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  • Curbelo Deeply Disturbed by Latest Missile Test in Iran, Calls for Action Against Iranian Violations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—It was reported that in November, Iran experimented with a medium-range ballistic missile, directly violating two United Nations Security Council resolutions. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: “The recent reports of Iran testing yet another ballistic missile, the second since the U.N. nuclear agreement was signed earlier this year, unfortunately comes as no surprise. Iran’s blatant disrespect for the nuclear agreement in only the first few months of its enac... Read more

  • Curbelo on Wegmann Release
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Today, it was announced that Shawn Wegmann, an American fugitive, has been returned to the U.S. after fleeing to Cuba. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: "I am pleased to learn that Shawn Wegmann, an American citizen and alleged enforcer for a motorcycle gang, has been repatriated back to the United States to face American justice after trying to find sanctuary in Cuba. While this is an encouraging development, the Castro dictatorship continues to prov... Read more

  • Curbelo Sends Message to Venezuelans as Election Approaches
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following message in Spanish to the people of Venezuela in advance of their elections this Sunday. In the video, Rep. Curbelo calls on the OAS, UN, and State Department to do everything possible to ensure that the elections are free of any irregularities and that the will of the Venezuelan people is respected. ### Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo's First Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill also included H.R. 1386, the Small Entrepreneur Subcontracting Opportunities (SESO) Act, Rep. Curbelo’s first piece of legislation to pass both the House and Senate and be signed by the President. Rep. Curbelo offered the following statement: “The SESO Act requires that agencies look at subcontracting accomplishments as well as prime contracting accomplishments when evaluatin... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Votes for American SAFE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today a bipartisan, veto-proof majority of the House passed H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act. Rep Curbelo (FL-26) offered the following statement in support of this bill: “Today’s vote allows the United States to continue being a compassionate nation while keeping our homeland safe. This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to carry out thorough background investigations of... Read more

  • Curbelo on European Union's New Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Miami, FL—Today, the European Union released new guidelines for labeling goods manufactured in Israeli settlements. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in opposition to the recent decision: "The European Union's new policy regarding goods produced in Judea and Samaria sends the wrong message at the wrong time. Israel is under ‎assault and all freedom-loving nations in the world should stand in solidarity with the people of Israel now more than ever." ### Read more

  • Curbelo and Grayson Introduce the Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—In response to the continued instability in Venezuela, Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Alan Grayson (FL-09), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) have introduced the Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act, H.R. 3744, to provide immigration relief to Venezuelans that have long-resided in the U.S., unable to return to their homeland: “For the past decade, thousands of Venezuelans were forced to flee the brutal Chavez dictatorship. The situation has not imp... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Statement Strongly Opposing the Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—This week, the United States House of Representatives considered several provisions related to President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and the P5+1 countries. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement regarding the Iran deal: “When the details of the Iran Deal were released, I began the review process with an open mind. After thorough evaluation and consultation with countless foreign affairs and Middle East policy experts on the ramifications of the agreement, I ca... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Reopening of Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Miami, FL—Today, the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. will reopen for the first time in over fifty years. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in response to the Embassy's reopening: "While today in Washington many are toasting to a new era in US-Cuba relations - an era in which the President of the United States confers legitimacy on Cuba's military dictatorship and glances over the regime's anti-American conduct and grotesque human rights abuses - in South Florida we remembe... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Speaks Out Against Venezuelan Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Maria Corina Machado, one of Venezuela’s top opposition leaders, announced that she has been banned from holding public office for the next year. This would keep her from running for Congress in the parliamentary election in December. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in response to her ban: “The barring of Maria Corina Machado from participating in the democratic process is another example of the hostility experienced by those who disagree with t... Read more

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