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  • The Ripon Advance: Curbelo introduces bill aimed at maximizing efforts to cut super pollutants
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) on Thursday would target short-term “super pollutants” that have a greater impact on climate change than carbon dioxide. A federal task force would be established to coordinate and maximize existing governmental efforts to cut super pollutants – like black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons and methane – under the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction (SUPER) Act. Curbelo introduced the bill with bipartisan support from U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo, Stephanie Murphy Lead the Charge Against Cutting Funds to Holocaust Museum
    Posted in In The News on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Two members of the Florida delegation are leading the charge on Capitol Hill to stop proposed cuts to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. With President Donald Trump’s budget proposal reducing federal funding to the museum from $57 million to $54 million, two members of the Florida delegation--Republican Carlos Curbelo and Democrat Stephanie Murphy--joined up with U.S. Reps. John Katko, R-NY, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., in rounding up members of Congress to sign a letter opposing the cuts. More... Read more

  • The Hill: Lawmakers push bill to target 'super pollutants'
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill aiming to reduce pollutants with an outsized impact on climate change. The bill, from Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and others would create a task forced to study ways to reduce pollutants like black carbon methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that contribute significantly more to climate change than carbon dioxide, the most plentiful greenhouse gas. ... “This task force would be a significant first step to ensuring ... Read more

  • The Hill: Congress Should Pass Curbelo’s RAC Act to Protect DREAMers
    Posted in In The News on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    In recognition of the urgency of the issue, a group of pragmatic House Republicans proposed the Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act, which creates a rigorous but fair process to protect DREAMers who consistently contribute positively to our economy and society by working, studying or serving in the military. Passing the RAC Act is the best way to ensure DREAMers are on a permanent, sound legal footing with a pathway to fully participating in American life. … In most cases, they have been in... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Curbelo applauds Tillerson signing climate change declaration
    Posted in In The News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) called U.S. leadership on climate change “essential” on Friday after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a declaration acknowledging the impact of climate change on the Arctic region. Curbelo and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, applauded Tillerson’s signing of the Fairbanks Declaration with leaders of Arctic countries. In addition to acknowledging the impact of climate change and pollution on the Arctic, t... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Curbelo: I made a promise that I would fight for better healthcare for the country
    Posted in In The News on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    … To be sure, the legislation moved out of the House last week is far from perfect and needs to be improved. Many people have serious and legitimate concerns — myself included. However, the sheer complexity of healthcare in America means that no bill will ever please everyone. While some today applaud the ACA, many others are facing higher premiums, fewer options, and reduced access to care. In many counties, like Monroe, there is only one insurance provider left. In some counties in Iowa and ot... Read more

  • Sun Sentinel: As White House rolls back climate rules, Congress must step in | Opinion
    Posted in In The News on April 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Earth Day arrives this year with serious questions about America's commitment to preserve the environment and limit the risks posed by climate change. That's because on March 28, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to dismantle the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and other Obama-era initiatives to reduce pollution that drives global warming. Without the CPP, the U.S. is unlikely to meet its commitment to the Paris climate accord, a tremendous setback in global efforts to keep temperatures fr... Read more

  • Alaska Dispatch: Congress must lead on carbon pollution
    Posted in In The News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    On Earth Day (April 22) this year, many Americans are appalled at the new administration's lack of commitment to protect the environment and limit greenhouse gases. Although a decision to renege on the Paris climate agreement has been deferred, President Trump's executive order to abandon the Clean Power Plan casts great doubt on the U.S.'s ability to honor its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Coming up short on the Paris commitment wo... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Curbelo leads bipartisan call for U.S. to uphold Paris climate deal commitments
    Posted in In The News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) led a bipartisan call on Monday for the Trump administration to uphold U.S. commitments outlined in the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Curbelo and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), the co-founders of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, made the request on Tuesday as administration officials prepared for discussions about U.S. involvement in the Paris Agreement and UNFCCC, which allows countries to set goals ... Read more

  • Yahoo News: How Republicans and Democrats in Congress are joining forces to defeat Sessions’ war on weed
    Posted in In The News on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    “One of my goals in Congress is to ensure the law treats all enterprises with fairness and equity." Read more

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