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2013 Report Cards
House Republicans / Government Transparency

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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in 2013. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Republicans
most often
#1 9 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#2 4 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#3 3 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#3 3 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#3 3 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#3 3 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#7 2 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#8 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#8 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#8 1 Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10, 2007-2014]
#8 1 Rep. John Campbell [R-CA45, 2013-2014]
#8 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#8 1 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#8 1 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#8 1 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#8 1 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#8 1 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#8 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#8 1 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#8 1 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#8 1 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#8 1 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#8 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#8 1 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#8 1 Rep. Trey Radel [R-FL19, 2013-2014]
#8 1 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#8 1 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#8 1 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#8 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#8 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#8 1 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#8 1 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#8 1 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#34 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#34 0 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#34 0 Rep. Michele Bachmann [R-MN6, 2007-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#34 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#34 0 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#34 0 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#34 0 Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015]
#34 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#34 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#34 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#34 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#34 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#34 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#34 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#34 0 Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7, 2001-2014]
#34 0 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#34 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#34 0 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#34 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#34 0 Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#34 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#34 0 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#34 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#34 0 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#34 0 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#34 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#34 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#34 0 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#34 0 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#34 0 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#34 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#34 0 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#34 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#34 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#34 0 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#34 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#34 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#34 0 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#34 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#34 0 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#34 0 Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#34 0 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#34 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#34 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#34 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#34 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#34 0 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#34 0 Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#34 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#34 0 Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#34 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#34 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#34 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#34 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#34 0 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#34 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#34 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#34 0 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#34 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#34 0 Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#34 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#34 0 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#34 0 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#34 0 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#34 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#34 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#34 0 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#34 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#34 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#34 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#34 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#34 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#34 0 Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#34 0 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#34 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#34 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#34 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#34 0 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#34 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#34 0 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#34 0 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#34 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#34 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#34 0 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#34 0 Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#34 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#34 0 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#34 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#34 0 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#34 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#34 0 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#34 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#34 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#34 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#34 0 Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL18, 2009-2015]
#34 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#34 0 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#34 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#34 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#34 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#34 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#34 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#34 0 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#34 0 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#34 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#34 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#34 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#34 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#34 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#34 0 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#34 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#34 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#34 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#34 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#34 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#34 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#34 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#34 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#34 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#34 0 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#34 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#34 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#34 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#34 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#34 0 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
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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.