Thursday, 16 June 2016 16:57

Curbelo Votes To Assist Puerto Rico

Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), released the following statement in support of its passage:
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava implementing new standards for Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs). The item offers 13 guidelines which are intended to strengthen CRAs and empower them to truly focus on eliminating slum and blight in our communities.
A new survey released today by Asian Americans Advancing Justice indicates Asian Americans are taking notice of the Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric dominating the presidential race. The poll of 1,212 registered voters was conducted in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese between April 11 and May 17 of this year by landline and cellphone.
Washington, D.C.—Today, June 1st, marks the start of Hurricane Season, and I encourage all South Florida residents to fully prepare. Please watch my video release and visit NOAA's website and http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes for more tips on how to stay safe this Hurricane Season. 
Grand Opening of Official Campaign HQ Pushes the Joe Garcia Campaign into the Next Gear.  Palmetto Bay, FL - Today, former Congressman Joe Garcia was joined by more than 100 supporters from across South Dade for the grand opening of his campaign headquarters in Palmetto Bay. The office, located in the heart of Florida's 26th Congressional District, will serve as the hub for an aggressive grassroots operation that will build neighbourhood teams and coalitions across Florida’s 26th Congressional district.
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.
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 13:54

Curbelo Secures Everglades Funding In WRDA

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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