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  • After Confirmation of Miami Beach Zika Cases, Curbelo Continues to Fight for Florida Families
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Miami, Florida—Today the city of Miami Beach confirmed five cases of locally transmitted Zika. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a staunch advocate for increased Zika funding, released the following statement: “Today’s confirmation that locally transmitted Zika has reached the city of Miami Beach is troubling. While the response effort is being fully funded today, it is imperative for Congress to act as soon as possible to guarantee that the work being done by the federal government, state and local... Read more

  • Curbelo Continues to Advocate for Zika Funding, Hosts Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Miami, Florida—This evening, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) hosted a roundtable with local stakeholders to address the Zika virus in Miami-Dade County and Florida’s 26th Congressional District. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement. "As legislators, we must do everything in our power to protect Americans from the Zika virus, which is why funding the Zika response effort should be Congress’ top priority. Reports today coming from Miami Beach suggest that Zika may now be spreading in the are... Read more

  • ICYMI: Whistleblower Sounds Alarm on Lack of Zika Testing for Puerto Rican Inmates
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Miami, Florida—Last night, NBC 6 South Florida aired a segment on the potential spreading of the Zika virus at FCI (Federal Correctional Institute) Miami through the transfer of Puerto Rican inmates. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement. "The Federal Burea of Prisons estimates that there are currently 550 inmates from Puerto Rico at FCI (Federal Correctional Institute) Miami, none of whom have been tested for the Zika virus. Acording to the Centers for Disease Control an... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Continues to Fight for Zika Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) has once again called upon the Senate to pass adequate Zika funding. “For months I have called upon Congress to provide adequate funding to respond to the Zika virus. The 14 cases of locally transmitted Zika in the state of Florida—the first reported cases in the country—are a cause for alarm. The House has acted by adopting the Conference Report to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act which includes $... Read more

  • Curbelo Votes to Improve America's Mental Health System
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 is an important and absolutely necessary step to improving the mental health of Americans nationwide. The government currently spends $130 billion on mental health programs. Despite this, families ... Read more

  • Curbelo Works with Ambassador DeLaurentis to Reunite Family
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C.—After discovering that her daughter, Yanelys Serralvo, was diagnosed with Metastatic Nasopharyngeal cancer, Clara Luz Serralvo found herself unable to obtain a non-immigrant visa to visit her daughter in hospice care. Due to their consultation with Ambassador DeLaurentis, Congressman Curbelo and Mr. Evelio Echemendia ensured that Ms. Serralvo’s mother was granted her visa and will soon be reunited with her daughter. Rep. Curbelo has since released the following statement: “My of... Read more

  • Curbelo Advocates for Additional Funding to Combat Zika
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives considered H.R. 5243, The Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement after voting against the bill: “Regrettably this bill falls short in funding the fight against Zika and offers no guarantee that efforts to combat the virus will be adequately supported after September 30 of this year. To remedy this, earlier this week I submitted an amendment to the Committee on Rules that would allow funds provide... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Votes to Make South Florida a Healthier Place for Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Washington, D.C.—This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of eighteen bills to aid in the fight against opioid abuse throughout the country. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) proudly voted in favor of these bills to help make South Florida and our nation a safer and healthier place for all. Several bills that were incorporated in the package include: H.R. 4641 is a bill that would establish a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force which would appraise, alter, and u... Read more

  • Curbelo, Diaz-Balart, and Bilirakis Meet with Governor Scott to Discuss Zika
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressmen Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) met with Florida Governor Rick Scott to discuss the Zika virus. I thank Governor Scott for his support in urging Congress to come together and fund eradication efforts of the Zika Virus. As representatives from the state of Florida, we understand the real threat that Zika poses to our families and neighbors. We also discussed my bill, the Zika Eradication and Good Government Act, to ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Introduces Bill to Eradicate Zika Virus
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) introduced H.R. 5031, the Zika Eradication and Good Government Act. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement: “The Zika Virus has wreaked havoc throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean, and we have seen countless pregnant women infected which results in devastating fetal brain defects. The United States must be prepared for the first domestic transmission of the virus, especially as the summer mosquito season begins and interna... Read more

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