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  • Curbelo Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses Affected by Zika
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) introduced H.R. 5986, the Small Business Relief from Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act. This important legislation is the House companion to Senator Rubio’s S.3301. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in strong support of this bill: “The Zika virus has not only resulted in public health challenges for our communities, but it has also had a devastating impact on the economy in the areas where the disease-carrying mosquitoes are most conce... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo Urges Congress to Pass Zika Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—This week, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) spoke on the House Floor to urge Congress to take action against Zika in South Florida, throughout the contry, and around the world. Excerpt from the speeh: "Funding Zika eradication efforts should be a national priority. The mosquitoes carrying this disease will not discriminate between Congressional lines or infect people from only certain states. All members of Congress, from both parties, and across the country, must appreciate the sev... Read more

  • Curbelo Opposes Environmental Regulation Committee's Toxins Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Homestead, Florida—Yesterday, the Environmental Regulation Committee of Florida voted 3-2 to approve a new proposal that will increase allowed levels of toxins for over two dozen known chemicals in Florida’s waterways. “Yesterday’s proposal is ill-timed, ill-advised and unnecessarily exposes Floridians to greater health risks. Increasing “acceptable” levels of known carcinogens in our water will in no way improve our already fragile ecosystem. I strongly urge the state of Florida to adhere to fe... Read more

  • Curbelo's Remarks After Zika Press Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), held a press conference to urge their colleagues in Congress to pass appropriate funding to combat the Zika virus. “Congress must sufficiently fund Zika eradication efforts, an issue not only important to the state of Florida, but our country as a whole. The latest reports from the Florida Department of Health suggest that there have been 50 cases of Zika in Miami-Dade county alone, while the state of Florida account... Read more

  • Curbelo Encourages Hurricane Preparedness
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, June 1st, marks the start of Hurricane Season, and I encourage all South Florida residents to fully prepare. Please watch my video release and visit NOAA's website and http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes for more tips on how to stay safe this Hurricane Season. ### Read more

  • Curbelo Fights for PortMiami and Secures Everglades Funding in WRDA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—In early May, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) met with Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster to discuss Everglades Restoration. On Wednesday, the Committee unanimously approved H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). Included in this bill are South Florida priorities championed by Rep. Curbelo, such robust Everglades funding and the protection of PortMiami. “The Everglades are home to many species of wildlife and an invaluable sour... Read more

  • House and Senate Expected to Go to Conference on Package of Military and Zika Spending Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House agreed to go to Conference on a package of military and Zika related spending bills. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) offered the following statement: "I voted in support of this package of bills that is expected to be finalized by bipartisan Members of the Senate and House Conference Committee. Included in the House package is critical funding of $81.6 billion – a $1.8 billion increase from last year - for military personnel, their families, and base infrastructure.... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Testifies Before Congress on Mitigation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on his bill, H.R. 5177, the Mitigation Investment Act of 2016. “I was proud to testify on behalf of my bill, the National Mitigation Investment Act, during today’s hearing on controlling the costs of federal responses to natural disasters. This bill serves as a step forward to revitalizing the way the United States oversees pre and post-natural disaster preparedness and ... Read more

  • Curbelo and Sires Introduce Disaster Mitigation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Albio Sires (NJ-08) introduced H.R. 5177, the National Mitigation Investment Act of 2016 (NMIA). The National Mitigation Investment Act of 2016 works to alleviate losses to residential and commercial property following a natural disaster through pre-disaster preventative measures. It would provide incentives for the adoption and active enforcement of state building codes. It would also amend the Robert Safford Disaster Relief and Emergency... Read more

  • Bill to Name Federal Building after South Floridian Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4957, to Designate the Federal building located at 99 New York Avenue, N.E., in the District of Columbia as the "Ariel Rios Federal Building." Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), who is an original cosponsor of the legislation, released the following statement: “I am proud to support H.R. 4957, which would name the headquarters of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in honor of Special Agent Ariel ... Read more