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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2013 that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

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#1 23 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#2 16 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#3 15 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#3 15 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#5 14 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#5 14 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#5 14 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#5 14 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#9 12 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#9 12 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#9 12 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#12 11 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#12 11 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#12 11 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#15 10 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#15 10 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#15 10 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#18 9 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#18 9 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#18 9 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#18 9 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#18 9 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#18 9 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#18 9 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#25 8 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#25 8 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#25 8 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#25 8 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#25 8 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#25 8 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#25 8 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#25 8 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#25 8 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#34 6 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#34 6 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#34 6 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#34 6 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#34 6 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#34 6 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#34 6 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#34 6 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#34 6 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#43 5 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#43 5 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#43 5 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#43 5 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#43 5 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#43 5 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#43 5 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#43 5 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#43 5 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#43 5 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#43 5 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#43 5 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#43 5 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#43 5 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#43 5 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#58 4 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#58 4 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#58 4 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#58 4 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#58 4 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#58 4 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#64 3 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#64 3 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#64 3 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#64 3 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#64 3 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#64 3 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#64 3 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#71 2 Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT, 1978-2014]
#71 2 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#71 2 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#71 2 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#71 2 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#71 2 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#71 2 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#71 2 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#71 2 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#80 1 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#80 1 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#80 1 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#80 1 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#80 1 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#80 1 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#80 1 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#80 1 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#80 1 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#80 1 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#80 1 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#80 1 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#80 1 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#80 1 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#94 0 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#94 0 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#94 0 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#94 0 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#94 0 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#94 0 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#94 0 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.