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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 a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 6 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#2 5 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#2 5 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#4 3 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#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]
#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]
#9 2 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#9 2 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#9 2 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#9 2 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#9 2 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#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]
#24 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#24 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#24 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#24 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#24 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#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. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#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]
#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]
#46 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#46 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#46 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#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 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#46 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#46 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#46 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#46 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#46 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#46 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#46 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#46 0 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#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. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#46 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#46 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#46 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#46 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#46 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#46 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#46 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#46 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#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]
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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.