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Carlos Curbelo's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Carlos Curbelo has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

  • Voted in favor of H.R.7 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" (
  • "As a father and Pro-Life advocate, I strongly believe that life is a gift that must be cherished and protected. By prohibiting the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services, except in cases of rape, incest, or preserving the life of the mother, Congress has reaffirmed its commitment to advancing Pro-Life legislation and defending life." (
  • "The FY16 House Budget puts us on a path to pay down our national debt with the freedom to build a healthier economy, without having to raise taxes." (
  • "We need fewer and lower marginal tax rates for all Americans and a reduced corporate tax rate which lead to more job creation and a dynamic recovery." (
  • "A strong military that can protect the interests of our nation at home and abroad relies heavily on our unparalleled strength and innovation. The United States military has always been and should remain a force of good in an increasingly dangerous world. Our men and women in uniform must continue to have the best tools at their disposal as they fight and train to defend our freedoms. In Congress, I’ve worked to raise troop pay and streamline our military programs and equipment, while also ensuring veterans have access to quality healthcare and services after they’ve returned from the battlefield." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Unfortunately, our economy is the victim of self-inflicted wounds, like the 30-hour workweek under Obamacare, increased regulation, and an unsustainable fiscal policy that relies on deficit spending to fund the government." (
  • "We also need to reduce the corporate tax rate so we can remain the greatest country in the world to do business. " (
  • "The Student Success Act will provide state governments and school districts with the resources and flexibility necessary to improve education and will also continue ensuring that our most vulnerable students are counted and supported. This legislation will transfer power from bureaucrats in Washington back to our local communities while recognizing that a quality education is the great civil rights issue of our time." (
  • "The FY2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill is a step in the right direction to ensuring that environmental clean-up and energy programs expand and thrive throughout the country. The bill totals $35.4 billion, $1.2 billion above the FY2015 enacted level. In addition to growing our nation's 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy, this bill provides funding for flood prevention, nuclear security, and science research." (
  • "FIU and FPL are working toward providing cleaner energy solutions to south Florida, something I wholeheartedly support. The project involves the installation of more than 5,700 solar panels on 23 canopy-like structures that will be constructed over the next few months in FIU's engineering center parking lot." (
  • "In order to make significant progress on reducing carbon emissions, it's imperative that the world's leading economies reach a consensus on how to proceed. It is particularly important for countries like China and India to cooperate and to honor their commitments. The United States cannot lead alone. Climate change is an issue of concern for current and future generations with potentially serious consequences for many parts of the world like South Florida if left unaddressed. I am pleased that so many nations were committed to the success of this critical dialogue, and I look forward to reviewing the proposal that has been negotiated." (
  • "Power plants are the largest man-made source of carbon emissions, accounting for 31% of U.S. total output. The Clean Power Plan seeks to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. This is a positive first-step as we transition to alternative forms of cleaner energy. For these reasons, I opposed the Congressional Review Act resolution considered in the House of Representatives today." (
  • "This bill is a common-sense proposal that could mitigate some of the violent tragedies being seen in communities like Parkland, without infringing upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens," said Congressman Curbelo. "Americans are calling for and deserve meaningful action to ensure public safety. I'm proud to join this bipartisan effort to answer that call." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (
  • "The President's Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has increased the cost of healthcare for millions of Americans and is threatening our economic recovery. A law that gives the IRS an outsized role in our healthcare system, considers 30 hours a full work week, and cuts funding for Medicare is at best, deeply flawed." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "It's time for Congress to get serious about securing our borders, modernizing our visa system, promoting legal immigration, and finding an adequate solution for undocumented families." (
  • "Our immigration system also requires an expanded guest worker program to help fill the jobs Americans do not want (especially in agriculture), and an earned path to legalization for the undocumented who have abided by our laws and contributed to our economy. This last cohort must be held accountable for their illegal entry into the country. A fair solution is also warranted for those who were brought to the country by their parents as minors. American meritocracy tells us that these children should not be judged by the actions of their parents." (
  • "Despite overwhelming support from the public and medical community, however, legitimate businesses such as Surterra face financial and legal uncertainty because of a witch hunt opened up by Attorney General Sessions last year. To make matters worse, he is now hamstringing scientific research to analyze the medical applications of cannabis. I, along with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle, have taken a multipronged approach to improving our country's irresponsible and ill-advised laws on cannabis. Congressman Blumenauer and I are addressing the industry's significantly disproportionate tax burden through the Small Business Tax Equity Act, legislation which provides tax parity to marijuana businesses operating in compliance with State law." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The Obama Administration has failed in this regard, and the President, more focused on legacy than policy, appears uninterested and disengaged. We need Members of Congress who will embrace the concept of smart power, and who understand that peace is only achieved through strength." (

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