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2013 Report Cards
Safe House Seats / Writing Bipartisan Bills

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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills introduced by each legislator in 2013 which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

Safe House Seats
highest % of bills
#1 87.5% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#2 83.3% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#3 80.0% Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#4 76.9% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#5 76.5% Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#6 75.0% Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#7 70.8% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#8 69.2% Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#8 69.2% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#10 66.7% Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#10 66.7% Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#10 66.7% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#10 66.7% Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL18, 2009-2015]
#14 65.5% Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#15 64.3% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#15 64.3% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#15 64.3% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#18 64.0% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#19 63.6% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#20 62.5% Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#21 61.5% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#21 61.5% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#23 58.8% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#24 58.3% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#25 56.5% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#26 55.0% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#27 53.8% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#27 53.8% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#29 53.3% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#30 50.0% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#30 50.0% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#30 50.0% Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#30 50.0% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#30 50.0% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#30 50.0% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#36 47.1% Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#36 47.1% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#36 47.1% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#39 46.7% Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#39 46.7% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#39 46.7% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#42 45.5% Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#43 45.2% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#44 44.4% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#45 44.0% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#46 42.9% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#47 42.1% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#47 42.1% Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#49 41.2% Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#50 40.0% Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#50 40.0% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#50 40.0% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#50 40.0% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#50 40.0% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#55 39.1% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#56 38.5% Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#56 38.5% Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#56 38.5% Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#59 37.5% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#59 37.5% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#61 36.8% Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#62 36.4% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#62 36.4% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#64 35.7% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#64 35.7% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#64 35.7% Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#67 35.3% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#68 35.0% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#69 34.6% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#70 33.3% Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#70 33.3% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#72 31.6% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#72 31.6% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#74 31.3% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#75 30.8% Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#75 30.8% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#77 30.0% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#77 30.0% Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#79 29.4% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#80 28.6% Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#81 28.0% Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#82 27.8% Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#82 27.8% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#84 27.3% Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#84 27.3% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#84 27.3% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#84 27.3% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#84 27.3% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#89 26.7% Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#90 26.3% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#90 26.3% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#92 25.6% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#93 25.0% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#93 25.0% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#93 25.0% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#93 25.0% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#93 25.0% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#93 25.0% Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#93 25.0% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#100 23.1% Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#101 22.7% Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#102 22.2% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#102 22.2% Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#104 21.4% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#104 21.4% Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#106 20.0% Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#107 19.4% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#108 18.8% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#108 18.8% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#108 18.8% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#111 18.2% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#111 18.2% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#111 18.2% Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#114 17.6% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#115 16.7% Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#115 16.7% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#115 16.7% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#115 16.7% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#115 16.7% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#120 15.8% Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#120 15.8% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#122 13.0% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#123 12.5% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#123 12.5% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#123 12.5% Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#126 12.0% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#127 11.4% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#128 10.5% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#129 9.1% Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10, 2007-2014]
#129 9.1% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#131 8.3% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#131 8.3% Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#133 7.7% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#133 7.7% Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#133 7.7% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#136 7.1% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#137 6.3% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#138 5.0% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#139 0.0% Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#139 0.0% Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#139 0.0% Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#139 0.0% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#139 0.0% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#139 0.0% Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.