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  • House Adopts National Defense Authorization Conference Report, Including Curbelo Small Business Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    “I was proud to support passage of the NDAA, which completely authorizes military operations for FY 2017,” Curbelo added. “This bill will include a pay raise for our troops and better access to healthcare for them and their families. I’m grateful this legislation will prohibit the Obama Administration from transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to the U.S., closing the facility, and transferring the base back to the Cuban government. Ensuring this base stays in U.S. hands is critical to U.S.-Cuba relations.” Read more

  • Curbelo Achieves Passage of Another Small Business Subcontracting Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Last year, Representative Curbelo introduced the Small Entrepreneur Subcontracting Opportunities (SESO) Act. The bill, which Curbelo secured inclusion into the Defense Authorization Act, holds agency officials accountable for small business subcontracting during their annual performance evaluations. Building on the progress achieved last year from the Small Entrepreneur Subcontracting Opportunities Act, Curbelo introduced H.R. 4284, the Service Provider Opportunity Clarificatio... Read more

  • Curbelo Secures $3 million in Funding for Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes, Energy and Environment

    Florida Keys, Florida—Today, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would provide $3 million in funding towards the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program (FKWQIP). This announcement comes less than two months after Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) led a bi-partisan letter to Assistant Secretary Darcy, urging her to give full and fair consideration to this critical project that directly benefits the Florida Keys. “I am extremely pleased to hear that the Army Corps of Engineers will be devoti... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Supports Passage of H.R. 3762
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Concurred in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in support of its adoption: "The adoption of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act focuses on patient-centered healthcare plans by returning power to American consumers and families through free market solutions. H.R. 3762 will reduce the national def... Read more

  • House Adopts FY16 Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House adopted the FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Act. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26), who voted in favor of the package, released the following statement in support of its adoption: “Today’s adoption of the FY16 Omnibus Act will fund the federal government through September 30, 2016. This important package provides $548 billion in defense funding, including $59 billion to combat ISIL and support operations in Afghanistan with increased intelligence and surveillance capabilities. ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Applauds Adoption of PATH Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) voted to provide tax relief for working families and small businesses by supporting the Amendment to H.R. 2029, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in support of its adoption: “Today’s adoption of the PATH Act will help millions of Americans throughout the country by extending and making permanent tax relief for working class families, small businesses, students, and educators. Specifically... Read more

  • Reps. Curbelo and Graham Introduce Bill to Help Farmers Impacted by Oriental Fruit Fly
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Reps. Curbelo (FL-26) and Graham (FL-02) introduced H.R. 4226, to Provide Relief for Farmers Impacted by the Oriental Fruit Fly. Reps. Curbelo and Graham released the following statement in support of this bipartisan bill: “On October 1, 2015 a 98 square-mile quarantine was issued in South Miami-Dade County to contain a recent discovery of Oriental Fruit Flies. Though the quarantine has been absolutely necessary, and so far effective, to eradicate this invasive pest, it has take... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo's First Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill also included H.R. 1386, the Small Entrepreneur Subcontracting Opportunities (SESO) Act, Rep. Curbelo’s first piece of legislation to pass both the House and Senate and be signed by the President. Rep. Curbelo offered the following statement: “The SESO Act requires that agencies look at subcontracting accomplishments as well as prime contracting accomplishments when evaluatin... Read more

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