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 Aug 7, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Rick Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3811: Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022
- S. 2476 (116th): Hurricane Dorian Charitable Giving Act
Does 2 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 (27%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Health (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Taxation (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Immigration (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Scott recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 4782: A bill to combat the fentanyl crisis.
- S. 4772: A bill to require institutions of higher education participating in Federal financial aid …
- S. 4757: A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require national …
- S.Res. 728: A resolution commending the bravery, courage, and resolve of the human rights and …
- S. 4483: Debt Cancellation Accountability Act of 2022
- S. 4460: END FENTANYL Act
- S.Res. 688: A resolution expressing opposition to Congressional spending on earmarks.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Aug 2022, Scott missed 43 of 1,572 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% 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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