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 Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:
Rubio was the primary sponsor of 27 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- S. 3603 (116th): SLITHER Act
- S. 153 (116th): Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act
- S. 1838 (116th): Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
Does 27 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. 2119: A bill to provide for nonpreemption of measures by State and local governments ...
- S. 2096: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize admission of ...
- S. 2120: A bill to establish the United States-Israel Artificial Intelligence Center to improve artificial ...
- S.Res. 276: A resolution congratulating the University of Florida Gators for winning the 2021 National ...
- S. 2080: A bill to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to ...
- S. 2003: A bill to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal years ...
- S. 2020: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide student ...
From Jan 2011 to Jun 2021, Rubio missed 315 of 3,204 roll call votes, which is 9.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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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