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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 Out of Committee

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

House Freshmen
most often
#1 6 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#2 5 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#2 5 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#4 3 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#4 3 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#4 3 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#4 3 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#4 3 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#9 2 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#9 2 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#9 2 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#9 2 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#9 2 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#9 2 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#9 2 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#9 2 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#9 2 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#9 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#9 2 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#9 2 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#9 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#9 2 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#9 2 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#24 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#24 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#24 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#24 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#24 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#24 1 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#24 1 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#24 1 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#24 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#24 1 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#24 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#24 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#24 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#24 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#24 1 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#24 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#24 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#46 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#46 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#46 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#46 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#46 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#46 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#46 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#46 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#46 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#46 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#46 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#46 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#46 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#46 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#46 0 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#46 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#46 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#46 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#46 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#46 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#46 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#46 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#46 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#46 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#46 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#46 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#46 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#46 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#46 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#46 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#46 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#46 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#46 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#46 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#46 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#46 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#46 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#46 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#46 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
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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.