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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 113th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 14 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#16 3 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#16 3 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#16 3 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#16 3 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#2 6 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#2 6 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#2 6 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#20 2 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#20 2 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#20 2 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#20 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#20 2 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#20 2 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#20 2 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#20 2 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#20 2 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#20 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#20 2 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#20 2 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#20 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#20 2 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#34 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#34 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#34 1 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#34 1 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#34 1 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#34 1 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#34 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#34 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#34 1 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#34 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#34 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#34 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#34 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#34 1 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#34 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#34 1 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#34 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#34 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#34 1 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#34 1 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#5 5 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#5 5 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#5 5 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#54 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#54 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#54 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#54 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#54 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#54 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#54 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#54 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#54 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#54 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#54 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#54 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#54 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#54 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#54 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#54 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#54 0 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#54 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#54 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#54 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#54 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#54 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#54 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#54 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#54 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#54 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#54 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#8 4 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#8 4 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#8 4 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#8 4 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#8 4 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#8 4 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#8 4 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#8 4 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.