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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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

House Freshmen
most bipartisan
#1 51.9% Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#2 50.2% Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#3 50.2% Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#4 46.5% Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#5 46.0% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#6 43.9% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#7 41.9% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#8 41.5% Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#9 41.5% Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#10 41.4% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#11 40.8% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#12 38.3% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#13 38.0% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#14 37.8% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#15 37.6% Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#16 36.6% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#17 36.5% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#18 36.4% Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#19 36.2% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#20 36.0% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#21 35.7% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#22 34.4% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#23 33.9% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#24 33.8% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#25 33.7% Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#26 32.9% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#27 32.6% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#28 32.1% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#29 32.0% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#30 31.1% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#31 30.6% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#32 30.1% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#33 30.0% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#34 30.0% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#35 29.7% Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#36 29.1% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#37 28.9% Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#38 26.7% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#39 26.6% Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#40 26.3% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#41 25.2% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#42 25.1% Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#43 24.6% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#44 24.1% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#45 23.8% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#46 22.7% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#47 22.3% Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#48 21.6% Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#49 18.7% Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#50 18.1% Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#51 17.5% Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#52 15.7% Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#53 15.2% Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#54 13.0% Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#55 11.6% Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#56 11.1% Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#57 10.5% Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#58 9.9% Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#59 9.4% Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#60 9.2% Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#61 9.1% Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#62 9.0% Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#63 8.8% Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#64 8.7% Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#65 8.1% Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#66 7.7% Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#67 7.7% Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#68 7.4% Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#69 7.4% Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#70 7.2% Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#71 7.1% Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#72 6.9% Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#73 6.7% Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#74 6.5% Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#75 6.1% Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#76 6.0% Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#77 5.8% Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#78 5.8% Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#79 3.8% Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#80 3.4% Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#81 3.0% Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.