Friday, 22 July 2016 21:18
Convention Will Showcase A Diverse, United, Energized Democratic Party Rallying Around Hillary Clinton in the Fight for an America That Is “Stronger Together.” PHILADELPHIA - Ahead of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25th to July 28th, Hillary for America and the Democratic National Convention Committee announced today headlining speakers for each night of the program. While Republican leadership continues to run away from Donald Trump, and refuse to participate in the upcoming Republican convention, the Democratic convention will showcase enormously popular national leaders, rising stars from across the country and a diverse range of everyday Americans who will inspire the nation.
Thursday, 21 July 2016 19:28
Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Rep. Carlos Curbelo's (FL-26) Air Traffic Controller Act, included in an FAA extension through September 30, 2017, was signed into law. Rep. Curbelo offered the following statement in support: “This FAA extension package works to ensure that our aviation system remains well-equipped, secure, and safe for passengers and pilots alike. It provides vital enhancements to the U.S. aviation system by strengthening security, expanding TSA PreCheck, and requiring the FAA to give Congress quarterly reports on the number of civil or criminal disturbances that occur at airports.
Monday, 18 July 2016 15:05
Tampa, FL - Today, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Clinton and Sanders discussed their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:39
(MIAMI, FL) – The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Miami-Dade County Commissioner Heyman with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2016 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County. ”I love the challenges of working to make Miami-Dade County and all counties in Florida safer," said Commissioner Sally Heyman. "Public Safety remains a priority for me."
Friday, 08 July 2016 20:13
MIAMI – “It is with a heart full of sadness that I share in the collective shock of this community as we begin the process of accepting the passing of the Honourable Daisy Black, former Mayor of the Village of El Portal. My continuous prayers are with her beloved family and friends. Daisy, a true public servant and dedicated elected official, will be missed by so many. Her family and friends need our support and understanding and their privacy to reflect on their memories of one of South Florida’s finest civil rights leaders,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson.
Friday, 08 July 2016 20:09
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) recently visited Panamá and released the following statement: "The inauguration of the expanded Panamá Canal is the beginning of a new era for world trade. Goods will now be transported more efficiently around the globe meaning more opportunities for both producers and consumers, exporters and importers.
Thursday, 07 July 2016 14:28
MIAMI, Fla. - Jason Pizzo, Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 38, released the following statement in response to House and Senate Democrats call to hold a special session on gun-related issues:
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:51
Mayor Black began her career in public service at the City of Miami in 1971, working as a Communications Operator and supervisor for the city's police and fire departments. Through her work at the Juvenile Justice Intake Center, Black witnessed the needs of children who lacked supervision in their lives. In 1981, Black transferred to the Miami Police Department's Community Relations/Crime Prevention Section. Her position as a Community Involvement Specialist/Organizer, put her at the center of many of the communities' tensions, and allowed her to forge enduring relationships with leaders in all of Miami-Dade's communities.
Monday, 04 July 2016 20:52
Miami, FL. June 24, 2016 – Democratic candidate Pam Keith submitted her candidate paperwork this morning at the state Bureau of Elections’ office in Tallahassee and gave her candidate oath. Keith paid the hefty qualifying fee of $10,440 to add her name to the ballot for the August 30th primary election. The qualifying period ends on today at Noon.
Monday, 04 July 2016 20:36
Washington, D.C.—Today, a bipartisan group of Members in the House, representing vastly different regions of our country, came together to introduce legislation that will deny the sale of firearms to those on No-Fly lists. H.R. 5576, the House-companion to the bipartisan Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act led by Sen. Collins (R-ME), was introduced by Reps. Curbelo (R-FL), Moulton (D-MA), King (R-NY), Thompson (D-CA), Dold (R-IL), Kelly (D-IL), Rigell (R-VA), Gabbard (D-HI), and Carney (D-DE). Specifically, this legislation would give the United States Attorney General the ability to:
Monday, 04 July 2016 20:11
Broward County, FL - At the June 14, 2016 Broward County Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to "ban the box," a phrase that refers to the check box on Broward County government employment applications that asks about a person's past criminal wrong doing. The new law means that a person wouldn't be asked about a prior criminal record or authorization for a background check until they're among a pool of potential finalists for a particular job.
Thursday, 30 June 2016 14:51
Colombia Peace Process. Today’s announcement regarding the “end of conflict” in Colombia is welcome news to the people of that country and to all who desire peace. I congratulate President Santos and his negotiating partners for this milestone in their ongoing effort to conclude a conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that has plagued their nation for 52 years, the longest running war in our hemisphere.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 20:42
Broward County, FL - With an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, commissioners unanimously voted to increase the additional homestead exemption from $25,000 to $50,000 at today's commission meeting. The ordinance applies for persons 65 and older who meet income restrictions. For example, if a home is valued at $100,000 and a homeowner qualifies for the $25,000 exemption, they pay taxes on the home as if it was $75,000. With the additional $25,000, a homeowner would pay taxes on the home as if it were valued at $50,000.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 16:36
If you work hard and play by the rules, you should have a chance at success. For too many in the City of Miami Gardens, that American Dream seems increasingly out of reach. That's why I'm announcing today that I'll be seeking to represent the people of the City of Miami Gardens in the upcoming election for City Councilman.