Curbelo Named 11th Most Bipartisan Member of Congress

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Washington, D.C., May 15, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) was named the 11th most bipartisan Member of Congress, according to The Lugar Center and Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy Bipartisan Index, a non-partisan ranking of how often each Member of Congress works across party lines.

For the entirety of the 114th Congress, Curbelo ranked 11 out of 427 Members of Congress. Scores are based on bipartisan sponsorships and bipartisan co-sponsorships.

“Since I first came to Washington, bipartisanship has always been an essential part of my legislative strategy,” said Curbelo. “From introducing bills to grant legal permanent residency to Venezuelan refugees and reforming assistance programs for Cubans‎ arriving in the U.S., to protecting our coastal communities from foreign oil spills and launching the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, I’ve worked hard with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to build support behind issues that are important to our community.

“By forming bipartisan coalitions with Members from the South Florida delegation, I was able to lead efforts to rehabilitate our waste water infrastructure, provide funding certainty to long-term transportation projects, and modernize the nation’s Air Traffic Control system,” Curbelo added. “Now more than ever we need Members of Congress who are willing to reach across the aisle and work together to find common ground to address the challenges facing our constituents. I’m honored to have these efforts recognized, and I look forward to continue working with Republicans and Democrats to provide a better future for our communities and the country.”

Bills Curbelo Has Introduced with a Democratic Co-Sponsor:

  • 115th Congress
    • H.R. 468 - Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017
    • H.R. 943 - Finding Innovative Lionfish Elimination Technologies Act
    • H.R. 1246 - Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act
    • H.R. 1401 - Flood Insurance Fairness Act of 2017
    • H.R. 1810 - Small Business Tax Equity Act
    • H.R. 2011 - Carbon Capture Improvement Act
    • H.R. 2161 - Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act
  • 114th Congress
    • H.R. 1684 - Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2016
    • H.R. 2918 - Flood Insurance Fairness Act of 2015
    • H.R. 3640 - Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act
    • H.R. 3665 - To authorize appropriations for the university transportation centers program for FY2016 through FY2021, and for other purposes
    • H.R. 3744 - Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act
    • H.R. 3756 - WIFIA Improvement Act
    • H.R. 4226 - To amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to provide relief for agricultural producers adversely impacted by the Oriental fruit fly
    • H.R 4247 - Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act of 2015
    • H.R. 4284 - Service Provider Opportunity Clarification Act of 2015
    • H.R. 4787 - FILET Act of 2016
    • H.R. 5177 - National Mitigation Investment Act
    • H.R. 5292 - Air Traffic Controller Hiring Improvement Act of 2016
    • H.R. 5576 - To authorize the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms and explosives and Federal firearms and explosives licenses and permits to known or suspected terrorists
    • H.R. 5736 - Taxpayer Identity Protection and Alert Act
    • H.R. 5963 - Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act
    • H.R. 6023 - Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act
    • H.R. 6459 - Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act
    • H.RES.318 - Condemning resolutions or policies calling for or instituting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions or scholars by institutions of higher learning and scholarly associations
    • H.RES.445 - Expressing support for designations of the inaugural "Cruise Travel Professional Month" in October
    • H.RES.902 - Recognizing and honoring the life of Jose Fernandez

Curbelo has co-sponsored 74 bills in the 115th Congress and 327 bill in the 114th Congress that had a Democratic sponsor or co-sponsor.

Learn more about the The Lugar Center and Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy Bipartisan Index and its methodology here.

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