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 Oct 17, 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 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- S. 1094: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
Does 20 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. 2621: A bill to provide for the restoration of legal rights for claimants under ...
- S. 2617: A bill to allow the procurement of supplies and services for commercial activities ...
- S. 2575: Disaster Assistance Simplification Act
- S. 2539: Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019
- S.Res. 329: A resolution designating September 2019 as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month”.
- S. 2503: United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2019
- S. 2507: Canadian Snowbirds Act
From Jan 2011 to Oct 2019, Rubio missed 286 of 2,570 roll call votes, which is 11.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% 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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