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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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 113th Congress.

House Freshmen
most cosponsors
#1 1535 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 615 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#3 398 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#4 388 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#5 355 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#6 312 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#7 311 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#8 309 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#9 308 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#10 306 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#11 298 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#12 249 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#13 240 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#14 228 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#15 226 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#16 222 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#17 218 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#18 213 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#19 209 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#20 207 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#21 202 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#22 183 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#23 181 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#23 181 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#25 180 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 179 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#27 177 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#28 168 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#29 157 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#29 157 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#31 155 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#32 153 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#33 147 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#34 145 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#35 144 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#36 143 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#37 141 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#38 139 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#39 133 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#40 132 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#41 131 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#42 130 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#43 127 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#44 124 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#45 121 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#46 120 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#47 119 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#48 118 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#49 116 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#50 113 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#51 101 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#52 99 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#53 95 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#53 95 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#55 93 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#56 92 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#56 92 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#58 89 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#58 89 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#60 85 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#61 83 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#62 82 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#62 82 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#64 80 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#65 74 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#66 62 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#67 50 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#67 50 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#69 46 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#70 45 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#71 36 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#72 23 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#73 22 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#74 12 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#75 11 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#76 6 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#77 5 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#78 4 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#79 2 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#80 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#80 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#80 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#80 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#80 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
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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.