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  • 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

  • Curbelo Votes to Keep South Florida Environmentally and Economically Sustainable
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House voted for S.J.Res.23, which would disapprove the EPA’s rules to regulate carbon emissions from new power plants. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in opposition to this resolution: “In Florida, 40% of our population is at risk from sea-level rise as a result from climate change. This is a clear and present threat to our freshwater drinking supplies, our economy, and our way of life. Power plants are the largest man-made source of carbon emiss... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on the Inclusion of Everglades and Keys Funding in FY16 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement in support of this important legislation: “The FY2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill is a step in the right direction to ensuring that environmental clean-up and energy programs expand and thrive throughout the country. The bill totals $35.4 billion, $1.2 billion above the FY2015 enacted level. In addition... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on the FY 2016 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Energy

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House adopted a pro-growth, balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2016 that reins in excessive spending, enacts real entitlement reform, and puts our country on a more sustainable fiscal path. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after voting in favor of the FY16 House Budget: "Today's vote is an important step forward in creating a long-term and sustainable federal budget that empowers individuals, families, and our local communities. The FY16 House Bud... Read more

  • Curbelo Statement After Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy, Energy and Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement after the House passed S.1, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act: "It's time for the President to show that he is serious about working with Congress to make America more energy independent and to help create quality jobs and opportunities for American families. S.1, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act, has passed both Chambers of Congress with bipartisan support and should be quickly signed into law by President Obama." S.1, ... Read more

  • Congressman Curbelo on Passage of HR 3, 'The Keystone XL Pipeline Act'
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Energy and Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) today issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would approve the TransCanada's application to begin constructing the pipeline. The Keystone XL Pipeline Act, passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 266-153-1. "Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline will alleviate the world's dependence on unfriendly nations for energy. The United States and Canada will also increase our own e... Read more

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