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  • Statement by Congressman Carlos Curbelo after Visit to Panamá
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) recently visited Panamá and released the following statement: "The inauguration of the expanded Panamá Canal is the beginning of a new era for world trade. Goods will now be transported more efficiently around the globe meaning more opportunities for both producers and consumers, exporters and importers. The Panamanian government deserves high praise for the successful completion of this ambitious infrastructure project. South Florida families will... Read more

  • Statement by Congressman Carlos Curbelo after Visit to Colombia
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) recently visited Colombia and released the following statement: "The alliance between the United States and Colombia is the most important one for our country in all of Latin America. With our support, Colombians have strengthened their democratic institutions and have effectively fought crime, violence, and terrorism in their country. At Joint Base Alto Limon we were able to witness the professionalism and talent of the Jungla Comando Unit of the N... Read more

  • Cuba Denies House Homeland Security Delegation from Inspecting Airport Security
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—It was recently reported that Cuba denied visas to a delegation of Members of Congress from the House Homeland Security Committee that wanted to inspect airport security. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in disapproval of Cuba's actions: "The Cuban regime's decision to block Members of the Homeland Security Committee access to airports is troubling and highly suspicious at a time when the Obama Administration is promoting travel to and from the island... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of Members Introduce Legislation to Prevent Terrorists from Buying Firearms
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today, a bipartisan group of Members in the House, representing vastly different regions of our country, came together to introduce legislation that will deny the sale of firearms to those on No-Fly lists. H.R. 5576, the House-companion to the bipartisan Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act led by Sen. Collins (R-ME), was introduced by Reps. Curbelo (R-FL), Moulton (D-MA), King (R-NY), Thompson (D-CA), Dold (R-IL), Kelly (D-IL), Rigell (R-VA), Gabbard (D-HI), and Carney (D-DE). Sp... Read more

  • Curbelo, Coffman Introduce the Recognizing American Children Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Mike Coffman (CO-06) introduced H.R. 5533, the Recognizing American Children Act. The Recognizing American Children Act would allow undocumented immigrants that arrived in this country prior to 2010 as minors to adjust their immigration status. If the immigrant has stayed out of trouble with the law, has not relied on public assistance, and has graduated high school, they will be granted conditional status for five years. During this five year p... Read more

  • Curbelo Votes to Assist Puerto Rico
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), released the following statement in support of its passage: “Our friends in Puerto Rico, our fellow American citizens, deserve a better future that gives them the chance to achieve prosperity on the island. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have left to find better opportunities as a result of the deteriorating econ... 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

  • 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 Visits Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Recently, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. He released the following statement about his experience. "This week I visited the US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay – a critical military and national security asset serving key roles in the war on terrorism, drug and migrant interdiction, and as a strategic forward base for the Atlantic Fleet. Every day approximately 7,000 US military personnel and contractors go to work at GTMO to keep our country ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Condemns Maduro Regime on Amnesty Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—This week, the Supreme Court of Venezuela, at the direction of President Nicolaus Maduro, vetoed an amnesty bill that would ease rising tensions in Venezuela. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement condemning their actions. "Maduro’s latest move is just another example of his disregard for the people of Venezuela. He consistently refuses to put their needs first, and his decision to reject the amnesty law, which would release 86 political prisoners jailed for non... Read more

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