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2013 Report Cards: All Senators

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.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in 2013. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

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#1 2 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#1 2 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#15 0 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#15 0 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#15 0 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#15 0 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#15 0 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#15 0 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#15 0 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#15 0 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#15 0 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#15 0 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#15 0 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#15 0 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#15 0 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#15 0 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#15 0 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#15 0 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#15 0 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#15 0 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#15 0 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#15 0 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#15 0 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#15 0 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#15 0 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#15 0 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#15 0 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#15 0 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#15 0 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#15 0 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#15 0 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#15 0 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#15 0 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#15 0 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#15 0 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#15 0 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#15 0 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#15 0 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#15 0 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#15 0 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#15 0 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#15 0 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#15 0 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#15 0 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#15 0 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#15 0 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#15 0 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#15 0 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#15 0 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#15 0 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#15 0 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#15 0 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT, 1978-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#15 0 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#15 0 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#15 0 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#15 0 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#15 0 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#15 0 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#15 0 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#15 0 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#15 0 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#15 0 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#15 0 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#15 0 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#15 0 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#15 0 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#15 0 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#15 0 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#15 0 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#15 0 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#15 0 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#15 0 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#15 0 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#15 0 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#15 0 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#15 0 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#15 0 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#15 0 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#15 0 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#3 1 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#3 1 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#3 1 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#3 1 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#3 1 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#3 1 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#3 1 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#3 1 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#3 1 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#3 1 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#3 1 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#3 1 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
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We only count enacted bills (and joint resolutions) that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through companion bills or incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

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.