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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 113th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Sophomores
most bills
#1 12 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#2 5 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#2 5 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#4 4 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#4 4 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#6 3 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#6 3 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#6 3 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#6 3 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#6 3 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#6 3 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#6 3 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#6 3 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#6 3 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#6 3 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#6 3 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#6 3 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#6 3 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#6 3 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#20 2 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#20 2 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#20 2 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#20 2 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#20 2 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#20 2 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#20 2 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#20 2 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#20 2 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#20 2 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#20 2 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#20 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#20 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#20 2 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#20 2 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#20 2 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#20 2 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#20 2 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#20 2 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#39 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#39 1 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#39 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#39 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#39 1 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#39 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#39 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#39 1 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#39 1 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#39 1 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#39 1 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#39 1 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#39 1 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#39 1 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#39 1 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#39 1 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#39 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#39 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#59 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
#59 0 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#59 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#59 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#59 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#59 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#59 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#59 0 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#59 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#59 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#59 0 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27]
#59 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#59 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#59 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#59 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#59 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#59 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#59 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#59 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#59 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#59 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#59 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#59 0 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#59 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.