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  • Curbelo, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Potent Climate Pollution
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bipartisan Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction, or SUPER Act, to combat the emission of short-lived climate pollutants, benefit public health, and repair American climate leadership. Super pollutants include black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane. They cause about 25 to 2,000 times more warming per ton over a 25- to 100-year period than carbon dioxide, making them among the most significant driver... Read more

  • Curbelo Supports House-Passed Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement regarding his vote in support of the Financial CHOICE Act, H.R. 10, which passed the House earlier today. “For seven years, the consequences of Dodd-Frank have crushed our community banks and left small businesses across the country without the resources to grow, create jobs, and serve our communities. Today’s passage of the Financial CHOICE Act, which I was proud to support, is a critical step toward ending the uncert... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes Nearly $500,000 in EPA Grants for Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement welcoming three Environmental Protection Agency grants for the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary: “The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a unique natural wonder and a vital part of the Florida Keys and South Florida economy and environment, and these grants are critical to keeping it protected and well-managed,” Curbelo said. “I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House to ensure its status is not threatened a... Read more

  • Curbelo Encourages Participation in Puerto Rico’s Political Status Plebiscite Sunday
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement encouraging participation in the political status plebiscite in Puerto Rico this Sunday, June 11: “Elections are the cornerstone of our American democracy and voter participation is our opportunity as individuals to uphold the values of freedom and liberty. As our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico approach the unique opportunity to vote on the fundamental question of Puerto Rico’s future political status, I encourage all citizen... Read more

  • Curbelo: U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement A Strategic Mistake That Sets Us Back
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    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'; min-height: 15.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0433ff} span.s3 {font: 10.0px Arial; font-kerning: none} Following President Trump’s announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement negotiated under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC), Representative Carlo... Read more

  • Curbelo, Deutch Kick-Off First Meeting of Climate Solutions Caucus as Membership Grows
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, Co-Chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-22) and Ted Deutch (FL-22), led the first public meeting of the Caucus. The meeting focus on the “Climate Impact on Coastal Communities”, included panelists that discussed the impact rising sea-levels will have on flood insurance, infrastructure projects to mitigate and adapt to the threat, and ocean acidification. Panelists included: Senior Policy Representative for the National Association of REALTORS Aust... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges Treasury Secretary to Invest in IRS Services for Elderly, Low-Income Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Yesterday, during a Ways and Means Committee hearing, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) urged Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to protect funding for programs like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), that are specifically targeted to ensure tax payers have access to services where they can confidently file returns without fear of being scammed by fraudulent preparers. Although Curbelo expressed conce... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates $2 Million Army Corps. Project for Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Project
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    p.p1 {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} Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after the Army Corps. of Engineers announced that it would provide $2 million in funding towards the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program (FKWQIP). This announcement comes after Curbelo, a long-time champion of FKWQIP, led a bipartisan letter with Members ... Read more

  • Curbelo, Moulton Introduce Flood Protection Act to Fund Flood Mitigation Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced the bipartisan Flood Protection Act, legislation that would establish a cost-share program for infrastructure projects that divert, remove, or store flood waters. It would also authorize funding to assist communities with enhancement of natural barriers, modernization and maintenance of current infrastructure, such as levees, elevated roads, and floodwalls to protect our waterfront communities. “According to the... Read more

  • Curbelo: Despite Distractions, Congress is Working on Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    On Sunday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined NBC 6’s Jawan Strader for a conversation on “Impact” about Congress’s efforts to continue working on the issues impacting the people of South Florida. Curbelo discussed his vision for American economic recovery, his recent vote on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) and the importance of Congress continuing to work on these policies despite the distractions being reported. A partial transcript of Curbelo’s comments is available below and vi... Read more

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