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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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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.

All Senators
most often
#1 8 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#2 7 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#3 6 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#4 5 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#4 5 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#6 4 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#6 4 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#8 3 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#8 3 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#8 3 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#8 3 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#8 3 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#8 3 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#8 3 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#15 2 Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT, 1978-2014]
#15 2 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#15 2 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#15 2 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#15 2 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#15 2 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#15 2 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#15 2 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#15 2 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#15 2 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#15 2 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#15 2 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#27 1 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#27 1 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#27 1 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#27 1 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#27 1 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#27 1 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#27 1 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#27 1 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#27 1 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#27 1 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#27 1 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#27 1 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#27 1 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#27 1 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#27 1 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#27 1 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#27 1 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#27 1 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#27 1 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#27 1 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#27 1 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#27 1 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#27 1 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#27 1 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#27 1 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#27 1 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#27 1 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#54 0 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#54 0 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#54 0 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#54 0 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#54 0 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#54 0 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#54 0 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#54 0 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#54 0 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#54 0 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#54 0 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#54 0 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#54 0 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#54 0 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#54 0 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#54 0 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#54 0 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#54 0 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#54 0 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#54 0 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#54 0 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#54 0 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#54 0 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#54 0 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#54 0 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#54 0 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#54 0 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#54 0 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#54 0 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#54 0 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#54 0 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#54 0 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#54 0 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#54 0 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#54 0 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#54 0 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#54 0 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#54 0 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#54 0 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#54 0 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#54 0 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#54 0 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#54 0 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#54 0 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#54 0 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#54 0 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#54 0 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
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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.