Thursday, 16 June 2016 16:57
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:
Thursday, 09 June 2016 17:05
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.
Monday, 06 June 2016 16:38
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.
Friday, 03 June 2016 16:47
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.
Friday, 03 June 2016 15:59
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.
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:47
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:
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:19
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
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.
Friday, 20 May 2016 21:12
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.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 17:42
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.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:52
State Representative Raises Awareness of Gun Violence in Miami-Dade. State Representative Kionne McGhee will accompany the mother of Noricia Talabert to the South Dade High School senior prom this evening in her daughter’s honor. Talabert was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Miami-Dade County last fall and was set to graduate this Spring.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:02
Senator Anitere Flores (R-FL) was recently endorsed by the Florida Professional Firefighters Association in her campaign for State Senate. The Florida Professional Firefighters is a State Association chartered by the International Association of Firefighters, which is comprised of 150 local affiliates and councils totaling over 24,000 firefighters and emergency service personnel.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:43
Today, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved by a 7-3 vote an anti-discrimination resolution <http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=160879&file=true&yearFolder=Y2016> presented by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. The item calls for county leadership to actively recruit organizations and businesses that have boycotted North Carolina and Mississippi due to their recently passed discriminatory laws against LGBT people. The resolution also directs the mayor to study the feasibility of a ban on official county travel to both states. County staff will also work with the Commissioner to determine what limitations to purchasing goods and services from those states can also be implemented. The administration has 90 days to complete the report.
Monday, 09 May 2016 16:18
Florida homeowners now have better and more options to protect their property and avoid the financial consequences of lender-forced property insurance coverage. Rep. Hazelle Rogers, serving on behalf of the Broward County Legislative Delegation and with a host of advocates and stakeholders, worked with the state-created Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to change rules and ease the way to a solution for at-risk consumers.