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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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

House Sophomores
most bipartisan
#1 48.3% Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#2 45.9% Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#3 43.2% Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#4 42.6% Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#5 37.9% Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#6 36.5% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#7 36.2% Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#8 36.1% Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#9 35.2% Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#10 34.2% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#11 33.5% Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#12 33.2% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#13 31.2% Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#14 31.0% Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#15 25.4% Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#16 25.3% Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#17 24.9% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#18 24.6% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#19 22.7% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#20 20.8% Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#21 20.3% Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#22 19.6% Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#23 18.5% Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
#24 17.7% Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#25 17.4% Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#26 16.8% Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#27 15.1% Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#28 14.3% Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#29 13.4% Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27]
#30 13.2% Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#31 13.0% Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#32 12.8% Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#33 12.7% Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#34 12.3% Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#35 12.2% Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#36 11.8% Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#37 11.2% Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#38 11.1% Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#39 10.7% Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#40 10.4% Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#41 10.2% Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#42 10.1% Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#43 9.8% Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#44 9.6% Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#45 9.5% Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#46 9.4% Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#47 9.3% Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#48 9.0% Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#49 8.5% Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#50 8.0% Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#51 7.6% Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#52 7.4% Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#53 7.4% Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#54 7.3% Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#55 7.2% Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#56 7.1% Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#57 7.1% Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#58 6.9% Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#59 6.3% Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#60 6.3% Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#61 6.1% Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#62 6.1% Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#63 5.7% Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#64 5.6% Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#65 5.6% Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#66 5.4% Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#67 5.3% Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#68 5.2% Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#69 5.2% Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#70 4.9% Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#71 4.8% Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#72 4.8% Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#73 4.7% Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#74 4.6% Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#75 4.4% Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#76 4.1% Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#77 3.8% Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#78 3.6% Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#79 3.6% Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#80 3.5% Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#81 2.4% Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#82 1.4% Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.