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2014 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Bills Cosponsored

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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in the 113th Congress.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 675 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 588 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#3 528 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#4 525 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#5 495 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#6 487 Rep. Enyart [D-IL12]
#7 445 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#8 422 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#9 419 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#10 388 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#11 382 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#12 367 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#13 366 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#14 365 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#15 359 Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#16 351 Rep. Cramer [R-ND]
#17 350 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#18 342 Rep. Davis [R-IL13]
#19 339 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#20 337 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 331 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#22 329 Rep. Negrete McLeod [D-CA35]
#23 325 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#24 323 Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#25 318 Rep. Cotton [R-AR4]
#26 315 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#27 313 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#28 311 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#29 310 Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#30 308 Rep. Bentivolio [R-MI11]
#31 303 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#32 297 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#32 297 Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#34 295 Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#35 286 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#36 279 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#37 274 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#38 268 Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#39 257 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#40 244 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#41 241 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#42 239 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#42 239 Rep. Garcia [D-FL26]
#44 238 Rep. Pittenger [R-NC9]
#45 236 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#46 233 Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#47 230 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#48 228 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#49 223 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#50 222 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#51 220 Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#52 218 Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#53 217 Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#54 216 Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#55 211 Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#56 207 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#56 207 Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#58 204 Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#59 203 Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#60 196 Rep. Daines [R-MT]
#60 196 Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#62 195 Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#63 194 Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#64 188 Rep. Gallego [D-TX23]
#64 188 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#66 180 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#66 180 Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#68 178 Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#69 177 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#70 172 Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#71 169 Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#72 155 Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#73 153 Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#74 149 Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#75 139 Rep. Jolly [R-FL13]
#76 138 Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#76 138 Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#78 117 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#79 101 Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#80 66 Rep. McAllister [R-LA5]
#81 37 Rep. Clawson [R-FL19]
#82 2 Rep. Brat [R-VA7]
#83 1 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#84 0 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
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Additional Notes

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.