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2013 Report Cards
House Sophomores / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2013.

House Sophomores
most cosponsors
#1 758 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#2 626 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#3 539 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#4 417 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#5 389 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#6 342 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#7 328 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#8 327 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#9 309 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#9 309 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#11 280 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#12 274 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#13 270 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#14 264 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#15 237 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#16 231 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#17 224 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#18 220 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#19 197 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#20 192 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#21 191 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#22 190 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#23 182 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#24 174 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#25 170 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#25 170 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#27 169 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#28 165 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#29 152 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#30 150 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#31 149 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#32 148 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#33 142 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#34 140 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#35 138 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#36 136 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#37 129 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#38 116 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#38 116 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#38 116 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#38 116 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#42 113 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#42 113 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#44 105 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#45 101 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#46 100 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#47 98 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#48 97 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#49 96 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#50 92 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#50 92 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#50 92 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#53 89 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#53 89 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#55 86 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#56 85 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#56 85 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#58 81 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#59 77 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#59 77 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#61 73 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#61 73 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#63 70 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#64 68 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#64 68 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#66 65 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#67 62 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#67 62 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#69 57 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#70 56 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#71 42 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#71 42 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#71 42 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#74 36 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#75 34 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#76 33 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#77 30 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#78 28 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#79 25 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#79 25 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#81 24 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#82 22 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#83 21 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#84 6 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#85 4 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
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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.