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  • 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

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0433ff} … In the United States, this decision not only impacts immigrants, but also their families, employers, and neighbors whose prosperity depends on them. For 20 years, TPS has allowed immigrants to live and work in the United States. Many have made their home in our country – raising families and establishing businesses that have benefitt... Read more

  • 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

  • South Dade News Leader: South Dade Farmers Remain Critical Factor in NAFTA Renegotiation
    Posted in In The News on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0463c1} When people around the country think of South Florida, the things that first come to mind are our beaches, unique culture, and sometimes, for better or for worse, our sports teams. But what many people not from South Florida fail to realize is Miami-Dade County, particularly South Dade, is one of the largest agriculture-producing count... Read more

  • Roll Call: On Climate Issues, House GOP Warms Gradually
    Posted in In The News on October 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    When a Republican congressman in July tried to strip the 2018 defense spending bill of its requirement to plan for global warming and rising sea level threats, a group of House GOP lawmakers joined Democrats to kill the effort…“The Perry amendment was really the first test” that called on the group to vote as a bloc, said Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican who co-founded the caucus. “There will be more tests in the future.” At the time of the vote, the caucus had 48 members — 24 from each... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo Pushes for Reforming Bail in the House
    Posted in In The News on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    A South Florida Republican is teaming up with prominent figures from the left and the right to push for reforming bail. Last week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., unveiled the “Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act” which would send $10 million to the states over three years to encourage them from moving away from relying on bail to using pretrial assessments. “The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act encourages states to replace their existing bail systems with pret... Read more

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