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2013 Report Cards
Safe House Seats / Joining 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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Joining 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 cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

Safe House Seats
most often
#1 73.1% Rep. Matheson [D-UT4]
#2 62.6% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#3 58.0% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#4 57.8% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#5 56.3% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#6 51.2% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#7 50.8% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#8 50.0% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#9 49.7% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#10 49.5% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#11 48.1% Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#12 47.4% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#13 46.9% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#14 46.3% Rep. Maffei [D-NY24]
#15 45.6% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#16 44.9% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#17 44.6% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#18 44.6% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#19 43.2% Rep. Peters [D-MI14]
#20 43.2% Rep. Braley [D-IA1]
#21 42.9% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#22 42.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#23 42.4% Rep. Andrews [D-NJ1]
#24 41.9% Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#25 41.7% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#26 41.7% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#27 41.2% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#28 41.1% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#29 41.0% Rep. McCarthy [D-NY4]
#30 40.6% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#31 40.5% Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#32 40.3% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#33 40.0% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#34 39.9% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#35 39.7% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#36 39.4% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#37 39.1% Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#38 38.5% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#39 38.5% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#40 38.4% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#41 38.3% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#42 37.9% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#43 37.9% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#44 37.5% Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#45 37.4% Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#46 37.2% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#47 37.1% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#48 36.6% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#49 35.7% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#50 35.2% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#51 35.1% Rep. Schwartz [D-PA13]
#52 34.9% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#53 34.9% Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#54 34.8% Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#55 34.6% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#56 34.6% Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#57 34.4% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#58 34.3% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#59 34.3% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#60 34.3% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#61 33.9% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#62 33.8% Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#63 33.6% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#64 33.3% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#64 33.3% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#64 33.3% Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#67 33.1% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#68 32.6% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#69 32.6% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#70 32.4% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#71 32.2% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#72 31.8% Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#72 31.8% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#74 31.7% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#75 31.3% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#76 31.2% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#77 31.2% Rep. Hanna [R-NY22]
#78 31.2% Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#79 31.1% Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#80 31.0% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#81 30.8% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#82 30.7% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#83 30.7% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#84 30.7% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#85 30.6% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#86 30.4% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#87 30.2% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#88 30.1% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#89 30.0% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#89 30.0% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#91 29.8% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#92 29.8% Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#93 29.8% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#94 29.6% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#95 29.6% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#96 29.5% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#97 29.5% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#98 29.4% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#99 29.1% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#100 28.5% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#101 28.5% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#102 28.5% Rep. Negrete McLeod [D-CA35]
#103 28.4% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#104 28.4% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#105 28.4% Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#106 28.3% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#107 28.2% Rep. Rigell [R-VA2]
#108 28.2% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#109 28.0% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#110 27.9% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#111 27.8% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#112 27.8% Rep. Petri [R-WI6]
#113 27.6% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#114 27.5% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#115 27.3% Rep. Pastor [D-AZ7]
#116 27.0% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#117 26.8% Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#118 26.6% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#119 26.5% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#120 26.2% Rep. Waxman [D-CA33]
#121 26.1% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#122 26.0% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#123 26.0% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#124 26.0% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#125 26.0% Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#126 25.9% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#127 25.8% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#128 25.7% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#129 25.7% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#130 25.7% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#131 25.7% Rep. Moran [D-VA8]
#132 25.5% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#133 25.4% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#134 25.3% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#135 25.2% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#136 25.0% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#137 24.3% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#138 24.1% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#139 24.1% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#140 24.0% Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#141 23.8% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#142 23.6% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#143 23.5% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#144 23.5% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#145 23.2% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#146 23.1% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#147 23.0% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#148 23.0% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#149 23.0% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#150 22.7% Rep. Holt [D-NJ12]
#151 22.6% Rep. Faleomavaega [D-AS0]
#152 22.6% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#152 22.6% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#154 22.5% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#155 22.2% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#156 21.8% Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#157 21.7% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#158 21.7% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#159 21.6% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#160 21.5% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#161 21.4% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#162 21.2% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#163 20.9% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#164 20.5% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#165 20.5% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#166 20.4% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#167 20.2% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#168 20.2% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#169 20.0% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#170 19.8% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#171 19.7% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#172 19.7% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#173 19.6% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#174 19.5% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#174 19.5% Rep. Miller [D-CA11]
#174 19.5% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#177 19.3% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#178 19.3% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#179 19.2% Rep. Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#180 19.2% Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#181 19.1% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#182 19.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#183 19.0% Rep. Lance [R-NJ7]
#184 19.0% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#185 18.8% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#186 18.7% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#187 18.5% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#188 18.4% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#189 18.2% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#190 18.2% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#191 17.9% Rep. Rooney [R-FL17]
#192 17.7% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#193 17.0% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#194 16.4% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#195 16.4% Rep. Schock [R-IL18]
#196 16.2% Rep. Christensen [D-VI0]
#197 15.9% Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#197 15.9% Rep. Gerlach [R-PA6]
#199 15.9% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#200 15.9% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#201 15.5% Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#202 15.3% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#203 15.2% Rep. Bachus [R-AL6]
#203 15.2% Rep. Sablan [D-MP0]
#205 15.1% Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#206 15.0% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#206 15.0% Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#208 14.8% Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#209 14.5% Rep. Watt [D-NC12]
#210 14.3% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#210 14.3% Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#210 14.3% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#213 14.0% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#214 14.0% Rep. Meehan [R-PA7]
#215 13.8% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#216 13.7% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#217 13.5% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#218 13.4% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#219 13.2% Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#220 13.2% Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#221 13.2% Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#222 13.2% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#223 13.2% Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#224 12.9% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#224 12.9% Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#226 12.8% Rep. Hastings [R-WA4]
#227 12.7% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#228 12.6% Rep. Bentivolio [R-MI11]
#229 12.6% Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#230 12.3% Rep. Harper [R-MS3]
#231 12.3% Rep. McKeon [R-CA25]
#231 12.3% Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#233 12.1% Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#234 12.0% Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#235 11.9% Rep. Coble [R-NC6]
#235 11.9% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#235 11.9% Rep. Webster [R-FL10]
#238 11.7% Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#239 11.7% Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#240 11.3% Rep. Ribble [R-WI8]
#241 11.1% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#242 11.0% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#243 10.9% Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#244 10.8% Rep. Rogers [R-MI8]
#245 10.8% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#246 10.6% Rep. Yoder [R-KS3]
#247 10.1% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#248 10.0% Rep. Nugent [R-FL11]
#248 10.0% Rep. Terry [R-NE2]
#250 9.9% Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#251 9.9% Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#252 9.8% Rep. Hultgren [R-IL14]
#253 9.7% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#254 9.7% Rep. Campbell [R-CA45]
#255 9.6% Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#256 9.5% Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#257 9.5% Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#258 9.4% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#259 9.3% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#260 9.3% Rep. Amash [R-MI3]
#261 9.2% Rep. Guthrie [R-KY2]
#262 9.2% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#263 9.1% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#264 8.9% Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#265 8.9% Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#266 8.7% Rep. Bachmann [R-MN6]
#267 8.7% Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#268 8.5% Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#269 8.5% Rep. Camp [R-MI4]
#269 8.5% Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#271 8.4% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#272 8.3% Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#273 8.1% Rep. Cassidy [R-LA6]
#274 8.1% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#275 8.1% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#276 8.0% Rep. Cramer [R-ND0]
#277 8.0% Rep. Mica [R-FL7]
#278 7.9% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#279 7.9% Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#280 7.8% Rep. Kline [R-MN2]
#281 7.8% Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#282 7.8% Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#283 7.7% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#284 7.7% Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#285 7.6% Rep. Radel [R-FL19]
#286 7.6% Rep. Stockman [R-TX36]
#287 7.5% Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#288 7.3% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#289 7.3% Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#290 7.1% Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#291 7.1% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#292 7.0% Rep. Palazzo [R-MS4]
#293 6.9% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#294 6.9% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#295 6.7% Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#295 6.7% Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#297 6.6% Rep. Pittenger [R-NC9]
#298 6.6% Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#299 6.5% Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#300 6.4% Rep. Scott [R-GA8]
#301 6.4% Rep. Roby [R-AL2]
#302 6.3% Rep. Brooks [R-AL5]
#303 6.3% Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#303 6.3% Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#305 6.2% Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#306 6.2% Rep. Chaffetz [R-UT3]
#306 6.2% Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#308 6.1% Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#309 6.1% Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#310 5.9% Rep. Kingston [R-GA1]
#311 5.8% Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#312 5.8% Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#312 5.8% Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#312 5.8% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#315 5.8% Rep. Bucshon [R-IN8]
#316 5.8% Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#317 5.6% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#317 5.6% Rep. Hurt [R-VA5]
#317 5.6% Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#320 5.5% Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#321 5.5% Rep. Nunnelee [R-MS1]
#322 5.4% Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#323 5.4% Rep. Roe [R-TN1]
#324 5.4% Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#325 5.4% Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#325 5.4% Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#327 5.1% Rep. Gardner [R-CO4]
#328 5.1% Rep. Hartzler [R-MO4]
#329 5.1% Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#330 5.0% Rep. Womack [R-AR3]
#331 5.0% Rep. Tipton [R-CO3]
#332 4.9% Rep. Harris [R-MD1]
#332 4.9% Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#334 4.9% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#335 4.9% Rep. Mulvaney [R-SC5]
#336 4.8% Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#337 4.8% Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#338 4.8% Rep. Gibbs [R-OH7]
#338 4.8% Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#338 4.8% Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
#341 4.7% Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#342 4.7% Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#343 4.6% Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#344 4.5% Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#344 4.5% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#346 4.5% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#347 4.5% Rep. DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#348 4.3% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#349 4.3% Rep. Labrador [R-ID1]
#350 4.3% Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#350 4.3% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#352 4.2% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#353 4.2% Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#353 4.2% Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#353 4.2% Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#356 4.1% Rep. Long [R-MO7]
#357 4.1% Rep. Daines [R-MT0]
#358 4.0% Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#359 4.0% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#360 3.8% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#361 3.8% Rep. Huizenga [R-MI2]
#362 3.7% Rep. Lummis [R-WY0]
#363 3.7% Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#364 3.6% Rep. Cotton [R-AR4]
#365 3.6% Rep. Broun [R-GA10]
#366 3.5% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#367 3.4% Rep. Flores [R-TX17]
#368 3.3% Rep. Hall [R-TX4]
#369 3.3% Rep. Young [R-IN9]
#370 3.2% Rep. Gingrey [R-GA11]
#371 3.1% Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#372 3.1% Rep. Lankford [R-OK5]
#373 3.1% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#373 3.1% Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#375 3.1% Rep. Rokita [R-IN4]
#376 2.9% Rep. Gowdy [R-SC4]
#377 2.6% Rep. Pompeo [R-KS4]
#378 2.6% Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#379 2.5% Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA3]
#380 2.3% Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#381 2.3% Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#382 2.1% Rep. Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#383 1.9% Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#384 1.8% Rep. Stutzman [R-IN3]
#385 1.8% Rep. Graves [R-GA14]
#386 1.8% Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#387 1.6% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#388 1.5% Rep. Fleming [R-LA4]
#389 1.4% Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#390 1.3% Rep. Huelskamp [R-KS1]
#391 1.3% Rep. Duncan [R-SC3]
#392 1.2% Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.