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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 6 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#1 6 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#3 5 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#3 5 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#3 5 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#3 5 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#7 4 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#7 4 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#7 4 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#7 4 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#7 4 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#12 3 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#12 3 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#12 3 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#12 3 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#12 3 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#12 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#12 3 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#12 3 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#12 3 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#12 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#22 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#22 2 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#22 2 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#22 2 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#22 2 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#22 2 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#22 2 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#22 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#22 2 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#22 2 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#22 2 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#22 2 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#22 2 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#22 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#22 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#22 2 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#22 2 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#39 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#39 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#39 1 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#39 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#39 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#39 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#39 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#39 1 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#39 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#39 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#39 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#39 1 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#39 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#39 1 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#39 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#39 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#39 1 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#39 1 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#39 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#39 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#39 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#39 1 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#39 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#39 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#39 1 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#39 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#39 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#39 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#68 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#68 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#68 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#68 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#68 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#68 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#68 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#68 0 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#68 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#68 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#68 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#68 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#68 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#68 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#68 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#68 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#68 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.

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.