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2014 Report Cards
House Sophomores / Bills Cosponsored

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.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in the 113th Congress.

House Sophomores
most bills
#1 560 Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#2 555 Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#3 465 Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#4 427 Rep. Johnson [R-OH6]
#5 423 Rep. Griffin [R-AR2]
#6 366 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#7 328 Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#7 328 Rep. Long [R-MO7]
#9 327 Rep. Duncan [R-SC3]
#9 327 Rep. Hanna [R-NY22]
#11 324 Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#12 323 Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#13 319 Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#14 318 Rep. Grimm [R-NY11]
#15 316 Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#16 313 Rep. Ribble [R-WI8]
#17 312 Rep. Gibson [R-NY19]
#18 304 Rep. Rokita [R-IN4]
#19 300 Rep. Stockman [R-TX36]
#20 299 Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#21 296 Rep. Mulvaney [R-SC5]
#22 294 Rep. Benishek [R-MI1]
#23 285 Rep. Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1]
#24 280 Rep. Nunnelee [R-MS1]
#25 273 Rep. Huizenga [R-MI2]
#26 269 Rep. Barber [D-AZ2]
#26 269 Rep. Hartzler [R-MO4]
#28 261 Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#28 261 Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#28 261 Rep. Nugent [R-FL11]
#31 257 Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#32 255 Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#32 255 Rep. Harris [R-MD1]
#34 252 Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#34 252 Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#36 249 Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#37 248 Rep. Southerland [R-FL2]
#38 245 Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#39 244 Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#40 243 Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#41 242 Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#42 233 Rep. Maffei [D-NY24]
#43 224 Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#43 224 Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#45 222 Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#46 221 Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#47 220 Rep. Scott [R-GA8]
#48 219 Rep. Flores [R-TX17]
#49 217 Rep. Bucshon [R-IN8]
#49 217 Rep. Heck [R-NV3]
#51 216 Rep. Huelskamp [R-KS1]
#52 215 Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#53 209 Rep. Young [R-IN9]
#54 204 Rep. Palazzo [R-MS4]
#55 203 Rep. Pompeo [R-KS4]
#56 200 Rep. Meehan [R-PA7]
#57 198 Rep. Gardner [R-CO4]
#58 195 Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#59 194 Rep. Gibbs [R-OH7]
#59 194 Rep. Tipton [R-CO3]
#61 193 Rep. Lankford [R-OK5]
#61 193 Rep. Yoder [R-KS3]
#63 192 Rep. Womack [R-AR3]
#64 189 Rep. Brooks [R-AL5]
#65 188 Rep. Hultgren [R-IL14]
#66 182 Rep. Runyan [R-NJ3]
#67 180 Rep. DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#68 177 Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#69 173 Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#70 169 Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#71 149 Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#71 149 Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#73 146 Rep. Gowdy [R-SC4]
#74 142 Rep. Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#75 136 Rep. Labrador [R-ID1]
#76 134 Rep. Rigell [R-VA2]
#76 134 Rep. Webster [R-FL10]
#78 132 Rep. Roby [R-AL2]
#79 119 Rep. Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#80 109 Rep. Hurt [R-VA5]
#81 80 Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#82 76 Rep. Amash [R-MI3]
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Additional Notes

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.