Scott is the junior senator from Florida and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 8, 2019. Scott is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 70 years old.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Scott was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Scott voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Scott.
Scott 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 Scott has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 30, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Rick Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S. 5355 (117th): A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.
- S. 3811 (117th): Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022
- S. 2476 (116th): Hurricane Dorian Charitable Giving Act
Does 3 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).
Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (26%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Health (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Taxation (8%) Education (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Immigration (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Scott recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.Res. 146: A resolution honoring the memory of Jereima “Jeri” Bustamante on the fifth anniversary …
- S. 1121: A bill to establish Department of Homeland Security funding restrictions on institutions of …
- S. 1129: A bill to revoke the visas of, and impose visa restrictions on, certain …
- S. 1050: A bill to secure the bulk-power system in the United States.
- S.Res. 135: A resolution designating March 18, 2023, as “National Osceola Turkey Day”.
- S. 983: A bill to permit the Attorney General to award grants for accurate date …
- S. 968: A bill to prohibit the procurement of solar panels manufactured or assembled in …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Mar 2023, Scott missed 45 of 1,745 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with 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|
|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
- Office of Rick Scott for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills