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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

Competitive House Seats
most committee positions
#1 5 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#1 5 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#21 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 0 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#21 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#21 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#21 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#21 0 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#21 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#21 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#21 0 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#21 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#21 0 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#21 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#21 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#21 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#21 0 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#21 0 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#3 2 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#3 2 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#3 2 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#6 1 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#6 1 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#6 1 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#6 1 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#6 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#6 1 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#6 1 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#6 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#6 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#6 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#6 1 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#6 1 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#6 1 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#6 1 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#6 1 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
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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 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.