Statement by Youngest Cuban-American Member of Congress

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Statement by 34-year old, U.S. Congressman-elect Carlos Curbelo (R-FL):

We are happy for Alan Gross and his family. The Cuban dictatorship cruelly held him hostage for over five years in an effort to extort the Obama Administration. It worked. The fact that his release was part of a swap for imprisoned Cuban spies who represented a serious threat to US national security and who were accomplices in the murders of American citizens is condemnable and  unacceptable. Furthermore, the Obama Administration's unilateral changes to US-Cuba policy represent an affront to the US Congress. I will work tirelessly to hold the Administration accountable for this reckless conduct that damages US national security and benefits Cuba's dictators.