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2013 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Ideology Score

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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most conservative
#1 0.89 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#2 0.87 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#3 0.86 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#4 0.85 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#5 0.83 Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#6 0.81 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#7 0.80 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#8 0.80 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#9 0.80 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#10 0.79 Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#11 0.79 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#12 0.78 Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#13 0.78 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#14 0.77 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#15 0.77 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#16 0.77 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#17 0.77 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#18 0.77 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#19 0.77 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#20 0.76 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#21 0.76 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#22 0.75 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#23 0.74 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#24 0.74 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#25 0.74 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#26 0.73 Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#27 0.73 Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#28 0.73 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#29 0.73 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#30 0.72 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#31 0.72 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#32 0.72 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#33 0.71 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#34 0.71 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#35 0.70 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#36 0.70 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#37 0.70 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#38 0.70 Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#39 0.69 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#40 0.69 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#41 0.69 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#42 0.68 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#43 0.68 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#44 0.68 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#45 0.67 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#46 0.67 Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#47 0.66 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#48 0.66 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#49 0.66 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#50 0.65 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#51 0.65 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#52 0.65 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#53 0.64 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#54 0.64 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#55 0.63 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#56 0.63 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#57 0.63 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#58 0.62 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#59 0.62 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#60 0.62 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#61 0.62 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#62 0.61 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#63 0.61 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#64 0.60 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#65 0.60 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#66 0.60 Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#67 0.60 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#68 0.59 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#69 0.59 Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#70 0.59 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#71 0.59 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#72 0.59 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#73 0.59 Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#74 0.58 Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#75 0.56 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#76 0.56 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#77 0.55 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#78 0.54 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#79 0.54 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#80 0.53 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#81 0.53 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#82 0.52 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#83 0.48 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#84 0.48 Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015]
#84 0.48 Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7, 2001-2014]
#86 0.46 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#87 0.44 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#88 0.44 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#89 0.43 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#90 0.43 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#91 0.40 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#92 0.40 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#93 0.40 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#94 0.40 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#95 0.40 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#96 0.40 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#97 0.38 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#98 0.38 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#99 0.38 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#100 0.38 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#101 0.38 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#102 0.37 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#103 0.37 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#104 0.37 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#105 0.37 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#106 0.36 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#107 0.36 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#108 0.36 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#109 0.36 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#110 0.35 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#111 0.35 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#112 0.35 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#113 0.35 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#114 0.34 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#115 0.33 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#116 0.33 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#117 0.33 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#118 0.33 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#119 0.32 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#120 0.32 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#121 0.32 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#122 0.31 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#123 0.31 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#124 0.31 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#125 0.31 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#126 0.31 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#127 0.30 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#128 0.30 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#129 0.30 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#130 0.30 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#131 0.29 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#132 0.29 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#133 0.29 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#134 0.28 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#135 0.27 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#136 0.27 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#137 0.27 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#138 0.26 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#139 0.26 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#140 0.26 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#141 0.26 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#142 0.26 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#143 0.26 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#144 0.26 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#145 0.25 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#146 0.25 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#147 0.25 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#148 0.25 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#149 0.25 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#150 0.24 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#151 0.24 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#152 0.24 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#153 0.23 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#154 0.23 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#155 0.23 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#156 0.23 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#157 0.23 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#158 0.23 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#159 0.22 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#160 0.22 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#161 0.21 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#162 0.21 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#163 0.20 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#164 0.19 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#165 0.19 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#166 0.19 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#167 0.18 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#168 0.17 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#169 0.16 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#170 0.16 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#171 0.15 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#172 0.15 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#173 0.12 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#174 0.11 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#175 0.10 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#176 0.09 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#177 0.09 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#178 0.05 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#179 0.02 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#180 0.00 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2013 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.