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  • Curbelo, González-Colón, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Exempt Puerto Rico from the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Jenniffer González-Colón (PR), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-7) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide relief from the burdensome health insurance tax (HIT) to Puerto Ricans recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The legislation, H.R. 4619, would amend the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Section 9010 by providing temporary relief to health insurance providers in Puerto Rico from paying the tax, which has been passed on to consumers in the forms of higher ... Read more

  • United Way Miami Testifies Before Curbelo, Ways and Means Committee on Low-Income Tax Preparation Services
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Earlier today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee and the sponsor of the VITA Permanence Act, welcomed United Way Miami-Dade’s participation in a Subcommittee on Oversight hearing on the taxpayer experience with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Curbelo asked United Way Miami Dade about the increasing demand for VITA services in South Florida. The two also discussed Miami’s vibrant, entrepreneurial economy and how the ... Read more

  • Curbelo's Bipartisan Foreign Spill Protection Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which includes the bipartisan Foreign Spill Protection Act introduced by Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) earlier this year. “I’m proud of the enactment of this forward-looking legislation to anticipate the risks of a foreign-based oil spill impacting American waters and coastlines, ensuring foreign entities responsible for an oil spill affecting U.S. waters and our coastline are also responsib... Read more

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Tomorrow, United Way Miami-Dade to Testify at Ways and Means Hearing on Taxpayer Experience with the IRS
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #181818} p.p2 {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} span.s3 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} Tomorrow morning, the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight will host a hearing on the taxpayer experience with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The hearing will include testimony ... Read more

  • Curbelo Talks Tax Relief for South Florida Families with NBC 6 and Local 10
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    As Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate head to a conference committee this week to negotiate the final tax reform legislation, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member of Congress on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, joined NBC 6’s “Impact with Jackie Nespral” and Local 10’s “This Week in South Florida” to discuss tax reform and other issues in national and local headlines. Partial transcripts of both interviews are available below. The... Read more

  • Curbelo Praises House Passage of Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) today praised House passage of the Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017 (H.R.2658).This bill mandates a strategy from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan people and strengthens the current approach to Venezuela at the United Nations while also combating widespread corruption among government officials in Venezuela. Similar legislation was authored in... Read more

  • Curbelo Commends President's Decision to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement commending the decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: “Jerusalem is without question the capital of Israel and I commend the President’s decision to recognize it as such. Denying simple, obvious truths is not a strategy for peace. With this decision we are not only standing by our ally, but also recognizing the freedom of all major faiths to continue worshiping in Jerusalem.” Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on House Vote for Conceal Carry Reciprocity, Lack of Action on Bump Stocks
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after the House voted on concealed carry reciprocity legislation while not taking action on bump stocks: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} “I have always been a strong supporter of protecting Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens. I also support efforts to strengthen the NICS system and provide law-abiding Americans with the means to protect themselves from crim... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on House Vote to Move Tax Reform Bill Forward to Conference with Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after the House voted to send the tax reform bill to a conference committee with the Senate: “After months of spirited debate and thoughtful conversations about what American families and businesses need to make sure the economic recovery reaches every household, we’re entering the final phase of a pro-growth, pro-family, simplified tax code. “As a Member of Ways and Means I have been a strong supporter of expanding the child... Read more

  • Curbelo Applauds House Passage of Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training As A First Step Toward Safer Workplace on Capitol Hill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after unanimous House passage of legislation requiring annual sexual harassment training by Members of Congress and staff: “Today is an important first step toward a safer workplace here in the Congress. Representing the American people as a Member of Congress and working on their behalf as a congressional staffer is a privilege, and all those with that honor need to show one another respect. While I’m grateful for this manda... Read more

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