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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]
#10 17 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#10 17 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#10 17 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#10 17 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#10 17 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#15 16 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#15 16 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#15 16 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#15 16 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#15 16 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#2 32 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#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. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#24 13 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#24 13 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#24 13 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#24 13 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#24 13 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#24 13 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#3 23 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#3 23 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#31 12 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#31 12 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#33 11 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#33 11 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#33 11 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#33 11 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#37 10 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#37 10 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#37 10 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#37 10 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#41 9 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#41 9 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#41 9 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#41 9 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#41 9 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#41 9 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#47 8 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#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. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#47 8 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#47 8 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#47 8 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#47 8 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#5 22 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#5 22 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#56 7 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#56 7 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#56 7 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#56 7 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#56 7 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#56 7 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#62 6 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#62 6 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#62 6 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#62 6 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#62 6 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#62 6 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#62 6 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#62 6 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#7 19 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#7 19 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#70 5 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#70 5 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#70 5 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#70 5 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#74 4 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#74 4 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#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]
#9 18 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
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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.