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  • South Dade News Leader: Curbelo Working to Secure Federal Funds for South Dade Farmers Impacted By 2015 Quarantine
    Posted in In The News on April 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    The impact to over 2,000 local businesses affected by the 2015 infestation of Oriental Fruit Fly continues to be felt. Eighty five square miles of the Redlands was quarantined to combat the destructive pest which attacks hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables. Growers, nurseries/stock dealers, fruit stands, lawn maintenance, packing houses, and harvesters were affected. Florida's agriculture commissioner, Adam Putnam, declared a state of emergency and ordered fruit stripped and destroyed... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Anti-bullying measure from Curbelo targets policies that foster safer schools
    Posted in In The News on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    School districts would be required to develop policies to prevent and prohibit various types of bullying under bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) on Thursday. The Safe Schools Improvement Act, which Curbelo introduced with U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and 11 bipartisan members of Congress, would require school districts to develop policies to prevent bullying based on race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, gender identity or religious b... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Climate Solutions Caucus, Led by South Florida Congressmen, Expands
    Posted in In The News on April 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    The Climate Solutions Caucus, which was founded by two South Florida congressmen, continued to expand this week with ten new members. Last year, U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., founded the caucus and still serve as the co-chairs. Since it was founded last February, the caucus has increased its membership, expanding twice earlier this year. The Climate Solutions Caucus defines it mission as “to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to... Read more

  • Politico Pro Florida: Curbelo files bill to make it easier for medical marijuana firms to pay taxes
    Posted in In The News on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    South Florida Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo is teaming up with an Oregon Democrat to introduce a bill that would allow marijuana businesses that operate in compliance with state law to claim common tax deductions and credits. ... “One of my goals in Congress is to ensure the law treats all enterprises with fairness and equity; giving them the opportunity to grow and prosper,” Curbelo said in a statement. “This bill clarifies our federal tax code for those marijuana businesses operating l... Read more

  • The Hill: GOP lawmaker calls for select committee on Russia
    Posted in In The News on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) told The Hill on Wednesday that he supports empaneling a bipartisan independent select committee to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election as questions over House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's (R-Calif.) handling of the issue continue to mount. Curbelo said a congressional select committee — which would work independently of the House and Senate Intelligence committees — would “give greater credibility and independence to th... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Miami Republicans call Trump order on climate change 'dangerous,' 'misguided'
    Posted in In The News on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Miami Republican Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo on Tuesday once again criticized President Donald Trump, their party's leader, this time over his executive order undoing many of the Obama administration's climate change rules. The reversal is "troubling" and "dangerous," Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. Curbelo called Trump's action "misguided." Both lawmakers represent coastal South Florida districts directly affected by rising sea levels and other effects of global warming. They... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Curbelo, Stefanik Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring Flexibility to Pell Grant System
    Posted in In The News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Bipartisan legislation recently introduced by U.S. Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) would make federal Pell Grants more flexible and available to students year round. The Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act would better reflect student demographics becoming older, having families and working part- or full-time jobs while attending school. … Currently, Pell Grants support nearly one-third of undergraduate students. It doesn’t, however, support students who take ... Read more

  • Florida Politics: Brian Mast, Carlos Curbelo call for ‘American innovation’ on climate change
    Posted in In The News on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    A group of Republican members of Congress including U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Carlos Curbelo have introduced a climate change resolution calling for ‘American innovation’ efforts to address it. Curbelo and Mast, along with Elise Stefanik of New York, sponsored the resolution declaring that climate change is a real and growing problem, but espousing conservative principles to work on economically viable solutions. ... “Our goal with this resolution,” Curbelo added, “is to shift the debate from wh... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo Pushes Republicans for Solutions on Climate Change
    Posted in In The News on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    From his perch as one of the co-chairs and founders of the Climate Solution Caucus, this week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., focused on the environment, urging his fellow Republicans to provide more solutions. Curbelo joined fellow Republicans U.S. Reps. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania and Elise Stefanik of New York to bring out a resolution on Wednesday urging the GOP-controlled U.S. House to use “American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism” to defend the “conservative principle to pro... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Miami Republican files new DREAM Act in Congress
    Posted in In The News on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Bolstered by the White House’s apparent interest in protecting at least one group of unauthorized immigrants, Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo on Thursday re-filed legislation that would allow people brought illegally as children to remain in the country. The “Recognizing American Children Act,” or RACA, would offer an eventual path to U.S. citizenship to immigrants who entered illegally before Jan. 1, 2012, and were 16 years old or younger. The legislation is essentially a new version of th... Read more

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