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  • WTAS: “Curbelo Bill to Ensure Low-Income Taxpayers Have Continued Access to Tax Prep Services”
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Later today, the House will debate the Curbelo-sponsored “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Permanence Act of 2017,” which will permanently authorize free tax preparation services for taxpayers making less than $54,000 and for those with a limited proficiency in English. The bill is being included in a broader IRS Reform package, and bipartisan colleagues, South Florida constituents and local advocates and stakeholders praised Curbelo’s leadership to secure permanent authorization for this ... Read more

  • Curbelo Legislation to Permanently Authorize Cost-Free Tax Preparation Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives passed Representative Carlos Curbelo’s (FL-26) “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Permanence Act of 2017,” which will permanently authorize free tax preparation services for taxpayers making less than $54,000 and for those with a limited proficiency in English. The legislation was incorporated into a bipartisan package of bills that would redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time in over 20 years. Bipartisan colleagues, South Florida ... Read more

  • House Passes Curbelo Bill to Curb Children, Immigrant Identity Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives passed Representative Carlos Curbelo’s (FL-26) “Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act,” bipartisan legislation that will help prevent children’s identities from being stolen by a type of theft known as “synthetic ID fraud.” “Synthetic ID Fraud” most often effects those with a limited credit history, like children and immigrants. A recent study found that one in every ten children had their Social Security Number (SSN) used by someone else to fraudulently... Read more

  • Curbelo: We Need to Send a Strong Message to Assad
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) condemned the latest chemical attack by the Assad regime in Syria and called for a U.S. response that sends a strong message it will not allow such acts to go unanswered. “We cannot accept in the year 2018 that any government that is recognized by the United Nations – a world leader – would use these types of weapons against his or her own people,” Curbelo said in an interview with U.S. 1 Radio News’ Bill Becker. “I supported the missile strike la... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Vote Against Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement on his vote against the balanced budget amendment considered in the House of Representatives today: “Young Americans deserve a serious plan to secure the future - not empty gestures designed to give politicians material for their campaign ads. Our country is heading down an unsustainable path of government spending that must be reversed in order to preserve our way of life for future generations. Young workers are pouring billi... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges Administration to Protect Florida’s Specialty Crop Farmers in NAFTA Negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member on the House Ways and Means Committee which oversees trade issues, today joined with fellow Floridian Representative Vern Buchannan (FL-16) to urge U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizerto protect Florida's specialty crop farmers during the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. Curbelo has been a consistent advocate for South Dade farmers in his conversations with the Administration regarding the ... Read more

  • Ways and Means Passes Curbelo-Sponsored Bills to Permanently Authorize Cost-Free Tax Preparation, Prevent Identity Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, two bills introduced by Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) were unanimously passed by Republicans and Democrats during a markup of legislation to redesign the Internal Revenue Service, protect your private taxpayer information, and prevent identity theft of your Social Security numbers. The two Curbelo bills, which are now heading to the House Floor for full consideration, are the bipartisan H.R. 2901, the “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Permanence Act of 2017,” and the biparti... Read more

  • PHOTO RELEASE: Curbelo Visits Future Site of World’s Largest Land-Raised Salmon Farm in South Dade 
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Miami, Florida –Last week, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited the South Dade construction site of what will be the world’s largest land-raised salmon farm. The Miami Herald reported the first phase of construction currently underway is estimated to bring 2,745 direct and indirect jobs to South Dade. The construction and development through phase three, as well as ongoing operations, are expected to support nearly 21,000 jobs, according to reports from Washington Economics Group. “You ... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges a Targeted Approach on Steel Tariffs While Discussing Negative Effects in South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Earlier this week, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), South Florida’s only Member on the Ways and Means Committee which oversees trade issues, discussed some of the negative effects the Administration’s new steel and aluminum tariffs policy is having on local consumers with U.S. 1 Radio News’ Bill Becker. Becker shared an experience from a listener whose quote for a metal roof repair to her home following damage from Hurricane Irma went up an additional $1,300 due to the new tariffs. “This i... Read more

  • South Dade News Leader: After the March For Our Lives, What's Next?
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    After the March For Our Lives, What's Next? South Dade News Leader By: Carlos Curbelo Mon Apr 2, 2018 https://bit.ly/2Ip8RG7 The attack on innocent students, educators, and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an incomprehensible act of violence. When I visited the school and met with officials on the ground, I was both sobered and moved. Being both a parent and a former School Board member, I strongly believe schools must be a safe environment where students can learn and grow, and where famil... Read more

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