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.
Read our 2020 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, 2017 to Jul 31, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Rick Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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:
Government Operations and Politics (26%) International Affairs (21%) Health (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Taxation (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Immigration (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 327: A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to require inflationary impact ...
- S.Res. 300: A resolution honoring the memories of the victims of the building collapse in ...
- S. 2269: Protect American Power Infrastructure Act
- S.Res. 286: A resolution urging the Biden Administration to work with Congress to ensure that ...
- S. 2239: Unnecessary Agency Regulations Reduction Act of 2021
- S.Res. 280: A resolution supporting a stable Colombia and opposing any threat to democracy in ...
- S. 2084: SMART Act
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2021, Scott missed 30 of 1,009 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is 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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