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  • House Adopts FY16 Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House adopted the FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Act. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26), who voted in favor of the package, released the following statement in support of its adoption: “Today’s adoption of the FY16 Omnibus Act will fund the federal government through September 30, 2016. This important package provides $548 billion in defense funding, including $59 billion to combat ISIL and support operations in Afghanistan with increased intelligence and surveillance capabilities. ... Read more

  • Reps. Curbelo and Clarke Introduce SPOC Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) introduced H.R. 4284, the Service Provider Opportunity Clarification (SPOC) Act. Earlier this year, Rep. Curbelo introduced H.R. 1386, the Small Entrepreneur Subcontracting Opportunities (SESO) Act to hold agency officials accountable for small business subcontracting during their annual performance evaluations. The legislation was included in the National Defense Authorization Act that was signed into law on Novem... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Applauds Adoption of PATH Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) voted to provide tax relief for working families and small businesses by supporting the Amendment to H.R. 2029, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in support of its adoption: “Today’s adoption of the PATH Act will help millions of Americans throughout the country by extending and making permanent tax relief for working class families, small businesses, students, and educators. Specifically... Read more

  • Reps. Curbelo and Graham Introduce Bill to Help Farmers Impacted by Oriental Fruit Fly
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Reps. Curbelo (FL-26) and Graham (FL-02) introduced H.R. 4226, to Provide Relief for Farmers Impacted by the Oriental Fruit Fly. Reps. Curbelo and Graham released the following statement in support of this bipartisan bill: “On October 1, 2015 a 98 square-mile quarantine was issued in South Miami-Dade County to contain a recent discovery of Oriental Fruit Flies. Though the quarantine has been absolutely necessary, and so far effective, to eradicate this invasive pest, it has take... 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 Strongly Supports Long-Term House Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House overwhelmingly supported a bipartisan, long-term highway bill that will reauthorize and reform surface transportation programs in the United States. Rep. Curbelo issued the following statement in support of this legislation: “For far too long, Congress has kicked the can down the road by providing short-term patches to transportation funding, causing uncertainty for our local and state governments as they work to repair our nation’s failing infrastructure. This ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Passage of H.R. 1314
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today the House passed H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of H.R. 1314 establishes spending levels for the next two fiscal years, bringing much needed stability to the Appropriations process. This bill will also lift the current caps on military spending which is crucial in providing certainty to the men and women tasked with keeping our nation safe. In addition this bill w... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Applauds Passage of Ex-Im Bank
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today the House passed H.R. 597, the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of H.R. 597 will reauthorize the Export-Import Bank through September 30, 2019 and includes some of the most vigorous reforms of the Bank since the Reagan era. This reauthorization will increase the amount of money lent to small businesses, raising the level from 20% to 25% of all Bank activity. M... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Statement on NLRB’s Latest Anti-Worker Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released their decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, which will overturn current labor policy by altering the operations of small businesses and contractors across the country. Rep. Curbelo issued the following statement in disapproval: “The NLRB’s Browning-Ferris Industries decision will significantly alter what it means to be an employer in America and will negatively impact both businesses and workers who are subcontracted e... Read more

  • Joint Hearing: “Restricted Access at Biscayne National Park and Implications for Fishermen, Small Businesses, the Local Economy and Environment”
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes, Energy and Environment

    Miami, FL—On Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT), in Homestead, Florida, the House Natural Resources and Small Business Committees will hold a joint oversight field hearing on “Restricted Access at Biscayne National Park and Implications for Fishermen, Small Businesses, the Local Economy and Environment.” This hearing will focus on the National Park Service’s policy to restrict recreational and commercial fishing access to parts of Biscayne National Park, the State of Florida’s position ... Read more

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