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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Rubio for more statistics.
Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
- Member, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Rubio sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (43%) Health (14%) Taxation (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Rubio’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3357: Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016
- S. 3352: Terrorism Survivors Student Loan Deferment Act
- S. 3351: Keep Terrorists Off the Battlefield Act
- S. 3332: Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2016
- S. 3331: Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2016
- S. 3301: Small Business Relief from Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act of 2016
- S. 3290: Servicemembers’ Zika Protection Act of 2016
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From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Rubio missed 234 of 1,629 roll call votes, which is 14.4%. 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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