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2014 Report Cards: House Sophomores

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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Bills Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

House Sophomores
most often
#1 13 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#13 4 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#13 4 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#13 4 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#16 3 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#16 3 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#16 3 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#16 3 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#16 3 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#16 3 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#16 3 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#16 3 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#16 3 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#2 11 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#25 2 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#25 2 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#25 2 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#25 2 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#25 2 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#25 2 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#25 2 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#25 2 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#25 2 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#25 2 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#25 2 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#25 2 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#25 2 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#25 2 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#25 2 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#25 2 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#25 2 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#25 2 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#25 2 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#25 2 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#25 2 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#25 2 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#25 2 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#25 2 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#3 7 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#3 7 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#3 7 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#49 1 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#49 1 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#49 1 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#49 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#49 1 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#49 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#49 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#49 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#49 1 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#49 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#49 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#49 1 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#49 1 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#49 1 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#49 1 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#49 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#49 1 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#49 1 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#6 5 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#6 5 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#6 5 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#6 5 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#6 5 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#6 5 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#6 5 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#68 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#68 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#68 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#68 0 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#68 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#68 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#68 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#68 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#68 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#68 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#68 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#68 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#68 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#68 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#68 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
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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.