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  • Curbelo Welcomes House Passage Disaster Relief Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Following today’s passage of disaster relief funding in the House of Representatives, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: “Since Hurricane Irma hit earlier last month, hard-working Americans in my home state of Florida, and specifically many of my constituents in the Florida Keys, have been working around the clock to get their communities, businesses and homes up and running after the storm’s 130 mile per hour winds and significant storm surge. Many lost ever... Read more

  • Curbelo, Lieu Lead Bipartisan Effort to Curb Costly, Unfair Bail Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Ted W. Lieu (CA-33) were joined by Representatives Mia Love (UT-4) and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) in introducing the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017, bipartisan and bicameral legislation that incentivizes moving away from a money bail system. Under money bail systems, the decision to detain a person prior to their trial is based on their ability to pay bail instead of their flight risk or danger to society. The Senate companion legislat... Read more

  • Curbelo, Moulton Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ban “Bump Stocks”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced bipartisan legislation to ban the manufacture, sale, and use of “bump stocks” and similar devices.The legislation would also make violation of the law a felony and allow for increased penalties for offenders through a review of federal sentencing guidelines. The perfectly bipartisan effort has 20 original co-sponsors – 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Co-sponsorship of the legislation is structured in the Noah’s Ark... Read more

  • Curbelo, Moulton Lead Bipartisan Effort to Ban “Bump Stocks”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Seth Moulton (MA-6) announced they are leading a perfectly bipartisan effort to introduce legislation to ban the manufacture, sale, and use of “bump stocks.” The Members hope to introduce and move this legislation as quickly as possible. Moulton’s and Curbelo’s legislation would be structured in the Noah’s Ark style, meaning Members would have to sign on as a co-sponsor with a Member from the other Party. “It’s time for Members of Congress to fin... Read more

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Curbelo To Show Support for Dreamers at FWD.us Press Conference Despite Durbin’s Objection, Will Be Available for Media After
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Despite earlier objections from Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) will attend a press conference by FWD.us and Senators Durbin and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to show support for DACA recipients, known as Dreamers, who will be flying to Washington to ask Congress for a permanent solution to their situation. As outlined in a report by The Hill, FWD.us initially invited Curbelo to speak at the press conference about his Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act, a p... Read more

  • Curbelo: From Hurricane Relief to Fixing the ACA, Colleagues Seem to Always Have an Excuse to Postpone Bipartisanship
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, during a Ways and Means Committee markup of the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017 (H.R. 849), which would repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) called out his colleagues who have supported this measure in the past and are now choosing to oppose it for political reasons. Curbelo, a strong advocate for bipartisanship, called on his colleagues to put politics aside and come together on areas of agreement. Curbelo ... Read more

  • Curbelo Staff to Host Mobile Office Hours in the Florida Keys
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    As Keys Recovery continues in Monroe County, the office of Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) will continue to host Mobile Office Hours throughout the Florida Keys to assist constituents with any questions or concerns about disaster aid from federal agencies such as FEMA, and SBA. For more information on what is available please visit curbelo.house.gov/hurricaneirma. Staff is available outside of these hours by phone at 305-292-4485 or by appointment. Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 11:00am - 4:0... Read more

  • Curbelo Responds to Administration Announcement Regarding U.S.-Cuba Relations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement commenting on the Administration’s announcement regarding changes to U.S.-Cuba relations: “Withdrawing embassy personnel is a logical first step to keeping our diplomats safe, but more must be done to hold the Cuban dictatorship accountable. Changes in visa policies should focus on denying entry to the United States to Cuban government officials and those who through their actions buttress the dictatorship – not everyd... Read more

  • In Emotional Appeal on Behalf of His Constituents, Curbelo Urges Swift Passage of Tax Relief for Hurricane Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    While on the House Floor managing debate of legislation that will provide tax relief for hurricane survivors, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) urged his colleagues to swiftly pass this much-needed bill. “I am the representative of the district that was hit the hardest by Hurricane Irma,” Curbelo said. “Chairman Brady was here, he has been working hard back home to help his community recover while managing his responsibilities here as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He is calling f... Read more

  • MUST WATCH: Just Before Passage, Curbelo Makes Final Case for Tax Relief for Hurricane Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Just before House passage, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) made the final case for legislation that will provide tax relief for hurricane survivors and give tax relief parity to Americans in Puerto Rico and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 passed the House today 264-155 and will be sent to the Senate for consideration. “I know this legislation would improve their situation,” Curbelo said while opposing Democrat’s mot... Read more

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