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 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to May 25, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:
Rubio was the primary sponsor of 30 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 108: A bill to authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes.
- S. 1790: Secure Equipment Act of 2021
- S. 65: Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
- S. 979 (116th): FACE Act
- S. 1646 (116th): A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Augustine, Florida, as the “Leo C. Chase Jr. Department of Veterans …
- S. 2163 (116th): Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act
- S. 3744 (116th): Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020
Does 30 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:
Recently Introduced Bills
Rubio recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.Res. 659: A resolution honoring the memory of Aden Spencer Perry.
- S. 4304: A bill to prohibit unfair treatment of cadets and midshipmen who refuse to …
- S. 4277: A bill to require public institutions of higher education to disseminate information on …
- S.Res. 642: A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 17, 2022, as “DIPG …
- S. 4226: Urgently Feeding America’s Babies Act of 2022
- S. 4220: Securing the Visa Waiver Program Act
- S.Res. 632: A resolution calling for the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to May 2022, Rubio missed 345 of 3,703 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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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