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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. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#3 23 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#5 22 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#5 22 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#7 19 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#7 19 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#9 18 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#10 17 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#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]
#15 16 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#15 16 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#15 16 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#15 16 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#15 16 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#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. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#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]
#31 12 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#31 12 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#33 11 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#33 11 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#33 11 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#33 11 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#37 10 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#37 10 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#37 10 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#37 10 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#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 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#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]
#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. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#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]
#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. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#79 2 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#81 1 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#82 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#82 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#82 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
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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.