Key West Citizen: Curbelo: Insurance, migration House priorities

By Tim O'Hara

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Washington, January 8, 2017 | comments

Dealing with flood insurance rates will be a priority for U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo this year, as Congress will reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program in 2017.

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“This is a major priority,” said Curbelo, R-Homestead. “The Florida Delegation will be working closely together. ... The goal is to extend protections to all properties. That might be an ambitious goal.”

Also this year, Curbelo plans to refile legislation that could limit the number Cuban immigrants coming into the United States and a bill that would hold oil companies more accountable for oil spill clean up costs.

The bills never made it into law a nd he will refile them this year, he said Friday.

Last week, Curbelo was appointed to House Committee on Ways and Means.

The position will allow Curbelo to advocate for many issues of importance to South Florida, such as Social Security, Medicare and trade, he said.

Curbelo called South Florida “a trade hub” for countries in the Caribbean and South America.

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