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  • Curbelo Supports Metrorail Expansion Ahead of Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization Meeting Today
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), whose district includes large portions of Kendall and all of south Miami-Dade County, issued the following statement urging local officials to keep their promises to South Dade residents and expressing his support for Metrorail expansion: “The people of Kendall, South Dade, Homestead, and Florida City have long been promised rail expansion; first at the passage of the half-cent referendum, then during the political campaigns of numerous local elected offici... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges Administration to Take Action Against Human Rights Abusers in Nicaragua
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), joined a bipartisan and bicameral group of Members to urge the Administration to take action against individuals in Nicaragua responsible for human rights abuses and acts of corruption. “Since protests began in mid-April, nearly 400 people have been murdered and over 2,000 people have been injured at the hands of the Nicaraguan Government, the Nicaraguan National Police, or militias controlled by Ortega” the members wrote in a letter to the President. “On J... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo Expresses Optimism for New Legislation that Gives States Oversight of Cannabis Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Leave it to the STATES South Dade News Leader August 24, 2018 https://bit.ly/2wzWxPd For decades, the United States has debated cannabis. Whether it’s the medical benefits of the plant, the economic benefits it could have for legal, state-regulated small businesses, or the role legalization could have in product safety and combatting drug trafficking, this hot-button issue has attracted a great deal of discussion among the American people and their representatives at all levels of government. … ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo Focuses Ways and Means Work on Tax Reforms to Benefit South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Curbelo focuses on nationwide tax reforms that also benefit south Florida constituents Ripon Advance News Service August 24, 2018 https://bit.ly/2o8NReO U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) has been working diligently on several national tax reform items as south Florida’s only member serving on the House Ways and Means Committee that also would benefit residents in his home state. “We cover a range of issues in the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has fairly broad jurisdiction. So, I do my b... Read more

  • Curbelo Continues to Prioritize Specialty Crop Farmers as NAFTA Negotiations with Mexico Look to Conclude
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Representative on the House Ways and Means Committee that oversees trade policy, and Vern Buchannan (FL-16) garnered bipartisan support urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect Florida's specialty crop farmers as the Administration looks to obtain a ‘handshake’ deal with Mexico to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “While we wish to continue our trading relationship with Mexico, we need ... Read more

  • Curbelo: Administration’s Expected Plan to Placate Polluters is Unacceptable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), co-founder and co-chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus and sponsor of the first Republican-led proposal to fund infrastructure while also lowering carbon emissions, issued the following statement commenting on reports of an anti-climate proposal being drafted by the Administration: “While I supported Clean Power Plan for newer facilities, I did not believe it was an efficient solution to address the growing challenge of rising carbon emissions as a whole. ... Read more

  • PHOTO RELEASE: Curbelo Partners With Community Leaders to Distribute New Furniture Donations to Florida Keys Families Still Recovering From Hurricane Irma
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined local Monroe County officials and volunteers from Keys Strong, Rooms To Go and Good360 to distribute new furniture donations to 48 Florida Keys families whose homes were devastated by Hurricane Irma last September. “While Keys Recovery has come a long way, many families are still recovering from the devastation Hurricane Irma left in its wake,” Curbelo said. “I was humbled to support one of the many public and private sector partnerships that a... Read more

  • Curbelo Announces $1.7 Million FEMA Grant, for Key West Irma Cleanup Effort
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement announcing a $1,702,683.72 grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the city of Key West’s Accelerated Debris Removal operations as a result of Hurricane Irma last September. “Last September, Hurricane Irma made it’s devastating impact on the Florida Keys, with businesses and homes being destroyed in the process,” Curbelo said. “Although the Keys have come a long w... Read more

  • ICYMI: Washington Post: A Republican has a market-friendly climate fix. Will conservatives go for it?
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    A Republican has a market-friendly climate fix. Will conservatives go for it? Washington Post By: Editorial Board July 30, 2018 https://wapo.st/2v1MgLu … Yet, it has been a decade since a Republican proposed a bill that would put a price on the greenhouse-gas emissions that drive climate change, which is the most efficient way to combat global warming. In that time, climate change’s early consequences have harmed communities in the United States and abroad, warning of worse to come. And the Repu... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) welcomed the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” being signed into law by the President, that reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, designed to prepare students for high-skilled and nontraditional jobs. “I am deeply encouraged that the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” has been signed into law to promote work-based learning and increase acce... Read more

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