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2014 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Committee Positions

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.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Freshmen
most committee positions
#1 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#1 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#1 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#1 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27, 2013-2019]
#1 1 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#1 1 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#1 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#1 1 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#1 1 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#1 1 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#1 1 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#1 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#1 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#1 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#1 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#1 1 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#1 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#1 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#1 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#21 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#21 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#21 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#21 0 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#21 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#21 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#21 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#21 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#21 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#21 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#21 0 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#21 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#21 0 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#21 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#21 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#21 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#21 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#21 0 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#21 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#21 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#21 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#21 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#21 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#21 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#21 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#21 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#21 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#21 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#21 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#21 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#21 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#21 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#21 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#21 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#21 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#21 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#21 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#21 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#21 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#21 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#21 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#21 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#21 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#21 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#21 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#21 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#21 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#21 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#21 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#21 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#21 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#21 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#21 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#21 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#21 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#21 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
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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.