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).



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 (23%) Health (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Taxation (12%) 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

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Portman missed 27 of 1,629 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: