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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. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 343 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#3 322 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#4 317 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#5 307 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#6 295 Rep. Enyart [D-IL12]
#7 238 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#8 235 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#8 235 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#10 229 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#11 227 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#12 222 Rep. Bentivolio [R-MI11]
#13 220 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#14 212 Rep. Cramer [R-ND]
#15 205 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#15 205 Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#17 204 Rep. Davis [R-IL13]
#18 195 Rep. Cotton [R-AR4]
#19 194 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#20 190 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#21 188 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#22 187 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#23 186 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#23 186 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#25 183 Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#25 183 Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#27 182 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#28 181 Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#29 178 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#30 172 Rep. Negrete McLeod [D-CA35]
#31 167 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#32 160 Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#33 158 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#33 158 Rep. Radel [R-FL19]
#35 156 Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#36 153 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#37 151 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#37 151 Rep. Pittenger [R-NC9]
#39 146 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#40 145 Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#41 144 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#42 139 Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#43 132 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#44 130 Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#45 128 Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#45 128 Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#47 126 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#47 126 Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#49 125 Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#50 124 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#51 123 Rep. Daines [R-MT]
#52 116 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#53 115 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#54 114 Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#55 112 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#55 112 Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#55 112 Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#58 108 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#59 107 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#59 107 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#61 106 Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#62 105 Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#63 104 Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#63 104 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#65 103 Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#66 99 Rep. Garcia [D-FL26]
#67 97 Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#68 95 Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#69 94 Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#70 91 Rep. Gallego [D-TX23]
#70 91 Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#72 77 Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#73 75 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#74 72 Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#75 4 Rep. McAllister [R-LA5]
#76 2 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
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Additional Notes

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.