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Sen. Carl Curtis

Former Senator from Nebraska, Republican

Curtis, a Republican, was a senator from Nebraska from 1955 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Nebraska's 1st congressional district (1943-1954); and the representative for Nebraska's 4th congressional district (1939-1942).

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Curtis sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Curtis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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%)

Recent Bills

Some of Curtis’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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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.

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Primary Sources

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