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2013 Report Cards
House Sophomores / Committee Positions

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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Sophomores
most committee positions
#1 1 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#1 1 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#1 1 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#1 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#1 1 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#1 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#1 1 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#1 1 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#1 1 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#1 1 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#1 1 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#1 1 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#1 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#1 1 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#1 1 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#1 1 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#1 1 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#1 1 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#1 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#1 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#1 1 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#1 1 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#1 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#1 1 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#1 1 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#1 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#1 1 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#35 0 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#35 0 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#35 0 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#35 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#35 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#35 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#35 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#35 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#35 0 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#35 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#35 0 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#35 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#35 0 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#35 0 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#35 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#35 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#35 0 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#35 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#35 0 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#35 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#35 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#35 0 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#35 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#35 0 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#35 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#35 0 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#35 0 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#35 0 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#35 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#35 0 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#35 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#35 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#35 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#35 0 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#35 0 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#35 0 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#35 0 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#35 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#35 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#35 0 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#35 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#35 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#35 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#35 0 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#35 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#35 0 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#35 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#35 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#35 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#35 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#35 0 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
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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.