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  • 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

  • Key West Citizen: Lawmakers file bill to fight flood insurance rate hikes
    Posted in In The News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Charlie Crist have re-introduced a bill that would protect the owners of rental properties and second homes from large flood insurance rate increases. The two congressmen filed the Flood Insurance Fairness Act on Tuesday, which is designed to extend caps on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance rates to second homes and rental properties in coastal areas. This bill is “critical to South Florida, especially for residents of the Florida Keys that are in de... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: States Ease Restrictions on Voting by Felons
    Posted in In The News on March 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Criminal Justice Reform

    ... Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R., Fla.), one of the only GOP officials to sign the petition supporting the constitutional amendment, said the issue should transcend partisanship. After the court decides whether it qualifies for the ballot, the amendment would need roughly 750,000 signatures; to take effect, it needs approval from 60% of voters. “If you can’t give people a way to get back on their feet and become fully active citizens once they’ve served their time, then it’s only a matter of time bef... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Marco Rubio, Carlos Curbelo Push Obamacare Tax Reform for Puerto Rico, Territories
    Posted in In The News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued his focus on Puerto Rico this week, teaming up with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, to unveil a proposal giving that island and other American territories relief from a health-care tax. The three legislators showcased the “Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2017” on Tuesday. Under former President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law, health insurance providers were hit with annual fees, including ones in... Read more

  • Sun Sentinel: South Florida 100 Forum February 26
    Posted in In The News on February 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    ... "It’s encouraging to see two of our local Republican members of Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo, starting to resist. With close ties to the immigrant community, they understand that Trump’s immigration policies harm families. They have also spoken out against the mistreatment of transgender children. I know them both and believe they are honorable people, and I respect them even though I disagree with many of their public policy positions. I hope they will lead their colleag... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo: Tax Reform Helps Small Businesses
    Posted in In The News on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    From his new seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla,, is making the case that tax reform helps small businesses. Curbelo was featured by House Republicans in their latest “Tax Reform Tuesday” Web video. “Greetings from South Florida. I’m Carlos Curbelo and I represent this community in Congress,” the South Florida Republican says in the video which was also released in Spanish. “We House Republicans are starting our work on tax reform and tax reform is a... Read more

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