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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. Matheson [D-UT4]
#2 68.0% Rep. McIntyre [D-NC7]
#3 63.4% Rep. Rahall [D-WV3]
#4 62.6% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#5 50.8% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#6 50.0% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#7 49.7% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#8 49.5% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#9 44.6% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#10 44.6% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#11 43.5% Rep. Michaud [D-ME2]
#12 42.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#13 42.4% Rep. Andrews [D-NJ1]
#14 41.7% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#15 41.7% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#16 41.2% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#17 41.0% Rep. McCarthy [D-NY4]
#18 40.8% Rep. Bishop [D-NY1]
#19 40.6% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#20 40.3% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#21 40.0% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#22 39.9% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#23 39.7% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#24 38.5% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#25 38.4% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#26 37.9% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#27 35.3% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#28 34.6% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#29 34.3% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#30 34.3% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#31 33.9% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#32 33.6% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#33 33.3% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#34 33.1% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#35 32.6% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#36 31.7% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#37 30.8% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#38 30.7% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#39 30.4% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#40 30.2% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#41 30.1% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#42 30.0% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#42 30.0% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#44 29.8% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#45 29.8% Rep. Young [R-AK]
#46 29.6% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#47 29.1% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#48 28.5% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#49 28.5% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#50 28.4% Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#51 28.2% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#52 27.9% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#53 27.8% Rep. Petri [R-WI6]
#54 27.6% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#55 27.5% Rep. Wolf [R-VA10]
#56 27.5% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#57 27.3% Rep. Pastor [D-AZ7]
#57 27.3% Rep. Tierney [D-MA6]
#59 26.6% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#60 26.5% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#61 26.2% Rep. Waxman [D-CA33]
#62 26.1% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#63 26.0% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#64 26.0% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#65 25.8% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU]
#66 25.7% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#67 25.7% Rep. Moran [D-VA8]
#68 25.3% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#69 24.3% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#70 24.1% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#71 23.8% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#72 23.6% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#73 23.5% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#74 23.3% Rep. Latham [R-IA3]
#75 23.2% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#76 23.0% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#77 23.0% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#78 22.7% Rep. Holt [D-NJ12]
#79 22.6% Rep. Faleomavaega [D-AS]
#80 22.6% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#80 22.6% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#82 22.5% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#83 22.2% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#84 21.7% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#85 21.7% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#86 21.5% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#87 20.5% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#88 20.5% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#89 20.2% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#90 20.2% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#91 19.8% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#92 19.7% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#93 19.7% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#94 19.6% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#95 19.5% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#95 19.5% Rep. Miller [D-CA11]
#95 19.5% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#98 19.3% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#99 19.1% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#100 19.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#101 18.8% Rep. Norton [D-DC]
#102 18.7% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#103 18.5% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#104 18.2% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#105 18.2% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#106 17.7% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#107 17.0% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#108 16.2% Rep. Christensen [D-VI]
#109 15.9% Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#109 15.9% Rep. Gerlach [R-PA6]
#111 15.9% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#112 15.5% Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#113 15.2% Rep. Bachus [R-AL6]
#114 15.1% Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#115 15.0% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#116 14.5% Rep. Miller [R-CA31]
#117 14.5% Rep. Watt [D-NC12]
#118 14.3% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#118 14.3% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#120 13.5% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#121 13.4% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#122 13.2% Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#123 13.2% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#124 12.9% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#125 12.8% Rep. Hastings [R-WA4]
#126 12.3% Rep. McKeon [R-CA25]
#126 12.3% Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#128 12.1% Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#129 11.9% Rep. Coble [R-NC6]
#129 11.9% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#131 11.1% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#132 11.0% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#133 10.8% Rep. Rogers [R-MI8]
#134 10.8% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#135 10.1% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#136 10.0% Rep. Terry [R-NE2]
#137 9.9% Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#138 9.7% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#139 9.6% Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#140 9.4% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#141 9.1% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#142 8.5% Rep. Camp [R-MI4]
#142 8.5% Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#144 8.4% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#145 8.3% Rep. Capito [R-WV2]
#146 8.1% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#147 8.1% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#148 8.0% Rep. Mica [R-FL7]
#149 7.9% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#150 7.8% Rep. Kline [R-MN2]
#151 7.7% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#152 7.6% Rep. Stockman [R-TX36]
#153 7.5% Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#154 7.3% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#155 7.1% Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#156 7.1% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#157 6.9% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#158 6.7% Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#159 5.9% Rep. Kingston [R-GA1]
#160 5.8% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#161 5.6% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#162 5.4% Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#163 4.5% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#164 4.5% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#165 4.3% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#166 4.3% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#167 4.2% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#168 4.2% Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#168 4.2% Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#170 4.0% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#171 3.8% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#172 3.5% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#173 3.3% Rep. Hall [R-TX4]
#174 3.2% Rep. Gingrey [R-GA11]
#175 3.1% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#176 2.3% Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#177 1.6% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#178 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.