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  • Curbelo: Following Another Empty Voting Exercise on the Island, the Cuban People Need Support and Solidarity
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement regarding the low-turnout, illegitimate voting exercise that took place in Cuba over the weekend: “The Cuban dictatorship held another empty voting exercise last weekend where only Castro cronies were permitted to appear on the ballot. A record number of Cubans made the best choice of all, which was to abstain from participating in this demeaning charade. Others refused to obey the state-run media's instructions to check the ‘a... Read more

  • Curbelo Commends Senator Whitehouse for 200th Floor Speech on Climate Change Threats
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement commending Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) on his 200th Senate Floor speech bringing attention to the threats of climate change: “I’m thankful to Senator Whitehouse for his efforts to rally awareness to the threats of climate change and sea level rise. There is a tremendous amount of work Congress should be doing to make progress on this issue, and if his schedule permits, I would like to personally invite the Senator to our ne... Read more

  • TOMORROW: Curbelo Staff Hosts Free Tax Preparation and Filing Assistance In West Miami-Dade
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Tomorrow, the office of Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) will be hosting Mobile Office Hours at West Dade 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. Staff will also be on site to assist answer questions, find solutions, and help navigate the bureaucracy relating to any ot... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates House Passage of STOP School Violence Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, issued the following statement on the House passage of the legislation earlier today: “Each morning I’m in Miami I drop my daughters off at their elementary school, and every day since the Parkland shooting, I have been thinking about school security and what we need to do to make sure our kids are safe. Today is a small, but important first step to... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Possibility of Immigration Compromise Including a Temporary DACA Fix, Border Wall Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), one of the key players in Congressional negotiations on immigration, issued the following statement commenting on the President’s reported openness to short-term deal on protecting DACA recipients in exchange for border wall funding: “The President has repeatedly called for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. That's exactly what these young immigrants who were raised in America, graduated from our schools, and are contributing to our society deserve. Now... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges FEMA To Extend Transitional Shelter Assistance for Monroe County
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long to extend the Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program for Monroe County residents given the unique housing situation facing those still recovering from Hurricane Irma. Currently, 115 Florida Keys families are still depending on the TSA program for housing assistance. The program is set to expire Sunday, March 11. A PDF of the letter is available here and the text of the le... Read more

  • Curbelo Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Children's Identity Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation that will help prevent children’s identity from being stolen by a type of theft known as “synthetic ID fraud.” Original co-sponsors include Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9), Kenny Marchant (TX-24), and Randy Hultgren (IL-14). A recent study found that one in every ten children had their Social Security Number (SSN) used by someone else to fraudulently o... Read more

  • Curbelo: New Tariff Policy Must Be Further Refined and Targeted
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member on the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement commenting on the President’s new steel and aluminum tariff policy: “Unless this tariff policy is further refined and targeted to counter abusive trade practices by bad actors, it will end up punishing the American people and job creators who rely on these products for manufacturing and construction. “Over the last few days, countless American employers have co... Read more

  • Curbelo: Washington Should Look to Tallahassee as an Example of Political Courage Today
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement regarding the Florida legislature’s passage of gun and school safety legislation earlier today: “This is a welcome step toward making our communities safer for all Floridians. I’m grateful to those in the Florida legislature – on both sides of the aisle – who led this effort and congratulate them on this meaningful action. “While I am hopeful next week the U.S. House of Representatives will be taking up the STOP School Violence... Read more

  • VIDEO: Curbelo Addresses AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and John Culberson (TX-7) addressed The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Curbelo and Culberson highlighted the alliance and true friendship between the United States and Israel, including some examples of Israeli emergency personnel who assisted with disaster recovery on the ground in states like Florida and Texas after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, California after the wildfires, and U.S. territory... Read more

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