Sen. Marco Rubio

Senator from Florida, Republican

Rubio, a Republican, is the junior senator from Florida and has served since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2022).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Rubio.

Sponsorship 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)

Committee Membership

Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Rubio was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rubio sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (44%) Taxation (13%) Health (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

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 72/26.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed 85/13.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed 65/34.
This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647), a major bipartisan transportation bill, and the Export-Import Bank Reform and ...
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed 81/17.
The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and reduce the federal test-based accountability system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bill was referred to the ...
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay On the Nomination PN554: Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of ...
Aug 1, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 87/10.
Nay S.Res. 16 (113th): A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate.
Jan 24, 2013. Resolution Agreed to 86/9.
Nay H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 17, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 87/13.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jun 2017, Rubio missed 235 of 1,798 roll call votes, which is 13.1%. 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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Primary Sources

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