Rubio is the senior senator from Florida and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Rubio is next up for reelection in 2022.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Rubio.
Rubio is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Rubio has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
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Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
- Member, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Rubio was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1580 (115th): Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act
- S. 1595: Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2018
- S. 1995: Spurring Business in Communities Act of 2018
- S. 1118: North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017
- S. 1094: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
- S. 1051: Taiwan Travel Act
- S. 821: Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2017
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).
Rubio sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Rubio’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1633: A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to ...
- S. 1646: A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans ...
- S. 1634: A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the People’s Republic of China ...
- S.Res. 223: A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 17, 2019, as “DIPG ...
- S. 1347: A bill to require the United States Postal Service to designate a single, ...
- S.Res. 191: A resolution supporting the designation of the week of May 5 through May ...
- S. 1291: Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act of 2019
From Jan 2011 to May 2019, Rubio missed 274 of 2,373 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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