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  • Curbelo Welcomes Federal Funding for FIU Alzheimer’s Disease Research
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) welcomed a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $74,746 for Florida International University (FIU) to continue their research exploring the impact felt by Hispanic communities in the acquisition of Alzheimer’s disease support services. “Alzheimer's is devastating for patients and their families and I’m pleased to see federal research dollars being directed to projects like those being conducted at Florida International University,” Cu... Read more

  • Curbelo: Medicare Schemes Are Costing Taxpayers Billions, We Need to Do Better
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) urged Administration officials to do more to combat the waste, fraud and abuse plaguing the Medicare program. Curbelo read an excerpt from the Miami Herald highlighting the severity of the problem in South Florida. He later asked the witnesses if there was anything more that could be done on the front-end to prevent fraudulent providers from being approved during the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services application process (3:30). Following his... Read more

  • Curbelo: With Sea Level Rise a Concern, Flood Insurance Re-Authorization Must Account for South Florida’s Needs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

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  • ICYMI: Curbelo Discusses Climate Victory in Defense Spending Bill with WIOD News Radio
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo joined 610AM WIOD News Radio this morning to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Curbelo’s leadership of the Climate Solutions Caucus to defeat an anti-climate amendment that had been proposed to the bill. As was reported by the Miami Herald Friday, the Caucus has the potential to continue defeating anti-climate legislation in the House of Representatives. “Now this issue that we're discussing is even more basic than that, we're not getting int... Read more

  • Curbelo Secures South Florida Priorities in Defense Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) celebrated House passage of H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. This bill includes Curbelo’s Foreign Spill Protection Act and language that requires the Pentagon to assess the vulnerabilities posed by climate change so we can responsibly identify and implement adaptive measures for our military installations. The Senate will now consider a defense spending bill, and the two chambers will work on a package to send to the Presi... Read more

  • Curbelo-Supported Grant for $6.5 Million Heads to Key West International for Runway Rehabilitation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement welcoming a $6,524,894 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for runway rehabilitation at Key West International Airport. Earlier this year, Curbelo also announced a $4.1 million DOT grant for the airport’s noise mitigation project. “Ensuring Key West International remains operationally safe for incoming and departing aircrafts is critical to Key West’s tourism-based economy, small businesses, and families whose livel... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates Defeat of Anti-Climate Amendment to Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement after the Members of the Caucus helped defeat an amendment that would have eliminated a requirement for the Department of Defense to report on military base vulnerability to sea level rise impacts and possible resiliency plans: “This is a great step forward for all who accept the reality of climate change and know Congress needs to act to address it. A bipartisan majority ... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes Federal Funding for Florida International University’s Drug Addiction Treatment Research for HIV Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement welcoming a $146,500 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant for Florida International University’s research on the use of oxytocin to treat morphine addiction in HIV-infected patients. “The drug addiction crisis facing our nation needs the attention of researchers across the country,” Curbelo said. “This grant is critical to aiding the continued study of HIV-patient’s addiction patterns and discovering treatment s... Read more

  • Curbelo, Napolitano Introduce Legislation to Raise Funds for NIH Neurological Research
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Mental Health

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) introduced the Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act. This bipartisan legislation would help raise awareness for mental health while supporting neurological research being done by the National Institute of Mental Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. “Neurological and psychiatric disorders have exacted a tremendous toll on our society,” Curbelo said in a speech o... Read more

  • Curbelo’s Bipartisan Welfare-to-Work Bill Passes House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Curbelo: “Last week in the wake of the tragic shooting against Members of Congress, we all vowed to come together, to find common ground. The Committee on Ways and Means answered that call… The American people expect us to have our differences, our disagreements, but they also expect us to find common ground, and Republicans and Democrats have done this today in favor of those who need it most – welfare recipients, needy families in our country. So I'm very proud to sponsor this legislation, to support it, and I would ask all of my colleagues to do the same.” Read more

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