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  • South Dade News Leader: Free Tax Prep Helps You Keep More of Your Pay  
    Posted in In The News on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Last year Congress passed historic tax reform, repairing our nation’s broken tax code and restoring confidence in the American economy. The positive effects of this new law are beginning to be felt across the country as businesses of all sizes reward their workers with bonuses and higher wages, all while hiring more people to fill new positions. Millions of Americans across the income spectrum will start seeing more money in their paychecks as soon as this month. However, with the economy roarin... Read more

  • Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies: How Carlos Curbelo Is Breaking the Bipartisan Barrier on Climate Change
    Posted in In The News on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0433ff} Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo of South Florida represents one of the U.S. regions most vulnerable to sea level rise. Now, he’s breaking with GOP orthodoxy to help build a growing bipartisan coalition in the House to influence climate legislation. In the thre... Read more

  • Key West Citizen: Curbelo Works to Advance Sigsbee Park Housing Project
    Posted in In The News on January 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    The good: Potential developers told the Navy that the best way forward is to bulldoze the empty 166 housing units on Sigsbee Park and replace them with as many as 322 sparkling new units. The bad: The process to either repair the existing units or begin that demolition process thus far has been bogged down by bureaucratic red tape. The ugly: One scenario projects that any proposed new housing construction won’t be completed until the fall of 2022 at the earliest. Back to the good again: U.S. Rep... Read more

  • South Dade News Leader: #MeToo Movement an Opportunity to Change American Workplaces for the Better
    Posted in In The News on December 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    When I worked in the private sector, as a School Board Member, and now as a Member of Congress, I've always tried to establish a culture of respect and decency in the workplace. The revelations of the #MeToo movement the last few months have given the unacceptable behavior taking place in many of America's workplaces attention it has long-needed. Sadly, harassers hide in positions of power across many fields – they're in our schools and universities, in small businesses and private corporations,... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: No Republicans Need Apply
    Posted in In The News on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Carlos Curbelo sure seems to qualify as Hispanic. He’s the son of a Cuban father and mother who fled the Castro regime. He speaks Spanish. And as the Congressman for Florida’s 26th district—which includes the Florida Keys and parts of Miami-Dade County—it would seem only natural to join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, as Mr. Curbelo has been asking to do since January. Only one problem: Mr. Curbelo is a Republican. And though there was a day when the Congressional Hispanic Caucus had GOP memb... Read more

  • Independent Journal Review: His Parents Were Cuban Exiles — But the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Still Denied Him Membership
    Posted in In The News on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) was elected to serve Florida's 26th District in 2014 and easily won re-election in 2016. The son of Cuban exiles, Curbelo was born and raised in Miami. Curbelo, not surprisingly, petitioned for acceptance into the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — but he hit an unsuspected roadblock: The CHC spokesperson explained the move: After due consideration, the CHC determined not to accept Rep. Curbelo's request to join the Caucus. The CHC isn't just an organization for Hispanics... Read more

  • Florida Keys News: Curbelo getting JFK honor
    Posted in In The News on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Republican who represents the Florida Keys and part of Miami-Dade County, and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change have been named recipients of this year’s John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards…Curbelo is a co-founder of Congress’ Climate Solutions Caucus. Its mission is “to educate members on economically viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes and challenges of our changing... Read more

  • South Dade News Leader: Congress Must Act to Let TPS Immigrants Stay
    Posted in In The News on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

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  • The Hill: Bipartisan lawmakers propose regulating gun bump stocks
    Posted in In The News on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation on Tuesday to regulate a device used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to make semi-automatic rifles fire faster. ... Another bipartisan bill introduced earlier this month by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) would prohibit the manufacture, sale or use of the devices, or anything similar that is designed to increase the rate of fire. Their measure currently has 24 other co-sponsors, half of which are Republicans. ... Keep ... Read more

  • Miami Herald: South Florida lawmakers propose a path to legal status for Haitian TPS recipients
    Posted in In The News on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    A bipartisan group of South Florida lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that provides a path to permanent residency for thousands of foreign citizens who participate in a temporary program that allows them to work and live in the United States. Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo introduced the Extending Status Protection for Eligible Refugees with Established Residency Act, which provides a pathway to permanent legal status for certain Haitians, Nicaraguans, Salvadorans and Hondurans who ar... Read more

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