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2013 Report Cards
House Republicans / Powerful Cosponsors

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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2013 that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Republicans
most often
#1 12 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#2 9 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#3 7 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#3 7 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#5 6 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#5 6 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#5 6 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#8 5 Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#8 5 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#8 5 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#8 5 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#8 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#8 5 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#8 5 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#8 5 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#8 5 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#8 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#20 4 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#20 4 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#20 4 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#20 4 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#20 4 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#20 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#30 3 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#30 3 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#30 3 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#30 3 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#30 3 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#30 3 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#30 3 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#30 3 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#30 3 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#30 3 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#30 3 Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#30 3 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#30 3 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#30 3 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#30 3 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#30 3 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#30 3 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#30 3 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#30 3 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#30 3 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#30 3 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#30 3 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#52 2 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#52 2 Rep. Michele Bachmann [R-MN6, 2007-2014]
#52 2 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#52 2 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#52 2 Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10, 2007-2014]
#52 2 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#52 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#52 2 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#52 2 Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#52 2 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#52 2 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#52 2 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#52 2 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#52 2 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#52 2 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#52 2 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#52 2 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#52 2 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#52 2 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#52 2 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#52 2 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#52 2 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#52 2 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#52 2 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#52 2 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#52 2 Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#52 2 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#52 2 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#52 2 Rep. Trey Radel [R-FL19, 2013-2014]
#52 2 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#52 2 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#52 2 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#52 2 Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#52 2 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#52 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#52 2 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#52 2 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#89 1 Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#89 1 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#89 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#89 1 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#89 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#89 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#89 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#89 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#89 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#89 1 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#89 1 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#89 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#89 1 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#89 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#89 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#89 1 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#89 1 Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#89 1 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#89 1 Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#89 1 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#89 1 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#89 1 Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#89 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#89 1 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#89 1 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#89 1 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#89 1 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#89 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#89 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#89 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#89 1 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#89 1 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#89 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#89 1 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#89 1 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#89 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#89 1 Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#89 1 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#89 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#89 1 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#89 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#89 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#89 1 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#89 1 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#89 1 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#89 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#89 1 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#89 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#89 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#89 1 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#89 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#89 1 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#89 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#160 0 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#160 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#160 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#160 0 Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015]
#160 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#160 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#160 0 Rep. John Campbell [R-CA45, 2013-2014]
#160 0 Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7, 2001-2014]
#160 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#160 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#160 0 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#160 0 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#160 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#160 0 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#160 0 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#160 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#160 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#160 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#160 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#160 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#160 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#160 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#160 0 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#160 0 Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#160 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#160 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#160 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#160 0 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#160 0 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#160 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#160 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#160 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#160 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#160 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#160 0 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#160 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#160 0 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#160 0 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#160 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#160 0 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#160 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#160 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#160 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#160 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#160 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL18, 2009-2015]
#160 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#160 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#160 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#160 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#160 0 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#160 0 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#160 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#160 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#160 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#160 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#160 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#160 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#160 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
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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.