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  • 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

  • The Ripon Advance: Curbelo applauds Tillerson signing climate change declaration
    Posted in In The News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) called U.S. leadership on climate change “essential” on Friday after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a declaration acknowledging the impact of climate change on the Arctic region. Curbelo and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, applauded Tillerson’s signing of the Fairbanks Declaration with leaders of Arctic countries. In addition to acknowledging the impact of climate change and pollution on the Arctic, t... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Curbelo: I made a promise that I would fight for better healthcare for the country
    Posted in In The News on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    … To be sure, the legislation moved out of the House last week is far from perfect and needs to be improved. Many people have serious and legitimate concerns — myself included. However, the sheer complexity of healthcare in America means that no bill will ever please everyone. While some today applaud the ACA, many others are facing higher premiums, fewer options, and reduced access to care. In many counties, like Monroe, there is only one insurance provider left. In some counties in Iowa and ot... Read more

  • Sun Sentinel: As White House rolls back climate rules, Congress must step in | Opinion
    Posted in In The News on April 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Earth Day arrives this year with serious questions about America's commitment to preserve the environment and limit the risks posed by climate change. That's because on March 28, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to dismantle the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and other Obama-era initiatives to reduce pollution that drives global warming. Without the CPP, the U.S. is unlikely to meet its commitment to the Paris climate accord, a tremendous setback in global efforts to keep temperatures fr... Read more

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