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  • 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

  • Ripon Advance: Curbelo launches bipartisan effort to prohibit “bump stocks” on rifles
    Posted in In The News on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    So-called “bump stocks,” attachments to semiautomatic rifles that exacerbate the rate of fire like those used in the recent Las Vegas mass shooting, would be banned under a bipartisan legislative effort announced by U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) on Thursday. ... “Common sense legislation that does not restrict Second Amendment rights is an important first step in addressing gun violence in our country,” Curbelo said. “By banning devices that blatantly circumvent alread... Read more

  • Despite Delays, Curbelo Continues to Push for Bipartisan Dialogue with Congressional Hispanic Colleagues
    Posted in In The News on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hispanic? Yes. Democrat? No. Why the Hispanic Caucus is slow-walking Carlos Curbelo McClatchy By Lesley Clark October 4, 2017 http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article177049581.html WASHINGTON – In a Capitol riven by partisan divisions, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, says he thought it might help matters to work across the aisle with his Democratic Hispanic colleagues. In February, he met with the chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and asked about joini... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Congress heeds Curbelo’s call to advance targeted tax relief for hurricane victims
    Posted in In The News on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Congress approved legislation on Thursday supported by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) to provide targeted tax relief to the victims of Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. The House passed the bill in the morning by a vote of 264-155 and the Senate approved the bill by unanimous consent that afternoon. The bill now heads to President Donald Trump to sign into law. Curbelo, who represents the congressional district that was hit hardest by Hurricane Irma, is an original cosponsor... Read more

  • The Washington Times: Rep. Carlos Curbelo offers Dreamer recipients ability to earn legal status in new legislation
    Posted in In The News on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Rep. Carlos Curbelo said Tuesday children of illegal immigrants should have a pathway to legal status. “These are America’s children and that’s why the legislation I have introduced is called Recognizing America’s Children. These are young people who went to school with our own children,” Mr. Curbelo, Florida Republican, said on CNN. ... Mr. Curbelo’s plan outlines a path for those who were brought to America as children to continue living and working here for five years. If they are in good sta... Read more

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