Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman

Senator from Ohio, Republican

Portman, a Republican, is the junior senator from Ohio and has served since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2022).

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

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Portman.

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Robert “Rob” Portman sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Portman was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Portman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Health (16%) Taxation (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Energy (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 72/26.
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed 65/34.
This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647), a major bipartisan transportation bill, and the Export-Import Bank Reform and ...
Nay H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea H.R. 3979 (113th): Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Apr 7, 2014. Bill Passed 59/38.
This bill became, most recently, the vehicle for the passage of the defense authorization (spending) bill for fiscal year 2015. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Lou Barletta as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It was passed by the House in ...
Yea 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 ...
Yea 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.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Feb 2017, Portman missed 27 of 1,717 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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Primary Sources

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