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 2028 and serves until Jan 3, 2029. He is 51 years old.
Read our 2022 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, 2019 to Mar 30, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Marco Rubio sits on the following committees:
Rubio was the primary sponsor of 37 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1687 (117th): Small Business Cyber Training Act of 2022
- S. 2159 (117th): A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 400 College Drive, Middleburg, Florida, as the “Andrew K. Baker Department …
- S. 3895 (117th): United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2022
- S. 3240 (117th): Free Veterans from Fees Act
- S. 2938 (117th): Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
- S. 66 (117th): South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2021
- S. 46 (117th): Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021
Does 37 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:
International Affairs (31%) Health (14%) Commerce (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Taxation (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Rubio recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 1158: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access …
- S.Res. 145: A resolution calling for the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, …
- S. 1074: A bill to require a strategy for countering the People’s Republic of China.
- S. 1057: A bill to require responsiveness testing of Defense Logistics Agency pharmaceutical contracts.
- S. 941: A bill to remove immunity protections from social media platforms which host accounts …
- S. 918: A bill to direct the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to prohibit …
- S. 922: A bill to amend PROMESA to include certain ethics provisions to provide for …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to Mar 2023, Rubio missed 355 of 3,989 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|2021 Jan-Jan 116th Congress||2||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills