Kentucky. Sen Rand Paul has skipped most Homeland Security hearings since 2014, a review of videos and documents related to the hearings show. BuzzFeed News was only able to verify Paul's attendance at five out of 73 hearings since last January, less than ten percent overall.
While Sen. Marco Rubio was on a big fundraising swing through California, he missed a top secret intelligence briefing on ISIS from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and two closed Intelligence Committee briefings from that period, according to records. [...] The Intelligence Committee also shows two closed briefings from the week in which Rubio was on his fundraising haul.
Ted Cruz thunders about what he calls a "fundamentally unserious" U.S. defense policy, but when he had a chance to weigh in during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, he rarely showed up. Cruz, who announced last week he's running for president, has the committee's worst attendance record -- by far. The Texas Republican attended just three of the panel's 16 public hearings so far this year, according to a POLITICO review of transcripts from full committee hearings.