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2013 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / 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.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 73.1% Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#2 68.0% Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#3 63.4% Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#4 62.6% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#5 50.8% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#6 50.0% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#7 49.7% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#8 49.5% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#9 44.6% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#10 44.6% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#11 43.5% Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#12 42.6% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#13 42.4% Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#14 41.7% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#15 41.7% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#16 41.2% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#17 41.0% Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#18 40.8% Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#19 40.6% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#20 40.3% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#21 40.0% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#22 39.9% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#23 39.7% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#24 38.5% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#25 38.4% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#26 37.9% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#27 35.3% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#28 34.6% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#29 34.3% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#30 34.3% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#31 33.9% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#32 33.6% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#33 33.3% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#34 33.1% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#35 32.6% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#36 31.7% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#37 30.8% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#38 30.7% Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#39 30.4% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#40 30.2% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#41 30.1% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#42 30.0% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#42 30.0% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#44 29.8% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#45 29.8% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#46 29.6% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#47 29.1% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#48 28.5% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#49 28.5% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#50 28.4% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#51 28.2% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#52 27.9% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#53 27.8% Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#54 27.6% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#55 27.5% Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#56 27.5% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#57 27.3% Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#57 27.3% Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#59 26.6% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#60 26.5% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#61 26.2% Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#62 26.1% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#63 26.0% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#64 26.0% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#65 25.8% Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#66 25.7% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#67 25.7% Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#68 25.3% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#69 24.3% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#70 24.1% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#71 23.8% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#72 23.6% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#73 23.5% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#74 23.3% Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#75 23.2% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#76 23.0% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#77 23.0% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#78 22.7% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#79 22.6% Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#80 22.6% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#80 22.6% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#82 22.5% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#83 22.2% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#84 21.7% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#85 21.7% Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#86 21.5% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#87 20.5% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#88 20.5% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#89 20.2% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#90 20.2% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#91 19.8% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#92 19.7% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#93 19.7% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#94 19.6% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#95 19.5% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#95 19.5% Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#95 19.5% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#98 19.3% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#99 19.1% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#100 19.0% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#101 18.8% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#102 18.7% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#103 18.5% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#104 18.2% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#105 18.2% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#106 17.7% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#107 17.0% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#108 16.2% Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#109 15.9% Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#109 15.9% Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#111 15.9% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#112 15.5% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#113 15.2% Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#114 15.1% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#115 15.0% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#116 14.5% Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#117 14.5% Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#118 14.3% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#118 14.3% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#120 13.5% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#121 13.4% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#122 13.2% Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#123 13.2% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#124 12.9% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#125 12.8% Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#126 12.3% Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#126 12.3% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#128 12.1% Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#129 11.9% Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#129 11.9% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#131 11.1% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#132 11.0% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#133 10.8% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#134 10.8% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#135 10.1% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#136 10.0% Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#137 9.9% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#138 9.7% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#139 9.6% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#140 9.4% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#141 9.1% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#142 8.5% Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#142 8.5% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#144 8.4% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#145 8.3% Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#146 8.1% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#147 8.1% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#148 8.0% Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#149 7.9% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#150 7.8% Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#151 7.7% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#152 7.6% Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#153 7.5% Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#154 7.3% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#155 7.1% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#156 7.1% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#157 6.9% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#158 6.7% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#159 5.9% Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#160 5.8% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#161 5.6% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#162 5.4% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#163 4.5% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#164 4.5% Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#165 4.3% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#166 4.3% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#167 4.2% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#168 4.2% Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#168 4.2% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#170 4.0% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#171 3.8% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#172 3.5% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#173 3.3% Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#174 3.2% Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#175 3.1% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#176 2.3% Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#177 1.6% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#178 1.2% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
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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

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.