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2013 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Working with the Other Chamber

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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2013 that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 8 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 5 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#2 5 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#2 5 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#2 5 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#2 5 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 5 Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#8 4 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#8 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#8 4 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#8 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#8 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#8 4 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#8 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#8 4 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#8 4 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#8 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#8 4 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#8 4 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#8 4 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#8 4 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#22 3 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#22 3 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#22 3 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#22 3 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#22 3 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#22 3 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#22 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#22 3 Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#22 3 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#22 3 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#22 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#22 3 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#22 3 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#22 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#22 3 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#22 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#22 3 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#22 3 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#22 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#22 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#22 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#43 2 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#43 2 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#43 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#43 2 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#43 2 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#43 2 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#43 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#43 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#43 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#43 2 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#43 2 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#43 2 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#43 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#43 2 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#43 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#43 2 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#43 2 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#43 2 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#43 2 Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#43 2 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#43 2 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#43 2 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#43 2 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#43 2 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#43 2 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#43 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#69 1 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#69 1 Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#69 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#69 1 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#69 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#69 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#69 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#69 1 Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#69 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#69 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#69 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#69 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#69 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#69 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#69 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#69 1 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#69 1 Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#69 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#69 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#69 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#69 1 Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#69 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#69 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#69 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#69 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#69 1 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#69 1 Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#69 1 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#69 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#69 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#69 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#69 1 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#69 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#69 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#69 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#69 1 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#69 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#69 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#69 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#69 1 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#69 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#69 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#69 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#69 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#69 1 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#69 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#69 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#69 1 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#69 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#69 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#69 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#69 1 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#121 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#121 0 Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015]
#121 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7, 2001-2014]
#121 0 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#121 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#121 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#121 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#121 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#121 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#121 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#121 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#121 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#121 0 Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#121 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#121 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#121 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#121 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#121 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#121 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#121 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#121 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#121 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#121 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#121 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#121 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#121 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#121 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#121 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#121 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#121 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#121 0 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#121 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#121 0 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.