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2014 Report Cards: House Freshmen

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 Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 57 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 32 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#3 23 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#3 23 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#5 22 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#5 22 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#7 19 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#7 19 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#9 18 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#10 17 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#10 17 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#10 17 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#10 17 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#10 17 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#15 16 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#15 16 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#15 16 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#15 16 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#15 16 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#20 15 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#21 14 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#21 14 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#21 14 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#24 13 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#24 13 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#24 13 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#24 13 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#24 13 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#24 13 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#24 13 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#31 12 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#31 12 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#33 11 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#33 11 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#33 11 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#33 11 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#37 10 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#37 10 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#37 10 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#37 10 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#41 9 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#41 9 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#41 9 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#41 9 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#41 9 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#41 9 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#47 8 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#47 8 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#47 8 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#47 8 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#47 8 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#47 8 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#47 8 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#47 8 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#47 8 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#56 7 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#56 7 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#56 7 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#56 7 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#56 7 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#56 7 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#62 6 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#62 6 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#62 6 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#62 6 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#62 6 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#62 6 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#62 6 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#62 6 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#70 5 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#70 5 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#70 5 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#70 5 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#74 4 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#74 4 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#74 4 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#77 3 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#77 3 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#79 2 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#79 2 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#81 1 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#82 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#82 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#82 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
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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.