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  • Curbelo, Florida Colleagues Urge Administration to Expedite Negotiations with Colombia Regarding Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) led a bicameral group of Florida lawmakers to urge Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer to expedite negotiations of steel and aluminum tariffs exemptions with U.S. allies and partners, including Colombia. Curbelo was joined by Senator Marco Rubio (FL) and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25). “Negotiations with Colombia should be a priority. Under outgoing... Read more

  • Applications for Service Academy Nominations Due November 16
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo’s (FL-26) application process for nominations to the five United States service academies is currently open. The deadline to submit an application will be Friday, November 16, 2018. Guidelines for Submissions are as Follows: A completed application found here, A minimum of three letters of recommendation SAT/ACT test scores A valid transcript (s) A photo of yourself A resume A personal Essay of 500 words Members of Congress may nominate applicants who meet the eligi... Read more

  • Curbelo Expresses Optimism with Administration’s Intentions to Enter Trade Negotiations with European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement, welcoming the Administration’s intention to initiate formal trade negotiations with the European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom: “Initiating formal trade negotiations with the European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom are a positive step for U.S. trade relations with these critical allies. I congratulate Ambassador Lighthizer and his team for their efforts to expand trade opportunities with strong partners t... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo, Ros-Lehtinen, Diaz-Balart, Rubio Urge The President to Sanction Anyone Found Responsible for Death of Venezuelan Opposition Leader
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and members of South Florida’s Venezuelan exile community held a press conference to highlight their bipartisan effort with Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Albio Sires (NJ-08) to urge President Trump to demand a thorough independent investigation into the death of Venezuelan opposition leader Fernando Albán and asked for sanctions to be levied against those found to be responsible. Watch the full pres... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo: Climate Change Science is Real, Let’s Focus on Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Earlier today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), co-founder of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus and sponsor of first-of-its-kind legislation to cut carbon emissions, joined CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto, to discuss the effects climate change is having on the United States and coastal communities like South Florida. “Human beings are affecting the environment in an adverse way,” Curbelo said. “That doesn't mean that we need to stop all economic activity, it does... Read more

  • Curbelo Leads Bipartisan Group of Members Urging The President to Sanction Anyone Found Responsible for Death of Venezuelan Opposition Leader
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Albio Sires (NJ-08) urged President Trump to demand a thorough independent investigation into the death of Venezuelan opposition leader Fernando Alban and asked for sanctions to be levied against those found to be responsible. Curbelo, Ros-Lehtinen, and Diaz-Balart will hold a press conference with members of South Florida’s Venezuelan exile community tomorrow October 16, in Kendall at 2pm. A... Read more

  • Curbelo, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Army Corps. to Fund Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Earlier this week, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), whose district includes the Florida Keys, joined fellow South Florida Members of Congress to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fund the ongoing Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program (FKWQIP) through fiscal year 2019. “As you know, this vital project authorized by Congress is aiding in the replacement of outdated and problematic sewage treatment systems in the ecologically sensitive area of the Florida Keys,” the members wr... Read more

  • ICYMI: Let’s Protect our South Dade Growers from Unfair Trade Practices
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Let’s Protect our South Dade Growers from Unfair Trade Practices South Dade News leader October 4, 2018 https://bit.ly/2CsHjRf … When negotiations began, I knew the Florida delegation would need to work together to encourage the Administration to include the seasonality/perishable provision throughout the entire renegotiation process. Serving on the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade issues, allowed me to personally make the case for our community to Administration offic... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates Court Decision Allowing TPS Recipients to Stay
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), lead sponsor of bipartisan legislation that would grant legal permanent resident status to Nicaraguan, Salvadoran, Honduran and Haitian immigrants granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS), issued the following statement celebrating a court decision blocking the Trump Administration’s previous decision to end TPS status for more than 300,000 recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan: “This is welcome news for South Florida and communities like ... Read more

  • Curbelo, Rosen Introduce Legislation To Improve Transition Process of Servicemembers to Civilian Life
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Earlier this week, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Jacky Rosen (NV-03), introduced The IMPROVE Transition for Servicemembers Act, legislation that would improve the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for members of the Armed Forces “We are thankful every day to our brave servicemembers who have dedicated their lives to protect our nation,” Curbelo said. “As they begin to transition away from their military careers, we must ensure they have the necessary resources for productive and p... Read more

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