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  • Curbelo, Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Firearms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representatives Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL), Pete King (R-NY), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday which would raise the minimum age requirement from 18 to 21 for gun buyers purchasing any firearm, including shotguns or rifles, from federally licensed dealers. Currently, the federal minimum age requirement to purchase handguns is 21, while the minimum age requirement for shotguns or rifles is 18. The b... Read more

  • Curbelo Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Allow Tax Deductions for Charitable Donations to Groups Supporting Parkland Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Earlier this week, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation with Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Vern Buchanan (FL-16) that would allow donations to groups whose mission is to aid victims of the Parkland shooting and their families to qualify as charitable contributions for 2017 federal income tax purposes. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Family Support Act of 2018, which has ... Read more

  • Curbelo Votes Against Today’s Spending Measure Following Continued Congressional Inaction on DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    After weeks of Republican Leadership wasting effort on dead-end legislation and following Democrats’ rejection of a compromise to incorporate DACA protections in today’s spending measure, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement on his vote against today’s spending measure: “Last year, I made a commitment to no longer support any short-term spending bills to fund the government without measurable progress or time-certain assurances Congress would be taking action to... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates Signing of Legislation Choosing Mary McLeod Bethune to Represent Florida in Statutory Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) welcomed the news Governor Rick Scott signed legislation earlier this week choosing Mary McLeod Bethune to represent Florida in National Statutory Hall: “Mary McLeod Bethune is an excellent choice to represent Florida in the U.S. Capitol. With just $1.50 in her pocket, Ms. Bethune went on to found the historical black college Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. As the daughter of former slaves, Bethune recognized education was the key to su... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges Florida to Nominate FL-26 Communities for Opportunity Zone Program Created By Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, urged Florida to nominate the communities he represents for the Opportunity Zone program created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. “The Opportunity Zones program encourages investment in poverty-stricken communities by allowing investors to defer and reduce taxes on capital gains if the proceeds are reinvested in funds specifically designed to invest in designated opport... Read more

  • Curbelo Staff Hosts Free Tax Preparation and Filing Assistance In West Kendall
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Tomorrow, the office of Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) will be hosting Mobile Office Hours at West Kendall Regional Library to help constituents with free tax preparation and filing assistance. Tomorrow’s event, and others over the coming weeks, will provide constituents the opportunity to receive assistance with any federal issues related to their personal tax filings. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program preparers will be on site to assist low-income or limited English profici... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges Administration to Prioritize South Dade Farmers in NAFTA Renegotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    During a Committee hearing today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member on the House Ways and Means Committee that oversees trade issues, urged United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to prioritize the needs of specialty and seasonal growers, like the many in South Miami-Dade, in ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations. Curbelo has been a consistent advocate for South Dade farmers in his conversations with the Administra... Read more

  • Curbelo Meets with FIU Officials, Federal Investigators, Local & State Law Enforcement at Scene of FIU Bridge Collapse
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

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  • Curbelo Comments on the Death of Two Navy Aviators Training at Naval Air Station Key West
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement regarding the deaths of two U.S. Navy aviators yesterday while training at Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West: “The death of a service member is always a devastating loss. Having witnessed training at NAS Key West firsthand, yesterday’s tragic accident is also a reminder of the dangers and sacrifices our brave men and women in uniform make every day, whether they’re training here at home or fighting for our freedom and security a... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on FIU-Sweetwater Pedestrian Bridge Collapse
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), whose district includes the Florida International University’s (FIU) main campus, issued the following statement regarding the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was under construction to connect the community of Sweetwater with FIU’s campus: “I’m extremely disconcerted by the collapse of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University and the news of fatalities and injuries. I have the privilege of representing FIU, and as anyone in our communi... Read more

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