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2014 Report Cards: Competitive House Seats

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015), as of Jan 12, 2015.

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Bills Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

Competitive House Seats
most bills
#1 7 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#2 5 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#3 4 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#3 4 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#3 4 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#6 3 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#6 3 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#6 3 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#6 3 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#6 3 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#11 2 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#11 2 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#11 2 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#11 2 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#11 2 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#11 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#17 1 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#17 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#17 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#17 1 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#17 1 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#17 1 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#17 1 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#17 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#17 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#17 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#17 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#28 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#28 0 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#28 0 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#28 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#28 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#28 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#28 0 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#28 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#28 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#28 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#28 0 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#28 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#28 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#28 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#28 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#28 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#28 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
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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.

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 the 113th Congress) 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.