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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency bills that we identified in the 113th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Freshmen
most supportive
#1 4 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#2 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#2 2 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#2 2 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 2 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#6 1 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#6 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#6 1 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#6 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#6 1 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#6 1 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#6 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#6 1 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#6 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#6 1 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#6 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#6 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#6 1 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#6 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#6 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#21 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#21 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#21 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#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. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#21 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#21 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#21 0 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#21 0 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#21 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#21 0 Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#21 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#21 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#21 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#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. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#21 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#21 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#21 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#21 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#21 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#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. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#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. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#21 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#21 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#21 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#21 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#21 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#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 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#21 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#21 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#21 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#21 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#21 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#21 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#21 0 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#21 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#21 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#21 0 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#21 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#21 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
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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.