Read our 2016 Report Card for Portman.
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)
Robert “Rob” Portman sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Joint Economic Committee
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Member, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
- Member, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
Portman was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2971 (114th): National Urban Search and Rescue Response System Act of 2016
- S. 2965 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross Street in Findlay, Ohio, as the “Michael Garver Oxley ...
- S. 1596 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the “Specialist Joseph W. Riley ...
- S. 2425 (114th): Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act
- S. 1325 (114th): A bill to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Newark, Ohio, as the Daniel L. Kinnard Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based ...
- S. 535 (114th): Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015
- S. 998 (114th): American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2015
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 about one third or more 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:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Health (16%) Taxation (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Energy (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) International Affairs (7%)
Some of Portman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1693: A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section ...
- S. 1448: Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2017
- S. 1195: Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017
- S. 1173: Child Custody Protection Act of 2017
- S. 1089: A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to review and update a ...
- S. 1074: Electronic Signature Standards Act of 2017
- S. 1023: Tropical Forest Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2017
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H.J.Res. 57: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and ...
Mar 9, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 50/49.
H.J.Res. 57 would disapprove and nullify the rule issued by the Department of Education on November 28, 2016, to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The bill's sponsors feel that while the Department had authority ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.J.Res. 59 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Dec 18, 2013. Motion Agreed to 64/36.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J.Res. 59; Pub.L. 113–67) is a federal statute concerning spending and the budget in the United States, that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 26, 2013. On December 10, 2013, pursuant to the provisions of ...
On the Nomination PN266: Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August ...
Jul 30, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 59/38.
H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
From Jan 2011 to Aug 2017, Portman missed 29 of 1,832 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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