Season 2, Episode 24: The Journey of a Congressional Republican Climate Advocate

After running a public and media relations firm for 12 years, Carlos Curbelo got involved in his community in 2010 to the Miami-Dade County School Board. In 2014, he was elected to Congress and served until January of 2019. Congressman Curbelo represented Florida’s 26th Congressional District. In Congress, Curbelo was often ranked as one of the most bipartisan members.Being a child of political refugees from Cuba and being born in Miami, Florida, Congressman Curbelo had high goals for climate change policy, immigration reform, tax policy, and gun safety. Congressman Curbelo did his best to generate a cooperative relationship regardless of political affiliation. He co-founded and co-chaired the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. Due to this effort, Congressman Curbelo was honored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation with the New Frontier Award for his work on environmental policy through bipartisan cooperation. In 2018, he was associated with the Market Choice Act, ambitious legislation that invested nearly 1 trillion dollars into American infrastructure while reducing greenhouse gas emissions through carbon pricing. Currently, Carlos Curbelo co-leads Vocero and serves as an on-air analyst for organizations such as NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo.In this episode, Congressman Carlos Curbelo talks about his proposals to mitigate climate change, and how its effects impact hot-button topics such as immigration and economy, as well as a helpful perspective on mindsets for the upcoming and future elections.

Links:

Energy Foundation – Board of Directors – Carlos Curbelo:
Vocero:
Congress.gov information on Congressman Curbelo’s stance on bills:
More information on Climate Solutions Caucus:

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