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  • Curbelo Leads Members from Florida Delegation Urging for Permanent Reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) led a bipartisan group of fellow Florida Representatives to urge House Republican and Democratic Leadership to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before it expires on September 30, 2018. “Florida’s outdoor experience is the very cornerstone of the economy and quality of life for 20 million residents, supporting a $58 billion outdoor recreational industry and 485,000 direct jobs,” the members write in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Min... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo To Vote No on Speaker of The House Without Rule Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Curbelo to vote no on Speaker of the House without lawmaking changes Miami Hera September 27, 2018 https://bit.ly/2DC3oy Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo joined a group of 19 House members from both parties who plan to vote against their party's nominee for Speaker of the House unless the nominee agrees to rule changes that would curb some of the power of party leaders and make it easier for bills with bipartisan support to pass the House of Representatives. … The rule changes that the centr... Read more

  • Curbelo: Trump Missing the Mark on Immigration Rules Regarding Public Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement commenting on the Trump Administration’s new regulation requiring immigration caseworkers to consider the use of public housing and food assistance benefits as “heavily weighed negative factors” for those applying for legal permanent resident status: “Our immigration laws and rules should be designed to attract and welcome those who are willing and able to contribute to our country, but this proposal will make it more difficult... Read more

  • Curbelo Secures South Florida Priorities in 2019 Spending Bill Passed by Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) welcomed adoption of the conference report for H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, including several bipartisan South Florida priorities. The bill previously passed the Senate, and with today’s House passage now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “Ensuring a robust defense and adequate resources for our men and women sac... Read more

  • Curbelo Expresses Opposition Ahead of Cuban Delegation Trip to U.N. General Assembly, Urging Pompeo to Take Action
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the son of Cuban exiles, joined Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Albio Sires (NJ-07) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) to express concern over recent press reports an estimated eighteen Cuban regime operatives, including its titular dictator Miguel Diaz-Canel, would be visiting the United States this week to spread their propaganda at the United Nations while U.S. consular services remain crippled due to attacks on diplomats last year. “As th... Read more

  • Curbelo Condemns Attorney General’s Roadblocking of Legal American Businesses After DEA Allows Canadian THC & CBD Imports for Research
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement after the Drug Enforcement Agency announced it had approved plans to allow CBD and THC to be imported into the United States from a Canadian company for a research study about their effectiveness in treating chronic nerve pain: “Allowing a Canadian company to do what American companies are still waiting on the Department of Justice to grant them permission to do is incomprehensible. The United States has countless companies, in... Read more

  • Curbelo, Schiff, Murphy Request DNI Assess National Security Threats of “Deep Fakes”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) Adam Schiff (CA-28), Stephanie Murphy (FL-7) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats asking the Intelligence Community (IC) to assess the national security threats posed by “deep fake” technology. Deep fakes are realistic digital forgeries of videos, images, or audio created with cutting-edge machine learning techniques. They could be used by malicious actors to falsely portray people saying or doing things that never happe... Read more

  • PHOTO RELEASE: Curbelo Marks One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s Landfall in the Florida Keys
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), whose district includes Monroe County, marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in the Florida Keys with events throughout the island chain. “One year ago today, our home state of Florida was preparing to face Hurricane Irma’s devastating winds and storm surge,” Curbelo said. “Thousands of properties were destroyed or severely damaged, lives were lost, and the Florida Keys’ tourism-based economy was forced to a standstill that lef... Read more

  • Curbelo Recognized as 2018 Hero of Main Street
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    – Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) was recognized this week as a 2018 Hero of Main Street by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for his consistent support of policies important to retail small businesses in South Florida and across the country. The awards were presented as small retailers across the country gathered in Washington for NRF’s Retail Advocates Summit. “From farm stands in South Dade to gift shops in the Florida Keys to cafeterias in Kendall, our community enterprises are a cr... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates House Passage of Bill to Enhance Federal Financial Aid Counseling for Students, Families
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) welcomed House passage of legislation to increase the financial literacy of higher education students and families through improved counseling for recipients of federal financial aid. “It’s essential for students and families to have the tools they need to better understand the costs of higher education and what the investment means for their short-term and long-term financial health,” Curbelo said. “I’m proud this legislation will require institutions of hi... Read more

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