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 2019 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 Jan 16, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
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Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittees
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Rubio was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1838: Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
- S. 811: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Border Security and Disaster Relief, 2019
- S. 1580 (115th): Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act
- S. 11: Strengthening the National Disaster Medical System Act of 2019
- 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
Does 21 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).
Rubio sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Rubio’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3211: Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act
- S. 3176: United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020
- S.Res. 443: A resolution recognizing and celebrating on November 30, 2019, the vital role of ...
- S.Res. 434: A resolution honoring the life of Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti.
- S.Res. 413: A resolution designating the week of November 4 through November 8, 2019, as ...
- S. 2791: Taxpayers and Savers Protection Act
- S. 2761: Ensuring Linguistic Excellence and Vocational Aptitude by Teaching English Act
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2020, Rubio missed 287 of 2,689 roll call votes, which is 10.7%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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