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Rep. Carlos Curbelo

Representative for Florida’s 26th District

pronounced KAHR-lohs // KER-be-loh

Curbelo, a Republican, is the representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Curbelo is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Curbelo.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Curbelo is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Curbelo has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 94% Human Rights Campaign: 88% Americans for Prosperity: 75% FreedomWorks: 47% The Club for Growth: 42% League of Conservation Voters: 38% American Civil Liberties Union: 29% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 16% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

Carlos Curbelo sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Curbelo sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (20%) Taxation (17%) Health (13%) Commerce (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Environmental Protection (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Curbelo’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1370: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 231/188.
This bill was the vehicle for passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown. The final legislation included * the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018, which funds the government through January 19, 2018 * funding for a missile defense system * funding the Children’s ...
No H.R. 3905: Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act
Nov 30, 2017. Passed 216/204.
H.R. 3905 would require Congressional approval for mineral withdrawal and monument designation in National Forest System lands in the Minnesota. The bill would also allow for the renewal of mineral leases in the area and would ensure that future leases remain valid and renewed, consistent ...
Nay H.R. 2874: 21st Century Flood Reform Act
Nov 14, 2017. Passed 237/189.
H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, introduces private market competition, and provides programmatic reform to help policyholders. An amendment in the nature of a substitute combines the amended text of H.R. 2874 with six additional Financial Services Committee reported ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jan 2018, Curbelo missed 95 of 2,069 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 4 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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