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  • Curbelo Welcomes House Passage of Disaster Relief Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), whose district includes the Florida Keys, issued the following statement celebrating House passage of critical disaster relief funding: “This $81 billion disaster relief package allocates robust funding for several key programs that will ensure a strong recovery for hard-working Americans in California, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Louisiana, Texas, and especially my home state of Florida and many of my constituents in the Florida Keys. “From grant... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on House Passage of Spending Bill Without DACA Fix [ENGLISH AND ESPAÑOL]
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #1e497d} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} span.s3 {font: 11.0px Arial; font-kerning: none} Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after the House voted to extend funding of the government through the new year without providing a solution for DACA recipients: ENGLISH: “Last month, I m... Read more

  • Curbelo Talks Tax Reform as House Prepares to Vote on Final Legislation Later Today
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, joined Fox Business’s Varney & Co. yesterday to discuss the House’s vote later today on the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday. Curbelo has been a key voice in the tax reform debate. Prioritizing tax relief for South Florida families through a doubled standard deduction, an expanded child tax credit and a pro-growth ta... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on House Passage of Historic Tax Reform Bill [ENGLISH AND ESPAÑOL]
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only representative on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statements in English and Spanish regarding House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: ENGLISH “For years, lower- and middle-income Americans have been reading and hearing about the economic recovery without ever actually experiencing it. While some in our country have greatly benefited, others have been left behind. This is regrettably the case in S... Read more

  • Curbelo Committed to Fighting For DACA Solution Before End of the Year: Will Not Vote for Spending Bill Without Congressional Action
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0433ff} Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined Kasie Hunt on MSNBC’s Kasie D.C. last night and recommitted to opposing any spending bill past December 31 without a solution for the DACA population. “I’ve always voted to fund the government because I think it’s the rig... Read more

  • Curbelo: Congress Must Lead if President Will Ignore Congressional Mandate to Consider Climate Change in National Defense
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to remove climate change as a threat in his newly unveiled national security strategy: “Thanks largely in part to the work of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus during the NDAA amendment process, Congress sent a clear message to America and the Administration that climate change and sea level rise must be considered when planni... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Conference Committee’s Release of Final Tax Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only representative on the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement commenting on the final tax reform legislation released by the Conference Committee: “A pro-growth, pro-family, simplified tax code is coming. While this bill is not perfect, it will certainly provide South Floridians and families across the country an opportunity to prosper. As a Member of Ways and Means, I have been a strong supporter o... Read more

  • 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

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