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2013 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Bills Cosponsored

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Dec 1, 2014.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2013.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 379 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#2 343 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#3 322 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#4 317 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#5 307 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#6 295 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#7 238 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#8 235 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#8 235 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#10 229 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#11 227 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#12 222 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#13 220 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#14 212 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#15 205 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#15 205 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#17 204 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#18 195 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#19 194 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#20 190 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#21 188 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#22 187 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#23 186 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#23 186 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#25 183 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#25 183 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#27 182 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#28 181 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#29 178 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#30 172 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#31 167 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#32 160 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#33 158 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#33 158 Rep. Trey Radel [R-FL19, 2013-2014]
#35 156 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#36 153 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#37 151 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#37 151 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#39 146 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#40 145 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#41 144 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#42 139 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#43 132 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#44 130 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#45 128 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#45 128 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#47 126 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#47 126 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#49 125 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#50 124 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#51 123 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#52 116 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#53 115 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#54 114 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#55 112 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#55 112 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#55 112 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#58 108 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#59 107 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#59 107 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#61 106 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#62 105 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#63 104 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#63 104 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#65 103 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#66 99 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#67 97 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#68 95 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#69 94 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#70 91 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#70 91 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#72 77 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#73 75 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#74 72 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#75 4 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#76 2 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
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Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2013) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.