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  • Curbelo Supports House-Passed Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement regarding his vote in support of the Financial CHOICE Act, H.R. 10, which passed the House earlier today. “For seven years, the consequences of Dodd-Frank have crushed our community banks and left small businesses across the country without the resources to grow, create jobs, and serve our communities. Today’s passage of the Financial CHOICE Act, which I was proud to support, is a critical step toward ending the uncert... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes Nearly $500,000 in EPA Grants for Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement welcoming three Environmental Protection Agency grants for the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary: “The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a unique natural wonder and a vital part of the Florida Keys and South Florida economy and environment, and these grants are critical to keeping it protected and well-managed,” Curbelo said. “I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House to ensure its status is not threatened a... Read more

  • Curbelo: U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement A Strategic Mistake That Sets Us Back
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

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  • Curbelo, Deutch Kick-Off First Meeting of Climate Solutions Caucus as Membership Grows
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, Co-Chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-22) and Ted Deutch (FL-22), led the first public meeting of the Caucus. The meeting focus on the “Climate Impact on Coastal Communities”, included panelists that discussed the impact rising sea-levels will have on flood insurance, infrastructure projects to mitigate and adapt to the threat, and ocean acidification. Panelists included: Senior Policy Representative for the National Association of REALTORS Aust... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates $2 Million Army Corps. Project for Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Project
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

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  • Curbelo, Moulton Introduce Flood Protection Act to Fund Flood Mitigation Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced the bipartisan Flood Protection Act, legislation that would establish a cost-share program for infrastructure projects that divert, remove, or store flood waters. It would also authorize funding to assist communities with enhancement of natural barriers, modernization and maintenance of current infrastructure, such as levees, elevated roads, and floodwalls to protect our waterfront communities. “According to the... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on the President’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes, Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement commenting on the President’s budget proposal: “Today’s budget proposed by the Administration does not reflect the appropriate allocation of funds to get our country back on sound fiscal footing. From cuts to agencies needed to protect our environment and combat the threats of climate change, to cuts to our safety nets for the most-needy Americans, to complete slashing of public broadcasting funds, this budget abandons progre... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Curbelo applauds Tillerson signing climate change declaration
    Posted in In The News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) called U.S. leadership on climate change “essential” on Friday after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a declaration acknowledging the impact of climate change on the Arctic region. Curbelo and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, applauded Tillerson’s signing of the Fairbanks Declaration with leaders of Arctic countries. In addition to acknowledging the impact of climate change and pollution on the Arctic, t... Read more

  • PBS Newshour: Curbelo, Rising Conservative Voices Call for Climate Change Action
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, PBS Newshour’s Stephanie Sy reported on the rising Republican voices, including Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), calling for action on climate change in Congress and from the White House. A partial transcript of the PBS Newshour segment is available below and video is available here. Rising Conservative Voices Call for Climate Change Action PBS Newshour Miami, FL May 14, 2017 https://youtu.be/WrXbGXGaBSU PBS Newshour’s Stephanie Sy: The generational shift in Republican leaders i... Read more

  • Deutch, Curbelo Commend Tillerson's Pledge of Multilateral Action on Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    “American leadership on climate stewardship is essential to reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and by keeping a seat at the table, we have an opportunity to ensure our research, ingenuity, and innovation are part of global conversation and initiatives. It is significant the former-Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest oil company recognizes the threat climate change poses, and I commend Secretary Tillerson for his steadfast advocacy. Given the trillions of dollars in cleaner energy investments and countless good-paying American jobs that would result from remaining in the Paris Agreement, I again urge President Trump to make sure our country keeps its commitment to lead.” Read more

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