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  • Congressmen Curbelo and Diaz-Balart Host Meeting with Colombian Ambassador and South Florida Colombian-American Community Leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    MIAMI – Congressmen Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) met with Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón and members of the Colombian-American community in South Florida to discuss the Colombian peace process. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) was represented by her Chief of Staff and Subcommittee Staff Director. Rep. Curbelo: “Our meeting with Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón and leaders of South Florida's Colombian-American community this afternoon was very productive, a... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Calls Guantanamo Bay Closure Dangerous
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Miami, Florida—This morning, President Obama revealed his plans to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: "The detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is a critical military asset in fighting the war on terror. It houses some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists who are responsible for the deadliest attacks against civilians in our country’s history. Americans have legitimate concerns and seri... Read more

  • House Passes 9/11 Memorial Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Affairs

    Here I'm pictured with former Navy Seal Senior Chief Petty Officer, Rob O'Neill and former Army Lieutenant Colonel and current Congressman, Steve Russell. O'Neill killed Osama bin Laden and Russell's unit was instrumental in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. I was honored to stand next to two heroes responsible for capturing two of the most wanted men in American history. Washington, D.C.—Last week, the House passed H.R. 3036, the 9/11 Memorial Act. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) was a co-sponsor o... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Calls for Release of Leopoldo Lopez
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today marks the two-year anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of Leopoldo Lopez. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement calling for his release. “It is utterly deplorable that Leopoldo Lopez, an activist fighting for human rights for the people of Venezuela, has been imprisoned by the Maduro regime for two years. It is abundantly clear that this regime has deep harbored contempt for fundamental civil liberties. Lopez’s imprisonment is a slap to the Venezu... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Celebrates Plan Colombia
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Tonight, Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) will be attending a White House reception celebrating the success of Plan Colombia. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to attend tonight’s event commemorating the 15th anniversary of Plan Colombia, a U.S. – Colombia joint effort to combat drug trafficking and end the decades-long armed conflict with the terrorist FARC. As we are reminded today of the progress Colombia has made as a result of this partnership, we must continue to pro... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Attends Meeting with Colombian President
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) attended a meeting with Colombia's President Santos. "I am grateful for President Santos' invitation to meet with him during his visit to our country. For 15 years, the US and Colombia have maintained a successful partnership to strengthen Colombia's democratic institutions and to defeat the terrorist FARC. While I have some serious concerns regarding the "peace process" undertaken by the Santos Administration, I believe it is essential for our... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges Treasury to Provide Temporary Healthcare Relief to Puerto Rico
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) sent a letter urging the Department of Treasury to provide Puerto Rico with temporary healthcare relief. "Last week I sent a letter to Secretary Jacob J. Lew, urging the Department of Treasury to provide Puerto Rico with temporary relief from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Section 9010 fee during the Territory’s economic crisis. The fee operates as a tax on health insurance providers and is passed on to consumers in the form of higher premiums. Thi... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Commends Taiwan on Election
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement of commendation to the Republic of China (Taiwan) on their election this past weekend: “I congratulate the people of Taiwan for electing its first female President, Tsai Ing-wen, an extraordinary victory. During my first year in Congress, I worked with current President Ma's government, and I applaud them for their diligent efforts to promote democracy. I commend Taiwan on this momentous occasion; the United States is f... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo's Response to the State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Last night, President Obama addressed the Nation during his last State of the Union Address. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: “After hearing President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, it is abundantly clear that our leaders must search for common ground now more than ever. To elicit positive change in our communities, both parties must work together to craft solutions. We have already seen willingness to come together and pass laws that will addres... 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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