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Rep. Carlos Curbelo

Former Representative for Florida’s 26th District

pronounced KAHR-lohss // KER-beh-loh

Curbelo was the representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Curbelo.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Curbelo is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Curbelo sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Curbelo was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 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

Curbelo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (20%) Immigration (17%) Health (17%) Commerce (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Environmental Protection (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Curbelo recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Curbelo voted Nay

Passed 222/193 on Jul 11, 2018.

H.R. 200 would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which addresses U.S. fisheries management and would authorize the annual appropriation of $397 million …

Curbelo voted No

Failed 193/231 on Jun 21, 2018.

This bill would make sweeping changes to laws governing legal and illegal immigration. For legal immigration, it would end the diversity program and chain migration …

Curbelo voted Nay

Passed 231/188 on Dec 21, 2017.

This bill was the vehicle for passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown. The final legislation included * the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, …

Curbelo voted Nay

Passed 237/189 on Nov 14, 2017.

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 …

Curbelo voted Not Voting

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Curbelo voted No

Passed 229/193 on Mar 30, 2017.

H.R. 1431 amends federal law relating to the Scientific Advisory Board to establish qualifications for members, reinforce independence of the Board, and facilitate public participation …

Curbelo voted No

Passed 230/188 on Mar 10, 2017.

H.R. 720 amends Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability by restoring mandatory sanctions for filing frivolous lawsuits, in …

Curbelo voted No

Passed 236/193 on Sep 29, 2015.

This bill would give states the ability to end their funding to Planned Parenthood. H.R. 3495 would do this by allowing states to exclude health …

Curbelo voted Aye

Curbelo voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. …

Curbelo voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2018, Curbelo missed 122 of 2,535 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. 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

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