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ICYMI: Rubio Ranked Florida’s Most Effective Lawmaker

Nov 20, 2023 | Press Releases

Marco Rubio ranked Florida’s most effective Congressional lawmaker 

C.A. Bridges

November 15, 2023

USA Today

Every year, the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) from the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University takes a look at the legislators in the U.S. Congress and ranks them according to effectiveness and success in moving and passing bills.

And once again, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) was among the top ten most effective Republican lawmakers in the Senate for the 117th Congress (2021-2023). He was No. 2 behind John Cornyn (R-TX) this year, and the third-most effective lawmaker in the Senate overall….

The CEL ranks lawmakers on a combination of 15 metrics on the bills they sponsor, how far they move through the legislative process, and how substantial their policy proposals are…. Each member is given an overall Legislative Effectiveness Score, or LES, compared to a base LES of 1.0, and a party ranking in comparison to all other members of their political party….

CEL praised Rubio’s success in advancing his legislative agenda, noting his attention to international affairs. Rubio’s Legislative Effectiveness Score was 2.624….

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