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2014 Report Cards
House Sophomores / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 113th Congress.

House Sophomores
most cosponsors
#1 1042 Rep. Grimm [R-NY11]
#2 917 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#3 813 Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#4 704 Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#5 687 Rep. Young [R-IN9]
#6 629 Rep. Gibson [R-NY19]
#7 598 Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#8 470 Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#9 423 Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#10 409 Rep. Meehan [R-PA7]
#11 394 Rep. Heck [R-NV3]
#12 363 Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#13 358 Rep. Griffin [R-AR2]
#14 352 Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#15 343 Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#15 343 Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#17 341 Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#18 340 Rep. Rokita [R-IN4]
#19 320 Rep. Ribble [R-WI8]
#20 313 Rep. Gardner [R-CO4]
#21 312 Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#22 282 Rep. Huizenga [R-MI2]
#23 281 Rep. Long [R-MO7]
#24 279 Rep. Yoder [R-KS3]
#25 268 Rep. Benishek [R-MI1]
#26 266 Rep. Nugent [R-FL11]
#27 257 Rep. Barber [D-AZ2]
#28 253 Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#29 252 Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#30 248 Rep. Hanna [R-NY22]
#31 220 Rep. Bucshon [R-IN8]
#32 219 Rep. Hultgren [R-IL14]
#33 216 Rep. Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1]
#34 199 Rep. Duncan [R-SC3]
#34 199 Rep. Pompeo [R-KS4]
#36 198 Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#37 196 Rep. Labrador [R-ID1]
#38 195 Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#39 192 Rep. Roby [R-AL2]
#40 179 Rep. Scott [R-GA8]
#41 176 Rep. Maffei [D-NY24]
#42 172 Rep. Palazzo [R-MS4]
#43 171 Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#44 164 Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#45 163 Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#46 160 Rep. Harris [R-MD1]
#47 159 Rep. Southerland [R-FL2]
#48 158 Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#49 151 Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#50 148 Rep. Womack [R-AR3]
#51 141 Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#52 132 Rep. Hartzler [R-MO4]
#53 131 Rep. Flores [R-TX17]
#54 129 Rep. Stockman [R-TX36]
#55 127 Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#56 122 Rep. Tipton [R-CO3]
#57 121 Rep. Amash [R-MI3]
#57 121 Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#59 117 Rep. Runyan [R-NJ3]
#60 110 Rep. Brooks [R-AL5]
#61 109 Rep. DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#62 102 Rep. Rigell [R-VA2]
#63 100 Rep. Huelskamp [R-KS1]
#63 100 Rep. Mulvaney [R-SC5]
#65 98 Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#65 98 Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#65 98 Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#68 97 Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#69 92 Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#70 91 Rep. Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#71 89 Rep. Gibbs [R-OH7]
#72 87 Rep. Johnson [R-OH6]
#73 81 Rep. Nunnelee [R-MS1]
#74 79 Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#74 79 Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#76 75 Rep. Lankford [R-OK5]
#77 68 Rep. Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#78 65 Rep. Gowdy [R-SC4]
#79 53 Rep. Hurt [R-VA5]
#80 43 Rep. Webster [R-FL10]
#81 35 Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#82 25 Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
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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.