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2013 Report Cards
House Republicans / 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.

House Republicans
most conservative
#1 1.00 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#2 0.90 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#3 0.89 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#4 0.88 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#5 0.87 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#6 0.87 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#7 0.86 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#8 0.86 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#9 0.86 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#10 0.86 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#11 0.86 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#12 0.86 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#13 0.85 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#14 0.85 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#15 0.85 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#16 0.84 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#17 0.84 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#18 0.84 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#19 0.84 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#20 0.83 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#21 0.83 Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#22 0.83 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#23 0.83 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#24 0.82 Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10, 2007-2014]
#25 0.82 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#26 0.82 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#27 0.82 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#28 0.81 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#29 0.81 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#30 0.81 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#31 0.81 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#32 0.81 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#33 0.81 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#34 0.81 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#35 0.80 Rep. Michele Bachmann [R-MN6, 2007-2014]
#36 0.80 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#37 0.80 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#38 0.80 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#39 0.80 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#40 0.80 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#41 0.80 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#42 0.80 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#43 0.79 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#44 0.79 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#45 0.79 Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#46 0.79 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#47 0.79 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#48 0.78 Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#49 0.78 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#50 0.78 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#51 0.78 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#52 0.78 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#53 0.78 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#54 0.78 Rep. Trey Radel [R-FL19, 2013-2014]
#55 0.78 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#56 0.78 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#57 0.78 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#58 0.77 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#59 0.77 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#60 0.77 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#61 0.77 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#62 0.77 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#63 0.77 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#64 0.77 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#65 0.77 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#66 0.77 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#67 0.77 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#68 0.77 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#69 0.77 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#70 0.77 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#71 0.77 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#72 0.77 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#73 0.76 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#74 0.76 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#75 0.76 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#76 0.76 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#77 0.76 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#78 0.76 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#79 0.76 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#80 0.76 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#81 0.76 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#82 0.76 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#83 0.76 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#84 0.76 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#85 0.76 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#86 0.76 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#87 0.75 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#88 0.75 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#89 0.75 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#90 0.75 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#91 0.75 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#92 0.75 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#93 0.75 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#94 0.75 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#95 0.75 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#96 0.74 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#97 0.74 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#98 0.74 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#99 0.74 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#100 0.74 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#101 0.74 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#102 0.74 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#103 0.74 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#104 0.74 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#105 0.74 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#106 0.74 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#107 0.74 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#108 0.73 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#109 0.73 Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#110 0.73 Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#111 0.73 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#112 0.73 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#113 0.73 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#114 0.73 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#115 0.73 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#116 0.73 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#117 0.73 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#118 0.73 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#119 0.73 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#120 0.73 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#121 0.73 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#122 0.72 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#123 0.72 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#124 0.72 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#125 0.72 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#126 0.72 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#127 0.72 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#128 0.71 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#129 0.71 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#130 0.71 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#131 0.71 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#132 0.71 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#133 0.71 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#134 0.71 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#135 0.71 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#136 0.71 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#137 0.71 Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL18, 2009-2015]
#138 0.71 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#139 0.70 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#140 0.70 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#141 0.70 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#142 0.70 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#143 0.70 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#144 0.70 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#145 0.70 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#146 0.70 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#147 0.70 Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#148 0.69 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#149 0.69 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#150 0.69 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#151 0.69 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#152 0.69 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#153 0.69 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#154 0.69 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#155 0.69 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#156 0.68 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#157 0.68 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#158 0.68 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#159 0.68 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#160 0.68 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#161 0.68 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#162 0.68 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#163 0.68 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#164 0.67 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#165 0.67 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#166 0.67 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#167 0.67 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#168 0.67 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#169 0.67 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#170 0.67 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#171 0.67 Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#172 0.66 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#173 0.66 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#174 0.66 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#175 0.66 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#176 0.66 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#177 0.66 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#178 0.66 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#179 0.65 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#180 0.65 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#181 0.65 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#182 0.65 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#183 0.65 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#184 0.65 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#185 0.64 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#186 0.64 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#187 0.64 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#188 0.63 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#189 0.63 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#190 0.63 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#191 0.63 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#192 0.63 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#193 0.63 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#194 0.63 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#195 0.63 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#196 0.62 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#197 0.62 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#198 0.62 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#199 0.61 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#200 0.61 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#201 0.61 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#202 0.60 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#203 0.60 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#204 0.60 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#205 0.60 Rep. John Campbell [R-CA45, 2013-2014]
#206 0.60 Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#207 0.60 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#208 0.59 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#209 0.59 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#210 0.59 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#211 0.59 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#212 0.59 Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#213 0.59 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#214 0.59 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#215 0.59 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#216 0.59 Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#217 0.58 Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#218 0.58 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#219 0.57 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#220 0.57 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#221 0.56 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#222 0.56 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#223 0.56 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#224 0.55 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#225 0.54 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#226 0.54 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#227 0.53 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#228 0.53 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#229 0.52 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#230 0.49 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#231 0.48 Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015]
#231 0.48 Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7, 2001-2014]
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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.