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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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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
highest score
#1 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#1 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#1 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#1 1 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#1 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#1 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#1 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#1 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#1 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#1 1 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#1 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#1 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#1 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#1 1 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#1 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#1 1 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#1 1 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#1 1 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#1 1 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#1 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#21 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#21 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#21 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#21 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#21 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#21 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#21 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#21 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#21 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#21 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#21 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#21 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#21 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#21 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#21 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#21 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#21 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#21 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#21 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#21 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#21 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#21 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#21 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#21 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#21 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#21 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#21 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#21 0 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#21 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#21 0 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#21 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#21 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#21 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#21 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#21 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#21 0 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#21 0 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#21 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#21 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#21 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#21 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#21 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#21 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#21 0 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#21 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#21 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#21 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#21 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#21 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#21 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#21 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#21 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#21 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#21 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#21 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
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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.