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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, accountability, and effectiveness 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 often
#1 4 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#2 2 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 2 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#2 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#2 2 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#6 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#6 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#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, 2013-2018]
#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]
#21 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#21 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#21 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#21 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#21 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#21 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 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. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#21 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#21 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#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]
#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 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#21 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#21 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#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. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#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. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#21 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#21 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#21 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#21 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#21 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#21 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#21 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#21 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#21 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#21 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#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]
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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.

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.