Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman

Senator from Ohio, Republican

Portman, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Ohio since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Ohio's 2nd congressional district (1993-2005).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Portman has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Portman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Portman for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Robert “Rob” Portman sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Portman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Health (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Taxation (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Portman’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Portman’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Portman missed 27 of 1,633 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: