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Sen. Carl Curtis

Former Senator for Nebraska

Curtis was a senator from Nebraska and was a Republican. He served from 1955 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Nebraska’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1943 to 1954; and the representative for Nebraska’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1939 to 1942.

Photo of Sen. Carl Curtis [R-NE, 1955-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Curtis is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Curtis sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Curtis was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Curtis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (27%) Taxation (17%) Private Legislation (16%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) International Affairs (6%) Water Resources Development (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Curtis recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Oct 1978, Curtis missed 1,042 of 8,227 roll call votes, which is 12.7%. This is on par with the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: