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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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The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Sophomores
most often
#1 7 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#1 7 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#1 7 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#1 7 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#1 7 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#6 6 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#6 6 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#6 6 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#6 6 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
#10 5 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#10 5 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#10 5 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#10 5 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#14 4 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#14 4 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#14 4 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#14 4 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#14 4 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#14 4 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#14 4 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#14 4 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#14 4 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#14 4 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#24 3 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#24 3 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#24 3 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#24 3 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#24 3 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#24 3 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#24 3 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#24 3 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#24 3 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#24 3 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#24 3 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#24 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#36 2 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#36 2 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#36 2 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#36 2 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#36 2 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#36 2 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#36 2 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#36 2 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#36 2 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#36 2 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#36 2 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#36 2 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#36 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#36 2 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#36 2 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#36 2 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#36 2 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#36 2 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#36 2 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#36 2 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#36 2 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#36 2 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#36 2 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#36 2 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#36 2 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#36 2 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#36 2 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#63 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#63 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#63 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#63 1 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#63 1 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#63 1 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#63 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#63 1 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#63 1 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#63 1 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#63 1 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#63 1 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#63 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#76 0 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#76 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#76 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#76 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#76 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#76 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#76 0 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
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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.