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

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
top leader
#1 1.00 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#2 0.96 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#3 0.95 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#4 0.92 Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#5 0.90 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#6 0.90 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#7 0.89 Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#8 0.88 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#9 0.87 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#10 0.86 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#11 0.84 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#12 0.84 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#13 0.84 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#14 0.82 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#15 0.82 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#16 0.82 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#17 0.81 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#18 0.80 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#19 0.80 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#20 0.79 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#21 0.78 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#22 0.78 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#23 0.76 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#24 0.74 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#25 0.74 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#26 0.74 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#27 0.73 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#28 0.73 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#29 0.73 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#30 0.73 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#31 0.72 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#32 0.72 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#33 0.70 Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#34 0.70 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#35 0.70 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#36 0.69 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#37 0.69 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#38 0.69 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#39 0.68 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#40 0.68 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#41 0.68 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#42 0.68 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#43 0.68 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#44 0.68 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#45 0.67 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#46 0.67 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#47 0.66 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#48 0.66 Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#49 0.66 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#50 0.65 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#51 0.65 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#52 0.65 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#53 0.64 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#54 0.64 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#55 0.63 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#56 0.62 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#57 0.62 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#58 0.62 Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#59 0.62 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#60 0.61 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#61 0.61 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#62 0.61 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#63 0.61 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#64 0.61 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#65 0.59 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#66 0.59 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#67 0.59 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#68 0.59 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#69 0.59 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#70 0.58 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#71 0.58 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#72 0.58 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#73 0.57 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#74 0.56 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#75 0.56 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#76 0.56 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#77 0.56 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#78 0.56 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#79 0.55 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#80 0.55 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#81 0.54 Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#82 0.54 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#83 0.53 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#84 0.53 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#85 0.53 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#86 0.53 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#87 0.52 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#88 0.52 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#89 0.52 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#90 0.51 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#91 0.51 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#92 0.51 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#93 0.51 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#94 0.51 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#95 0.50 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#96 0.50 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#97 0.49 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#98 0.49 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#99 0.49 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#100 0.49 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#101 0.49 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#102 0.49 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#103 0.49 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#104 0.48 Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#105 0.48 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#106 0.48 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#107 0.48 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#108 0.48 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#109 0.48 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#110 0.47 Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#111 0.45 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#112 0.45 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#113 0.44 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#114 0.44 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#115 0.44 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#116 0.44 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#117 0.44 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#118 0.44 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#119 0.44 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#120 0.43 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#121 0.43 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#122 0.42 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#123 0.42 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#124 0.42 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#125 0.41 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#126 0.41 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#127 0.40 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#128 0.40 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#129 0.40 Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#130 0.39 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#131 0.38 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#132 0.37 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#133 0.37 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#134 0.36 Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#135 0.36 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#136 0.36 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#137 0.36 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#138 0.36 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#139 0.35 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#140 0.35 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#141 0.35 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#142 0.35 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#143 0.35 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#144 0.33 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#145 0.32 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#146 0.32 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#147 0.32 Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#148 0.31 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#149 0.30 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#150 0.29 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#151 0.28 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#152 0.25 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#153 0.25 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#154 0.22 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#155 0.21 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#156 0.21 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#157 0.21 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#158 0.21 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#159 0.20 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#160 0.20 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#161 0.20 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#162 0.19 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#163 0.18 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#164 0.17 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#165 0.16 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#166 0.16 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#167 0.14 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#168 0.14 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#169 0.10 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#170 0.07 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#171 0.05 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#172 0.05 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#173 0.04 Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015]
#173 0.04 Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7, 2001-2014]
#175 0.02 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#176 0.01 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#177 0.00 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#178 0.00 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#179 0.00 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#180 0.00 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, 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 leadership scores 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.