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  • English and Español: Curbelo Comments on Congressional Hispanic Caucus Decision to Refuse Him Entry
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statements in English and Spanish after the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted to refuse him entry to the Caucus: ENGLISH: “It is truly shameful the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has decided to build a wall around the organization to exclude Hispanic-Americans who aren’t registered in the Democratic Party. This sends a powerful and harmful message of discrimination, bigotry, and division. Unbelievably, petty partisan interests have le... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates Historic House Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    After House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined Ways and Means Committee Members and House leadership to celebrate the first major overhaul of our tax system in over 31 years. As South Florida’s only Member on the Committee, Carlos commended the swift passage of this long-awaited legislation that will deliver economic recovery to South Floridians and every American household. A full transcript of Rep. Curbelo’s remarks can be found below. Please cli... Read more

  • ICYMI: Roll Call: Curbelo, Members of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Working to Split Difference on DACA Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Bipartisan Group Looks to Split Difference on DACA Fix Roll Call By Lindsey McPherson November 14, 2017 A bipartisan bill that would bridge differences between two largely partisan measures to provide young undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship and beef up border security could soon be forthcoming. The Problem Solvers Caucus is working on legislation that would provide a compromise between the mostly Democratic-sponsored Dream Act and the GOP-led Recognizing America’s Children (RAC)... Read more

  • Curbelo Continues Fight for More Affordable Housing Options in the Florida Keys After Hurricane Irma
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) is continuing his fight for more affordable housing options in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma. More than 15,000 Monroe County households have received FEMA grants, which can include money for temporary rental assistance, home repairs and other needs not covered by insurance, such as replacing destroyed personal property, as a result of the storm that hit in September. Additionally, the Florida Keys, which was already facing an affordable housing c... Read more

  • Cuban American Bar Association “Highly Recommends” Curbelo for Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) has recommended Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. “Members of CABA were concerned to read that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus requested guidance from the House Administration Committee on whether the Caucus was even required to let a Republican join the Caucus,” wrote CABA President Javier A. Lopez in a letter to Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham. “This should not be a political event; if the Caucus is... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates Inclusion of South Florida Priorities in House-Passed Defense Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) celebrated today’s House passage of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill includes Curbelo’s Foreign Spill Protection Act and language that requires the Pentagon to assess the vulnerabilities posed by climate change so we can responsibly identify and implement adaptive measures for our military installations. “I was proud to support the full funding of our national defense today, especially given the critical impact it will have on ... Read more

  • Curbelo to Receive 2017 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, has been named one of this year’s recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. The awards will be presented by Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedy’s grandson, during a ceremony on November 16 at 6:00pm at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics in Boston, Massachusetts. The other recipient is May Boeve, executive director of 350.org, a leading campaign in ... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Completion of Ways and Means Tax Reform Markup [ENGLISH AND ESPAÑOL]
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C. – Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida's only Member of Congress on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after the completion of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act markup: "After a week of spirited debate, today my colleagues and I completed Committee consideration of the first major tax reform plan in over 30 years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act puts middle-income American families first with a larger child tax credit and a new famil... Read more

  • PHOTO RELEASE: Curbelo Meets With Ivanka Trump to Discuss Pro-Family Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member of Congress on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, met with Ivanka Trump to discuss pro-family tax reform, including the Child Tax Credit. Curbelo has been a strong supporter of expanding the Child Tax Credit. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, currently under consideration by the Ways and Means Committee, would grow the Child Tax Credit from $1000 to $1600 per child. The bill also includes another family ... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on the Homeland Security Decision on Nicaraguan, Honduran TPS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), lead sponsor of bipartisan legislation that would grant legal permanent resident status to Nicaraguan, Salvadoran, Honduran and Haitian immigrants granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS), issued the following statement regarding last night’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security temporarily extending TPS for Hondurans and ending it for Nicaraguans: “While hoping and waiting they would be able to return to their native countries for years, Nic... Read more

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