), issued the following statement commenting on the Assad regime’s most recent chemical attack on Syrian civilians: “One of the greatest blemishes on human history is the war that has raged in Syria for over six years. This most recent attack is another example of Bashar al Assad’s sick obsession with remaining in power, even if that means resorting to brutal tactics that kill his own people and continue to destroy the country. Bashar al Assad is a terr... Read more

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

    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

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

    “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

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