Sen. Marco Rubio

Senator from Florida, Republican

Rubio, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Florida since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Rubio has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Rubio is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Rubio for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rubio sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (44%) Health (13%) Taxation (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Social Welfare (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Rubio’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rubio’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed.
Not Voting S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Dec 9, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Rubio missed 234 of 1,638 roll call votes, which is 14.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: