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2014 Report Cards
Safe House Seats / Joining 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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Joining 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 cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

Safe House Seats
most often
#1 71.2% Rep. Matheson [D-UT4]
#2 60.7% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#3 59.0% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#4 58.8% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#5 57.0% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#6 52.7% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#7 50.2% Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#8 49.7% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#9 49.2% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#10 48.7% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#11 47.6% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#12 46.0% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#13 46.0% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#14 46.0% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#15 45.9% Rep. Maffei [D-NY24]
#16 45.6% Rep. Braley [D-IA1]
#17 45.4% Rep. Peters [D-MI14]
#18 45.0% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#19 44.8% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#20 44.4% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#21 43.9% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#22 43.3% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#23 42.6% Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#24 42.4% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#25 42.3% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#26 42.2% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#27 41.3% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#28 40.9% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#29 40.8% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#30 40.4% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#31 39.6% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#32 39.5% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#33 39.4% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#34 39.4% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#35 39.3% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#36 39.1% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#37 38.9% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#38 38.4% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#39 37.9% Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#40 37.8% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#41 37.5% Rep. McCarthy [D-NY4]
#42 36.6% Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#43 36.5% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#44 36.5% Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#45 36.4% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#46 36.4% Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#47 36.3% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#48 36.2% Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#49 36.1% Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#50 36.1% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#51 36.0% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#52 36.0% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#53 35.8% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#54 35.6% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#55 35.6% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#56 35.4% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#57 35.4% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#58 35.0% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#59 34.7% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#60 34.2% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#61 33.9% Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#62 33.9% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#63 33.7% Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#64 33.5% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#65 33.5% Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#66 33.5% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#67 33.2% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#68 33.2% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#69 33.0% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#70 32.9% Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#71 32.8% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#72 32.6% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#73 32.6% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#74 32.5% Rep. Pastor [D-AZ7]
#75 32.5% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#76 32.2% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#77 32.2% Rep. Schwartz [D-PA13]
#78 32.1% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#79 32.1% Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#80 32.0% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#81 31.9% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#82 31.8% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#83 31.5% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#84 31.4% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#85 31.2% Rep. Hanna [R-NY22]
#86 31.1% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#87 31.1% Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#88 31.1% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#89 31.0% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#90 30.6% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#91 30.4% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#92 30.4% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#93 30.1% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#94 30.1% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#95 30.1% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#96 30.0% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#97 30.0% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#98 29.9% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#99 29.9% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#100 29.7% Rep. Clawson [R-FL19]
#101 29.5% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#102 29.5% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#103 29.5% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#104 29.4% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#105 29.4% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#106 29.3% Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#107 29.1% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#108 29.1% Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#109 29.1% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#110 29.0% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#111 28.9% Rep. Negrete McLeod [D-CA35]
#112 28.6% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#113 28.3% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#114 28.2% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#115 28.2% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#116 27.9% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#117 27.7% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#118 27.7% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#118 27.7% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#120 27.6% Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#121 27.6% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#122 27.6% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#123 27.5% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#124 27.4% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#125 27.3% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#126 26.8% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#127 26.7% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#128 26.7% Rep. Moran [D-VA8]
#129 26.6% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#130 26.6% Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#131 26.5% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#132 26.4% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#133 26.3% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#134 25.8% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#135 25.8% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#136 25.6% Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#137 25.4% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#138 25.4% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#139 25.4% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#140 25.4% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#140 25.4% Rep. Rigell [R-VA2]
#142 25.2% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#143 25.2% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#144 25.1% Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#145 25.0% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#146 25.0% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#147 24.9% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#148 24.9% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#149 24.7% Rep. Waxman [D-CA33]
#150 24.7% Rep. Petri [R-WI6]
#151 24.6% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#152 24.6% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#153 24.6% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#154 24.6% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#155 24.1% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#156 23.8% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#157 23.7% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#158 23.6% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#159 23.5% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#160 23.5% Rep. Holt [D-NJ12]
#161 23.2% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#162 23.2% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#163 23.2% Rep. Faleomavaega [D-AS0]
#164 23.1% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#165 22.7% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#165 22.7% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#167 22.7% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#168 22.3% Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#169 22.1% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#170 22.1% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#171 21.6% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#172 21.6% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#173 21.4% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#174 21.1% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#175 21.1% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#176 21.1% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#177 21.1% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#178 21.1% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#179 21.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#180 20.9% Rep. Lance [R-NJ7]
#181 20.8% Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#182 20.8% Rep. Gerlach [R-PA6]
#183 20.7% Rep. Miller [D-CA11]
#184 20.4% Rep. Sablan [D-MP0]
#185 20.3% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#186 20.3% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#187 20.1% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#188 20.1% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#189 19.7% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#190 19.6% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#190 19.6% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#192 19.6% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#193 19.0% Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#194 18.8% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#195 18.5% Rep. Meehan [R-PA7]
#196 18.3% Rep. Rooney [R-FL17]
#197 18.2% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#198 18.1% Rep. Schock [R-IL18]
#199 17.8% Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#200 17.7% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#201 17.7% Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#202 17.5% Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#203 17.4% Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#204 17.4% Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#205 17.3% Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#206 17.2% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#207 17.1% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#208 16.9% Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#208 16.9% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#210 16.8% Rep. Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#211 16.5% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#212 16.4% Rep. Coble [R-NC6]
#213 16.3% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#214 16.2% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#215 16.1% Rep. Christensen [D-VI0]
#216 15.7% Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#217 15.7% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#218 15.6% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#219 15.6% Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#220 15.5% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#221 15.4% Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#222 15.4% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#223 15.3% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#224 15.2% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#225 15.2% Rep. McAllister [R-LA5]
#225 15.2% Rep. McKeon [R-CA25]
#227 15.1% Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#228 15.0% Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#229 15.0% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#230 14.8% Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#231 14.6% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#232 14.3% Rep. Bachus [R-AL6]
#233 14.2% Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#234 14.2% Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#235 14.0% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#236 14.0% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#237 13.9% Rep. Rogers [R-MI8]
#238 13.9% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#239 13.7% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#240 13.6% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#241 13.4% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#242 13.4% Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#243 13.2% Rep. Amash [R-MI3]
#244 13.1% Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#245 13.0% Rep. Bentivolio [R-MI11]
#246 13.0% Rep. Yoder [R-KS3]
#247 12.9% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#248 12.8% Rep. Ribble [R-WI8]
#249 12.7% Rep. Webster [R-FL10]
#250 12.6% Rep. Bachmann [R-MN6]
#251 12.3% Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#252 12.1% Rep. Campbell [R-CA45]
#253 12.1% Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#254 11.8% Rep. Terry [R-NE2]
#255 11.8% Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#256 11.6% Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#257 11.4% Rep. Harper [R-MS3]
#258 11.3% Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#259 11.3% Rep. Kline [R-MN2]
#260 11.2% Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#261 11.1% Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#262 11.1% Rep. Nugent [R-FL11]
#262 11.1% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#264 11.1% Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#265 10.8% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#266 10.7% Rep. Hastings [R-WA4]
#266 10.7% Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#268 10.7% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#269 10.5% Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#270 10.4% Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#271 10.2% Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#272 10.1% Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#273 10.1% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#274 10.0% Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#275 10.0% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#276 9.9% Rep. Cassidy [R-LA6]
#277 9.9% Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#278 9.9% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#279 9.8% Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#280 9.6% Rep. Guthrie [R-KY2]
#281 9.6% Rep. Hultgren [R-IL14]
#282 9.5% Rep. Scott [R-GA8]
#283 9.5% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#284 9.4% Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#285 9.4% Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#286 9.3% Rep. Stockman [R-TX36]
#287 9.3% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#288 9.2% Rep. Pittenger [R-NC9]
#289 9.1% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#290 9.1% Rep. Cramer [R-ND0]
#291 9.1% Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#292 9.0% Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#293 9.0% Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#294 9.0% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#295 8.9% Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#296 8.9% Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#297 8.9% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#298 8.7% Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#299 8.6% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#300 8.5% Rep. Chaffetz [R-UT3]
#301 8.5% Rep. Brooks [R-AL5]
#302 8.3% Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#303 8.1% Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#304 7.7% Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#305 7.7% Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#306 7.7% Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#307 7.7% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#308 7.6% Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#309 7.6% Rep. Roby [R-AL2]
#310 7.4% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#310 7.4% Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#312 7.4% Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#313 7.4% Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#314 7.4% Rep. Bucshon [R-IN8]
#315 7.4% Rep. Camp [R-MI4]
#316 7.3% Rep. Hurt [R-VA5]
#317 7.3% Rep. Mica [R-FL7]
#318 7.2% Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#319 7.2% Rep. Young [R-IN9]
#320 7.2% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#321 7.1% Rep. Daines [R-MT0]
#321 7.1% Rep. Nunnelee [R-MS1]
#323 7.1% Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#324 7.1% Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#325 6.9% Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#326 6.9% Rep. Palazzo [R-MS4]
#327 6.8% Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#328 6.8% Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#329 6.7% Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#330 6.7% Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#331 6.6% Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#332 6.6% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#333 6.5% Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#334 6.4% Rep. Roe [R-TN1]
#335 6.4% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#336 6.3% Rep. Hartzler [R-MO4]
#337 6.3% Rep. Harris [R-MD1]
#338 6.3% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#339 6.1% Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#340 6.1% Rep. Long [R-MO7]
#341 6.1% Rep. Gardner [R-CO4]
#342 6.0% Rep. Kingston [R-GA1]
#343 6.0% Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#344 5.9% Rep. Hall [R-TX4]
#344 5.9% Rep. Lummis [R-WY0]
#346 5.8% Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#347 5.8% Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#348 5.7% Rep. Mulvaney [R-SC5]
#349 5.7% Rep. Broun [R-GA10]
#350 5.7% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#351 5.6% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#352 5.6% Rep. DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#353 5.5% Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#354 5.4% Rep. Pompeo [R-KS4]
#355 5.3% Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#356 5.2% Rep. Womack [R-AR3]
#357 5.2% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#358 5.2% Rep. Tipton [R-CO3]
#359 5.1% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#360 5.0% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#361 4.9% Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#362 4.9% Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#363 4.9% Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#364 4.8% Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
#365 4.8% Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#366 4.8% Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#367 4.8% Rep. Gowdy [R-SC4]
#368 4.8% Rep. Huizenga [R-MI2]
#369 4.7% Rep. Lankford [R-OK5]
#370 4.6% Rep. Flores [R-TX17]
#371 4.5% Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#372 4.5% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#373 4.4% Rep. Labrador [R-ID1]
#374 4.1% Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#375 3.8% Rep. Gingrey [R-GA11]
#376 3.8% Rep. Cotton [R-AR4]
#377 3.8% Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#378 3.6% Rep. Rokita [R-IN4]
#379 3.6% Rep. Gibbs [R-OH7]
#380 3.6% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#381 3.6% Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#382 3.5% Rep. Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#383 3.4% Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#384 3.4% Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA3]
#385 3.0% Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#386 2.8% Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#387 2.7% Rep. Graves [R-GA14]
#388 2.4% Rep. Duncan [R-SC3]
#389 2.3% Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#390 2.3% Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#391 2.1% Rep. Fleming [R-LA4]
#392 1.9% Rep. Stutzman [R-IN3]
#393 1.4% Rep. Huelskamp [R-KS1]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored 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.