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  • Curbelo Helps Secure $2.3 Million Public Transportation Grant for Miami-Dade County
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—"It was announced today that Miami-Dade County is the recipient of $2,357,143.00 for the Low or No Emission Bus and Bus Facilities grant program. This grant, which the County was awarded through a competitive process, will provide our community with funding to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, as well as acquire and construct facilities to maintain these vehicles. I am pleased the County received this money to provide our residents with energy effic... Read more

  • Another Curbelo Bill Signed into Law, Reforming Air Traffic Controller Hiring
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Rep. Carlos Curbelo's (FL-26) Air Traffic Controller Act, included in an FAA extension through September 30, 2017, was signed into law. Rep. Curbelo offered the following statement in support: “This FAA extension package works to ensure that our aviation system remains well-equipped, secure, and safe for passengers and pilots alike. It provides vital enhancements to the U.S. aviation system by strengthening security, expanding TSA PreCheck, and requiring the FAA to g... Read more

  • Curbelo Secures Grant for Monroe County and Key West International Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a list of federal grants for the state of Florida. “I am proud to have secured a grant for the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. They are expected to receive $1.35 million to be used towards noise mitigation efforts to support residents surrounding the Key West International Airport. I am pleased that these funds will be allocated towards improving the quality of life for Key West residents.” ### Read more

  • Curbelo Air Traffic Controller Legislation included in FAA Extension
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House and Senate agreed to a bipartisan, bicameral measure to reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs through September 30, 2017. Rep. Curbelo’s critical legislation to reform the hiring of Air Traffic Controllers was included in this measure, and he offered the following statement in support of its adoption. “This FAA reauthorization package works to ensure that our aviation system remains well-equipped, secure, and safe for passengers and pilots ... Read more

  • Curbelo, Maloney Introduce Air Traffic Controller Hiring Improvement Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Air traffic controller (ATC) staffing at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been a concern for many years, but it has now reached a crisis level. The National Airspace System (NAS) has reached a 27-year low for staffing of Certified Professional Controllers (CPC). To address these problems, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the bipartisan H.R. 5292, the Air Traffic Controller Hiring ImprovementAct of 2016. H.R. 5292 would improve the ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Testifies Before Congress on Mitigation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on his bill, H.R. 5177, the Mitigation Investment Act of 2016. “I was proud to testify on behalf of my bill, the National Mitigation Investment Act, during today’s hearing on controlling the costs of federal responses to natural disasters. This bill serves as a step forward to revitalizing the way the United States oversees pre and post-natural disaster preparedness and ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Meets with Chairman Shuster to Discuss Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) met with Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster to discuss the importance of Everglades Restoration in the upcoming Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). “I thank Chairman Shuster for taking the time to discuss Everglades restoration, an issue of the utmost importance to the residents of South Florida. During our meeting we discussed the benefits of the Central Everglades Planning Project and my strong support in includin... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Supports Ride-Sharing in Miami-Dade County
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in support of ride-sharing services in Miami-Dade County. “I am proud to support ride-sharing services in Miami-Dade County. Services, such as Uber and Lyft offer consumers the ability to choose between traditional taxi services and alternative forms of transportation. However, it is of the utmost importance that this industry ensures that every driver and vehicle pass thorough background checks, inspections, an... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Introduces the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Curbelo introduced H.R. 4247, the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act. A provision in the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 treats ALL Cuban immigrants, regardless of their reasons for leaving the island, as refugees and asylees by granting them access to the federal Refugee Resettlement Program. Unfortunately, recent reports indicate that this program has been grossly abused, allowing non-refugees to participate in the program and collecting benefits while l... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Responds to COP21 Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Foreign Affairs, Energy

    Washington, D.C.—This morning, the final agreement of COP21, a global climate summit, was reached. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in response to the summit's conclusion: “In order to make significant progress on reducing carbon emissions, it’s imperative that the world’s leading economies reach a consensus on how to proceed. It is particularly important for countries like China and India to cooperate and to honor their commitments. The United States cannot lead alone. Cli... Read more

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