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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. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#2 5 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#4 4 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#4 4 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#6 3 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#6 3 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#6 3 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#6 3 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#6 3 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#6 3 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#6 3 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#6 3 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#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]
#20 2 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#20 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#20 2 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#20 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#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]
#20 2 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#20 2 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#20 2 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#20 2 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#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]
#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]
#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. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#39 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#39 1 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#39 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#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]
#59 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#59 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#59 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#59 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#59 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#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]
#59 0 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#59 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
#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. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#59 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#59 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#59 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#59 0 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27]
#59 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#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. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
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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.