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  • House Votes to Repeal Job-Killing Medical Device Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only member on the House Ways and Means Committee, welcomed bipartisan passage of legislation to repeal the Medical Device Tax, a burdensome levy imposed on consumers and raising healthcare costs. “While there are many positive aspects to the ACA, there is bipartisan consensus that the Medical Device Tax was not one of them,” Curbelo said. “This burdensome tax increases healthcare costs for patients, cripples medical device innovation... Read more

  • Curbelo Joins Columbia University to Discuss Introduction of MARKET CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), co-chair and co-founder of the House Climate Solutions Caucus, joined the Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy to discuss the introduction of his new legislation to fight carbon emission and fund infrastructure. According to an analysis by Columbia University, Curbelo’s proposal would reduce carbon emissions by 27–32 percent reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions levels by 2025 and 30–40 percent reductions by 2030. “I truly believe... Read more

  • MYTH vs. FACT: A Cautionary Tale of How Americans for Tax Reform’s Carbon Tax Myths Don’t Pan Out
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    MYTH: Imposes a massive tax directly on American manufacturers. Bill excerpt: “The point of taxation shall be for products manufactured in the United States, the manufacturing facility” FACT: Excerpt is from page 19, line 1. Falsely implies tax is on ALL manufacturers when the reference is of emitting products such as fuel ethanol, soda ash, nitrous oxide, and other ozone depleting products listed on page 16, line 9. MYTH: Gives unfettered power to the EPA chief to impose carbon taxes. The bill ... Read more

  • Curbelo Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Legislation to Combat Carbon Emissions, Fund Infrastructure Modernization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), co-chair and co-founder of the House Climate Solutions Caucus, joined the Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy to discuss the introduction of his new legislation to fight carbon emission and fund infrastructure. H.R. 6463, the Modernizing America with Rebuilding to Kick-start the Economy of the Twenty-first Century with a Historic Infrastructure-Centered Expansion Act, or the MARKET CHOICE Act, would: · Set the United States on a path ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo Discusses Newly-Introduced Carbon Tax Legislation with Fox Business, Bloomberg TV
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Following the introduction of the MARKET CHOICE Act, Representative Carlos Curbelo’s (FL-26) new legislation to fund infrastructure modernization, reduce carbon emission levels, provide regulation stability, and repeal regressive taxes that discriminate lower- and middle-income Americans, Curbelo joined Fox Bussiness’ Stuart Varney and Bloomberg TV’s Kevin Cirilli to discuss the importance of the bill as part of the national dialogue around combating climate change and funding infrastructure. “T... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo in the Miami Herald on His Bill to Fight Carbon Emissions, Fund Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Republicans scoff at a carbon tax as Curbelo unveils his own climate-change plan Miami Herald By: Alex Daugherty July 19, 2018 https://hrld.us/2JBUxu7 … Curbelo’s massive bill would repeal the federal gas tax and instead tax fossil fuels at the source. In exchange, the bill would enact a moratorium on certain environmental regulations if lower carbon emissions are met. “Next week, you’ll see major legislation authored by a Republican and cosponsored by other Republicans to kind of show a good so... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo Visits Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Curbelo says 1,313 kids in Homestead shelter are treated with ‘care and compassion’ Miami Herald By: Alex Daugherty July 20, 2018 https://hrld.us/2LDnyHP Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo said one of the country’s largest compounds for immigrant children felt a lot like a high school after touring it for the first time on Friday. Curbelo was able to visit the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children after initially being denied entry to the facility, which is in his district, by... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo to Introduce Pioneering Tax Bill to Fund Infrastructure, Fight Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Florida Republican to Introduce Carbon-Tax Bill Wall Street Journal By: Timothy Puko July 19, 2018 https://on.wsj.com/2LwFsM7 Rep. Carlos Curbelo says plan would replace gasoline tax, generate more revenue for infrastructure A Florida Republican is set to propose a carbon-tax bill in Congress next week, hoping to generate new traction for climate-change efforts in the face of GOP leadership pushing firmly the other way. The plan from Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who represents a Miami-area district that... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges Administration to Reconsider Trade Policy with China Following Retaliatory Tariff on Florida Lobster
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member on the House Ways and Means Committee which oversees trade issues, urged President Trump and his Administration to return to the negotiating table with China to find a trade policy approach that will both address China’s unfair trade practices and help restrain retaliation that has most recently had a direct impact on Florida spiny lobster fishermen. “Spiny lobster fishermen in my district rely on the Chinese market for a signifi... Read more

  • Curbelo Fights for Florida Keys Fishermen Facing Tariff Retaliation While Still Recovering from Hurricane Irma
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member on the Ways and Means Committee which oversees trade, highlighted the retaliation tariffs negatively impacting Florida Keys spiny lobster fishermen. Following a new tariff policy placed by the Administration on a variety of Chinese products, including computers, semiconductors, and medical devices, China retaliated with $34 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods, such as pork, poultry, soybeans, corn and Florida lobsters. “Last ... Read more

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