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2014 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

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

House Freshmen
most cosponsors
#1 1535 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 615 Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#3 398 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#4 388 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#5 355 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#6 312 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#7 311 Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#8 309 Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#9 308 Rep. Garcia [D-FL26]
#10 306 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#11 298 Rep. Davis [R-IL13]
#12 249 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#13 240 Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#14 228 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#15 226 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#16 222 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#17 218 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#18 213 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#19 209 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#20 207 Rep. Bentivolio [R-MI11]
#21 202 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#22 183 Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#23 181 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#23 181 Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#25 180 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 179 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#27 177 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#28 168 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#29 157 Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#29 157 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#31 155 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#32 153 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#33 147 Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#34 145 Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#35 144 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#36 143 Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#37 141 Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#38 139 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#39 133 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#40 132 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#41 131 Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#42 130 Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#43 127 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#44 124 Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#45 121 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#46 120 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#47 119 Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#48 118 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#49 116 Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#50 113 Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#51 101 Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#52 99 Rep. Pittenger [R-NC9]
#53 95 Rep. Daines [R-MT]
#53 95 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#55 93 Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#56 92 Rep. Cotton [R-AR4]
#56 92 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#58 89 Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#58 89 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#60 85 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#61 83 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#62 82 Rep. Enyart [D-IL12]
#62 82 Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#64 80 Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#65 74 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#66 62 Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#67 50 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#67 50 Rep. Negrete McLeod [D-CA35]
#69 46 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#70 45 Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#71 36 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#72 23 Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#73 22 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#74 12 Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#75 11 Rep. Gallego [D-TX23]
#76 6 Rep. Jolly [R-FL13]
#77 5 Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#78 4 Rep. Cramer [R-ND]
#79 2 Rep. Clawson [R-FL19]
#80 0 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#80 0 Rep. Brat [R-VA7]
#80 0 Rep. McAllister [R-LA5]
#80 0 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#80 0 Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
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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.