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  • VIDEO: Curbelo Urges Administration to Encourage Meaningful Reform of Federal Cannabis Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Last night, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the sponsor of legislation to provide tax parity to legally operating marijuana businesses, joined with Representatives Matt Gaetz (FL-1) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) on the House Floor to discuss the state of cannabis policy as well as Attorney General Jeff Session’s witch hunt against legal, state-regulated operators and hamstringing of federal research on cannabis’ effects. “As I’ve said before in this Chamber Mr. Speaker, the best ally that il... Read more

  • WTAS: Parents, Stakeholders, Bipartisan Members Celebrate House Passage of Curbelo Bill to Protect Children from ID Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, South Florida parents, national stakeholders and bipartisan Members of Congress celebrated the House passage of Representative Carlos Curbelo’s (FL-26) “Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act” earlier this week. The bipartisan legislation will help prevent identities from being stolen by a type of theft known as “synthetic ID fraud,” which most often affects those with a limited credit history – like children and immigrants – negatively affecting their ability to get a mortgage or cr... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Visit to NAS Key West, JIATF-South with President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined President Donald Trump on a visit to Key West, Florida. Curbelo traveled with the President aboard Air Force One from West Palm Beach to Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West. After greeting local officials, they travelled by motorcade to the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-South) for a classified briefing about the work being conducted at the facility. Curbelo released the following statement about his time with the President and their vi... Read more

  • Curbelo Discusses the Future of U.S.Cuba Relations Before Today’s Cuban "Transition of Power"
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Earlier this week, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined NBC 6’s “Impact with Jackie Nespral” to discuss today’s expected transition of power in Cuba and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations going forward. Curbelo reiterated his support for dissidents and opposition leaders and encouraged re-staffing-the U.S. Embassy in Havana as soon as possible to ensure dissidents have support on the ground. “The focus of American foreign policy has to be to support the Cuban people and specifically the d... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo to Join President Trump on Visit to Key West  
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    During an interview with U.S. 1 Radio News earlier this afternoon, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) announced he would be joining President Trump on his visit to Key West. Curbelo will travel with the President aboard Air Force One to Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West and receive a briefing from Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South). “Ezra, well I’ll go ahead and break the news that I will be traveling with the President tomorrow, and will be arriving with him, and will be out at ... Read more

  • WTAS: “Curbelo Bill to Ensure Low-Income Taxpayers Have Continued Access to Tax Prep Services”
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Later today, the House will debate the Curbelo-sponsored “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Permanence Act of 2017,” which will permanently authorize free tax preparation services for taxpayers making less than $54,000 and for those with a limited proficiency in English. The bill is being included in a broader IRS Reform package, and bipartisan colleagues, South Florida constituents and local advocates and stakeholders praised Curbelo’s leadership to secure permanent authorization for this ... Read more

  • Curbelo Legislation to Permanently Authorize Cost-Free Tax Preparation Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives passed Representative Carlos Curbelo’s (FL-26) “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Permanence Act of 2017,” which will permanently authorize free tax preparation services for taxpayers making less than $54,000 and for those with a limited proficiency in English. The legislation was incorporated into a bipartisan package of bills that would redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time in over 20 years. Bipartisan colleagues, South Florida ... Read more

  • House Passes Curbelo Bill to Curb Children, Immigrant Identity Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives passed Representative Carlos Curbelo’s (FL-26) “Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act,” bipartisan legislation that will help prevent children’s identities from being stolen by a type of theft known as “synthetic ID fraud.” “Synthetic ID Fraud” most often effects those with a limited credit history, like children and immigrants. A recent study found that one in every ten children had their Social Security Number (SSN) used by someone else to fraudulently... Read more

  • Curbelo: We Need to Send a Strong Message to Assad
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) condemned the latest chemical attack by the Assad regime in Syria and called for a U.S. response that sends a strong message it will not allow such acts to go unanswered. “We cannot accept in the year 2018 that any government that is recognized by the United Nations – a world leader – would use these types of weapons against his or her own people,” Curbelo said in an interview with U.S. 1 Radio News’ Bill Becker. “I supported the missile strike la... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Vote Against Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement on his vote against the balanced budget amendment considered in the House of Representatives today: “Young Americans deserve a serious plan to secure the future - not empty gestures designed to give politicians material for their campaign ads. Our country is heading down an unsustainable path of government spending that must be reversed in order to preserve our way of life for future generations. Young workers are pouring billi... Read more

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