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  • Miami Herald: Curbelo’s gang of moderate Republicans defeats anti-climate change legislation
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Carlos Curbelo touts himself as a rare Republican in Washington willing to criticize Donald Trump and conservative members of his own party. And after months of talk and lots of tweeting, Curbelo’s effort to build a bloc of moderate Republicans capable of swaying anti-climate-change legislation appears to have paid off. Curbelo’s Climate Solutions Caucus, a group of 24 Republicans and 24 Democrats who are concerned about the impacts of climate change, voted en masse on Thursday against a proposa... Read more

  • The Huffington Post: Seventy-Five Percent of Trump Voters Want Legal Status for Dreamers
    Posted in In The News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Last April, a Morning Consult and Politico poll revealed that three in four of Americans who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 support providing legal status to “Dreamers,” who are undocumented immigrants brought here as children or young adults. In total, registered voters support offering legal status to Dreamers by a steep 78-14 margin, demonstrating that legislation providing this status is welcome. With broad support coming from every Americans of every stripe—conservative, moderate,... Read more

  • South Dade Newsleader: Your Congressman - Helping People Go From Welfare to Work
    Posted in In The News on July 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    In the wake of the tragic shooting targeting Members of Congress last month, officials from both sides of the aisle vowed to come together to find common ground. Recently, an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives answered that call when we passed my bill with Democratic Rep. Danny Davis, of Illinois, the "Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act." A job is something that dignifies the human condition. It is an opportunity for every individual to make a contribut... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo, Grace Napolitano Want to Help Mental Health Research With Special Postage Stamp
    Posted in In The News on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., on Tuesday to unveil a proposal creating a special postage stamp to help mental health research. Curbelo and Napolitano brought out the “Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act.” If passed, proceeds from the sale of the stamp would benefit the National Institute of Mental Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. ... “To address this, the previous administr... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Ways and Means Committee members discuss top priorities for U.S. trade policy in hearing
    Posted in In The News on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes, Energy and Environment

    Members of the House Ways and Means Committee pressed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on their concerns regarding the U.S. trade agenda last week, issues that ranged from agricultural exports and digital trade policy to aluminum and steel investigations that could impact manufacturing jobs. Committee members U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) were among those who discussed American trade policy under the Trump administration with Lighthiz... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Letter to the Editor: Pass Workforce Act
    Posted in In The News on June 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    In the wake of the tragic shooting against members of Congress this month, officials from both sides of the aisle vowed to come together to find common ground. Last week, an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives answered that call when we passed my bill with Democratic Rep. Danny Davis, of Illinois, the “Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act.” ... The American people expect both major parties to have our differences and disagreements, but they also expect us ... Read more

  • 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

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