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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 bills
#1 7 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#1 7 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#1 7 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#1 7 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#1 7 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#6 6 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#6 6 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#6 6 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
#6 6 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#10 5 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#10 5 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#10 5 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#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. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#14 4 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#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. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#24 3 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#24 3 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#24 3 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#24 3 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#24 3 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#24 3 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#24 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#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]
#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. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#36 2 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#36 2 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#36 2 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#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]
#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. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#36 2 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#36 2 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27]
#36 2 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#36 2 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#36 2 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#36 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#36 2 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#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]
#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. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#63 1 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#63 1 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#63 1 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#63 1 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#76 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#76 0 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#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]
#76 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
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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.

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.