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  • Curbelo Secures South Florida Priorities in FY17 Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    “This important legislation will fund the federal government through September 30, 2017. Included in this package are some big wins for our South Florida community, including funding for Everglades restoration, our National Marine Sanctuaries, the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program, and pre-disaster mitigation. The bill also increases pay for our military service members tasked with keeping our nation safe, and adds over a billion dollars in funding for the Defense Health Program that funds cancer research, traumatic brain injury and physiological health care assistance, and sexual assault prevention programs." Read more

  • Curbelo, Cartwright Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Nonprofits Save Money on Energy Efficiency Upgrades
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Matt Cartwright (PA-17) have introduced bipartisan legislation to help nonprofits save money on energy efficiency upgrades by creating a grant program that will help nonprofits—including places of worship, faith-based organizations, and youth centers—afford the materials needed to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and generate renewable energy. “Places of worship and other non-profits have to balance the allocation of their resources whil... Read more

  • Curbelo, Deutch Lead Climate Solutions Caucus in Urging Trump to Maintain U.S. Commitment to Paris Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) Ted Deutch (FL-22), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, led a group of 19 other members of the Caucus in a letter to President Trump urging him to maintain our country's commitment to the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. “It is imperative that we maintain our seat at the table in global discussions of how to address the threats posed by climate change,” the members wrote. “The Paris Ag... Read more

  • Sun Sentinel: As White House rolls back climate rules, Congress must step in | Opinion
    Posted in In The News on April 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Earth Day arrives this year with serious questions about America's commitment to preserve the environment and limit the risks posed by climate change. That's because on March 28, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to dismantle the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and other Obama-era initiatives to reduce pollution that drives global warming. Without the CPP, the U.S. is unlikely to meet its commitment to the Paris climate accord, a tremendous setback in global efforts to keep temperatures fr... Read more

  • Alaska Dispatch: Congress must lead on carbon pollution
    Posted in In The News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    On Earth Day (April 22) this year, many Americans are appalled at the new administration's lack of commitment to protect the environment and limit greenhouse gases. Although a decision to renege on the Paris climate agreement has been deferred, President Trump's executive order to abandon the Clean Power Plan casts great doubt on the U.S.'s ability to honor its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Coming up short on the Paris commitment wo... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Curbelo leads bipartisan call for U.S. to uphold Paris climate deal commitments
    Posted in In The News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) led a bipartisan call on Monday for the Trump administration to uphold U.S. commitments outlined in the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Curbelo and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), the co-founders of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, made the request on Tuesday as administration officials prepared for discussions about U.S. involvement in the Paris Agreement and UNFCCC, which allows countries to set goals ... Read more

  • CBS Miami Joins Curbelo At Everglades National Park for National Park Week
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Yesterday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) kicked off National Park Week at Everglades National Park’s Shark Valley. Learn more about Curbelo’s visit here and by watching CBS Miami’s exclusive coverage. A transcript of CBS 4’s coverage is available below, and a video of the full segment is available here. U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo CBS News at 6pm Miami, FL April 17, 2017 https://youtu.be/2v30YTbVFys CBS Miami’s Eliott Rodriguez: “This is National Park Week across the country, and ... Read more

  • Curbelo Working to Secure Federal Funds for South Dade Farmers Affected By 2015 Quarantine
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Curbelo Working to Secure Federal Funds for South Dade Farmers Impacted By 2015 Quarantine South Dade News Leader April 14, 2017 http://bit.ly/2oE8rEU The impact to over 2,000 local businesses affected by the 2015 infestation of Oriental Fruit Fly continues to be felt. Eighty five square miles of the Redlands was quarantined to combat the destructive pest which attacks hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables. Growers, nurseries/stock dealers, fruit stands, lawn maintenance, packing houses... Read more

  • Curbelo Celebrates National Park Week at Everglades’ Shark Valley
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    “I’m proud to represent some of our nation’s most inspiring and unique national parks and natural treasures. As we begin the second century of our national parks, Americans now more than ever need to not only visit our parks but also advocate for them to ensure they will still be here for future generations. South Florida’s National Parks are not only incredible places to visit but also play a vital role in our region’s economy, environment, and fresh water supply.” Read more

  • Curbelo, Deutch Urge Administration to Remain in Paris Climate Change Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    As Trump Administration officials prepare to discuss the future of U.S. involvement in the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Ted Deutch (FL-22), co-chairs and co-founders of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, issued the following statement urging the Administration to keep U.S. commitments made to the international community in Paris: “It is imperative that we maintain our seat at the ta... Read more

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