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  • Curbelo, Deutch Kick-Off First Meeting of Climate Solutions Caucus as Membership Grows
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, Co-Chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-22) and Ted Deutch (FL-22), led the first public meeting of the Caucus. The meeting focus on the “Climate Impact on Coastal Communities”, included panelists that discussed the impact rising sea-levels will have on flood insurance, infrastructure projects to mitigate and adapt to the threat, and ocean acidification. Panelists included: Senior Policy Representative for the National Association of REALTORS Aust... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges Treasury Secretary to Invest in IRS Services for Elderly, Low-Income Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Yesterday, during a Ways and Means Committee hearing, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) urged Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to protect funding for programs like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), that are specifically targeted to ensure tax payers have access to services where they can confidently file returns without fear of being scammed by fraudulent preparers. Although Curbelo expressed conce... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates $2 Million Army Corps. Project for Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Project
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0463c1} Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after the Army Corps. of Engineers announced that it would provide $2 million in funding towards the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program (FKWQIP). This announcement comes after Curbelo, a long-time champion of FKWQIP, led a bipartisan letter with Members ... Read more

  • Curbelo, Moulton Introduce Flood Protection Act to Fund Flood Mitigation Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced the bipartisan Flood Protection Act, legislation that would establish a cost-share program for infrastructure projects that divert, remove, or store flood waters. It would also authorize funding to assist communities with enhancement of natural barriers, modernization and maintenance of current infrastructure, such as levees, elevated roads, and floodwalls to protect our waterfront communities. “According to the... Read more

  • Curbelo: Despite Distractions, Congress is Working on Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    On Sunday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined NBC 6’s Jawan Strader for a conversation on “Impact” about Congress’s efforts to continue working on the issues impacting the people of South Florida. Curbelo discussed his vision for American economic recovery, his recent vote on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) and the importance of Congress continuing to work on these policies despite the distractions being reported. A partial transcript of Curbelo’s comments is available below and vi... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on the President’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes, Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement commenting on the President’s budget proposal: “Today’s budget proposed by the Administration does not reflect the appropriate allocation of funds to get our country back on sound fiscal footing. From cuts to agencies needed to protect our environment and combat the threats of climate change, to cuts to our safety nets for the most-needy Americans, to complete slashing of public broadcasting funds, this budget abandons progre... Read more

  • During House Floor Debate, Curbelo Expresses Support for Juvenile Justice Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Criminal Justice Reform

    As the House debates the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 on the House floor today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined his colleagues to express his support of the legislation, of which he is a co-sponsor, that would reauthorize and improve current law and put more kids on the pathway to success. Curbelo previously introduced similar legislation in the 114th Congress, which passed the House in September 2016. A transcript of Curbelo’s remarks is below. A video of the full speech is ... Read more

  • VIDEO: Curbelo Discusses Tax Reform and Increased American Competitiveness With Policy Experts
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    This morning, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) participated in a Ways and Means Committee hearing to address the need for comprehensive tax reform as a method for the U.S. to incentivize business innovation, preserve market competition, and grow job opportunity. Curbelo asked panelist William Simon about how the implementation of the Committee’s Blueprint would apply to communities – such as South Florida – that are currently essential trading areas in the United States, and what improvemen... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes $4.1 Million DOT Grant for Key West International
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement on the recently announced U.S. Department of Transportation grant of $4,140,000 for residential noise mitigation measures around Key West International Airport. “Many thanks to Congressman Curbelo and his staff for assisting us in securing this important funding that will provide our airport neighbors with essential noise insulation home improvements,” said Director of Key West International and Florida Keys Marathon Internat... Read more

  • 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

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