Read our 2019 Report Card for Portman.
Portman 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 Portman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 6, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Portman was the primary sponsor of 39 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2472 (116th): Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility Act
- S. 4200: Information Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act
- S. 4128: Peace Corps Commemorative Work Extension Act
- S. 3890: National AI Research Resource Task Force Act of 2020
- S. 500: Restore Our Parks Act
- S. 1539: Protecting Faith-Based and Nonprofit Organizations From Terrorism Act of 2019
- S. 548: EMPOWER Care Act
Does 39 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).
Portman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Portman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 5039 (116th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify ...
- S. 5000 (116th): CARA 2.0 Act of 2020
- S. 4988 (116th): Open Courts Act of 2020
- S. 4958 (116th): COVID–19 Vaccine Awareness Support Act of 2020
- S. 4863: HEALTH for MOM Act of 2020
- S. 4860: REEF Act
- S. 4857: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located ...
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2021, Portman missed 40 of 2,965 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with 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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