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 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 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 Jan 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chair
- 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 Special Committee on Aging
Rubio was the primary sponsor of 26 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 979 (116th): FACE Act
- S. 1646: 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 Affairs ...
- S. 2163: Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act
- S. 3744: Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020
- S. 153: Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act
- S. 1838: Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
- S. 811: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Border Security and Disaster Relief, 2019
Does 26 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.J.Res. 4: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- S. 28: A bill to include the State of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico ...
- S.Res. 793: A resolution remembering the December 6, 2019, terrorist attack at Naval Air Station ...
- S. 4872: American Financial Markets Integrity and Security Act
- S. 4869: APP Act
- S. 4813: Taiwan Relations Reinforcement Act of 2020
- S. 4817 (116th): Small Business Access to Recovery Capital Act
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2021, Rubio missed 305 of 2,968 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. 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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