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2014 Report Cards
Safe House Seats / Writing Bipartisan Bills

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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Writing 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 introduced by each legislator in the 113th Congress which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

Safe House Seats
highest % of bills
#1 100.0% Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#2 90.9% Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#3 85.7% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#4 84.2% Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#5 83.3% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#6 81.8% Rep. Hanna [R-NY22]
#7 78.3% Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#8 76.9% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#9 76.2% Rep. Gerlach [R-PA6]
#9 76.2% Rep. Schock [R-IL18]
#11 75.0% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#11 75.0% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#13 73.3% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#14 73.1% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#15 69.7% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#16 68.8% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#17 67.7% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#18 66.7% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#18 66.7% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#20 65.0% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#21 63.6% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#21 63.6% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#21 63.6% Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#21 63.6% Rep. Meehan [R-PA7]
#25 63.4% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#26 62.5% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#26 62.5% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#26 62.5% Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#29 61.9% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#30 61.5% Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#30 61.5% Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#30 61.5% Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#33 60.7% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#34 60.0% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#35 58.8% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#36 58.6% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#37 58.3% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#37 58.3% Rep. Huizenga [R-MI2]
#37 58.3% Rep. Hultgren [R-IL14]
#37 58.3% Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#41 57.9% Rep. Moran [D-VA8]
#42 57.1% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#43 56.3% Rep. Harper [R-MS3]
#44 55.8% Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#45 54.5% Rep. Bucshon [R-IN8]
#45 54.5% Rep. Hall [R-TX4]
#45 54.5% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#45 54.5% Rep. Rogers [R-MI8]
#49 53.6% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#50 53.3% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#51 53.2% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#52 52.6% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#53 52.4% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#54 52.2% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#55 51.9% Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#56 50.0% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#56 50.0% Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#56 50.0% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#56 50.0% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#56 50.0% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#56 50.0% Rep. Lummis [R-WY]
#56 50.0% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#56 50.0% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#56 50.0% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#65 49.1% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#66 48.4% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#67 48.0% Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#68 47.8% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#69 47.4% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#70 47.1% Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#71 46.7% Rep. Bachmann [R-MN6]
#71 46.7% Rep. Ribble [R-WI8]
#73 46.2% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#74 45.5% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#74 45.5% Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#76 44.4% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#76 44.4% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#76 44.4% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#79 43.8% Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#79 43.8% Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#81 42.9% Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#81 42.9% Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#81 42.9% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#84 41.7% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#84 41.7% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#84 41.7% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#84 41.7% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#84 41.7% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#89 40.0% Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#89 40.0% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#89 40.0% Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#92 38.8% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#93 38.5% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#93 38.5% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#93 38.5% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#93 38.5% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#93 38.5% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#98 38.1% Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#98 38.1% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#98 38.1% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#101 37.5% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#102 36.8% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#102 36.8% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#104 36.5% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#105 36.4% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#105 36.4% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#105 36.4% Rep. Matheson [D-UT4]
#105 36.4% Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
#105 36.4% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#110 36.0% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#111 35.7% Rep. Flores [R-TX17]
#111 35.7% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#113 35.3% Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#113 35.3% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#115 35.0% Rep. Camp [R-MI4]
#115 35.0% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#117 34.8% Rep. Terry [R-NE2]
#118 33.3% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#118 33.3% Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#118 33.3% Rep. Gardner [R-CO4]
#118 33.3% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#118 33.3% Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#118 33.3% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#118 33.3% Rep. Petri [R-WI6]
#118 33.3% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#118 33.3% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#118 33.3% Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#128 32.3% Rep. Cassidy [R-LA6]
#129 32.1% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#130 32.0% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#131 31.8% Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#132 31.7% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#133 31.6% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#133 31.6% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#135 31.3% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#136 31.0% Rep. Chaffetz [R-UT3]
#137 30.8% Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#137 30.8% Rep. Roe [R-TN1]
#137 30.8% Rep. Schwartz [D-PA13]
#137 30.8% Rep. Tipton [R-CO3]
#137 30.8% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#142 30.0% Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#143 29.6% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#144 29.4% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#144 29.4% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#146 28.6% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#146 28.6% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#146 28.6% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#149 28.0% Rep. Gingrey [R-GA11]
#150 27.8% Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#150 27.8% Rep. Sablan [D-MP]
#152 27.3% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#152 27.3% Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#152 27.3% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#152 27.3% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#152 27.3% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#152 27.3% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#158 26.9% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#158 26.9% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#158 26.9% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#161 26.7% Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#161 26.7% Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#163 26.3% Rep. Peters [D-MI14]
#163 26.3% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#165 26.1% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#165 26.1% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#167 25.8% Rep. Braley [D-IA1]
#168 25.0% Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#168 25.0% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#168 25.0% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#168 25.0% Rep. Hastings [R-WA4]
#168 25.0% Rep. Noem [R-SD]
#173 24.4% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#174 24.0% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#175 23.5% Rep. Carney [D-DE]
#175 23.5% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#175 23.5% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#178 23.1% Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#178 23.1% Rep. Maffei [D-NY24]
#178 23.1% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#178 23.1% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#182 22.7% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#182 22.7% Rep. Nugent [R-FL11]
#184 22.2% Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#184 22.2% Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#186 21.4% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR]
#186 21.4% Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#186 21.4% Rep. Welch [D-VT]
#189 20.7% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#190 20.0% Rep. Broun [R-GA10]
#190 20.0% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#190 20.0% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#190 20.0% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#190 20.0% Rep. Holt [D-NJ12]
#190 20.0% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#190 20.0% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#190 20.0% Rep. Young [R-AK]
#198 19.2% Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#199 18.9% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#200 18.8% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#200 18.8% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#200 18.8% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#203 18.5% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#204 18.2% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#204 18.2% Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#204 18.2% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#207 17.6% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#207 17.6% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#209 16.7% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#209 16.7% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#209 16.7% Rep. McKeon [R-CA25]
#209 16.7% Rep. Miller [D-CA11]
#209 16.7% Rep. Mulvaney [R-SC5]
#214 16.0% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#215 15.8% Rep. Bentivolio [R-MI11]
#215 15.8% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#217 15.4% Rep. Harris [R-MD1]
#217 15.4% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#217 15.4% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#220 14.3% Rep. Fleming [R-LA4]
#220 14.3% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#220 14.3% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#223 13.8% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#224 13.6% Rep. Daines [R-MT]
#225 13.3% Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#225 13.3% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#225 13.3% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#225 13.3% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#225 13.3% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#230 12.9% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#231 12.5% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#232 11.8% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#233 11.4% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#234 11.1% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#235 10.4% Rep. Norton [D-DC]
#236 9.1% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#237 8.3% Rep. Duncan [R-SC3]
#238 7.9% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#239 7.7% Rep. Kingston [R-GA1]
#240 7.1% Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#240 7.1% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#242 6.7% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#243 6.3% Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#244 5.6% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#245 5.3% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#246 5.2% Rep. Stockman [R-TX36]
#247 1.0% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#248 0.0% Rep. Christensen [D-VI]
#248 0.0% Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#248 0.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.