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  • 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

  • Key West Citizen: Sigsbee Park opens to civilian renters
    Posted in In The News on August 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Looking for a three-bedroom house with plenty of green space in a well-secured community? The private company that manages housing for Naval Air Station Key West may have just the ticket for you as it announced it will begin accepting qualified civilian applicants at Sigsbee Park, much to the delight of local and state political leaders. And the Navy hopes to the delight of Key West civilians looking for housing as well. Specifically, Balfour Beatty is opening roughly 20 three-bedroom units on S... Read more

  • Keynoter: Curbelo: Bay guides face ‘heavy burden’ under fee plan
    Posted in In The News on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Citing concern about “stifling fees and excessive regulation” on Florida Bay fishing guides, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Miami and the Keys) urged Everglades National Park managers to seek “a solution that works for our community.” Florida Keys guides who frequently take charter-fishing clients into Florida Bay waters within Everglades National Park have objected to a pending rule change that would require charter anglers to buy a separate pass into the park. “The initial proposal would place a ... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo's Reform for DREAMers Will Boost Economy, Report Shows
    Posted in In The News on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    On Thursday, the Niskanen Center unveiled a report showing U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s, R-Fla., “Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act” would create 115,000 jobs and add almost $80 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) over the next decade. Curbelo’s proposal would reform the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program giving younger illegal immigrants, often called DREAMers--those who entered the country before 2012 and who were 16 or younger when they entered--a path to citiz... Read more

  • Niskanen Center: Press Release: Niskanen Center Report Outlines Economic Benefits of RAC Act
    Posted in In The News on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Today, the Niskanen Center released a report detailing the economic and fiscal effects of passing the Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act. The bill, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL26), establishes a pathway to citizenship for young immigrants who came to the United States under the age of 16—as long as they graduate with a degree, serve in the military, or maintain gainful employment. The report indicates that passage of the RAC Act would increase the gross domestic product (GDP) by... Read more

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