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Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a preliminary score of the projected reduced spending for H.R. 4247 and its Senate companion, S. 2441, the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act. This bill is estimated to save American taxpayers $2.45 billion over the next 10 years alone. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statements:
Washington, D.C.—Air traffic controller (ATC) staffing at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been a concern for many years, but it has now reached a crisis level. The National Airspace System (NAS) has reached a 27-year low for staffing of Certified Professional Controllers (CPC). To address these problems, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the bipartisan H.R. 5292, the Air Traffic Controller Hiring Improvement Act of 2016.
Washington, D.C.—This month, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) met with Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, to discuss the importance of continued Everglades funding through the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The recently released WRDA draft bill, which is expected to be marked up at the Committee on May 25th, authorizes the Federal-share of over $976 million to be used for Everglades restoration projects.
Women of Haitian American descent have become increasingly involved in American politics. As a salute to them, Caribbean Today features ladies who have made their mark in the United States. U.S. Congresswoman Mia Love - Born Ludmya Bourdeau, “Mia” Love in Brooklyn, New York, she became the first black Republican and first Haitian American elected to the U.S. Congress.
United States Senate Democratic Candidate, Pam Keith, has been listed by Legacy Miami Magazine as one of “South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Professionals in Business and Industry” for 2016. She is featured in the May 9th Miami Herald issue in the Miami Legacy Power Issue Section.
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