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Rep. Carlos Gimenez

Representative for Florida’s 26th District

pronounced KAHR-lohss // hih-MEN-ez

Gimenez is the representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Gimenez’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Gimenez is among the Republican legislators who participated in President Trump’s months-long, multifarious attempted coup during the 2020 presidential election and culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Gimenez voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Carlos Gimenez [R-FL26]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gimenez 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gimenez has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Carlos Gimenez sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gimenez 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

Gimenez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (42%) International Affairs (32%) Immigration (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Gimenez recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Gimenez voted Nay

Gimenez voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Gimenez voted Yea

Gimenez voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Gimenez voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Gimenez voted Yea

Gimenez voted Yea

Passed 247/174 on Mar 18, 2021.

Gimenez voted Yea

Passed 228/197 on Mar 18, 2021.

Gimenez voted Yea

Passed 227/203 on Mar 11, 2021.

Gimenez voted Yea

Passed 247/173 on Feb 5, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Dec 2022, Gimenez missed 2 of 932 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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