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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

House Sophomores
most conservative
#1 0.94 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#2 0.92 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#3 0.91 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#4 0.90 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#5 0.90 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#6 0.88 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#7 0.87 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#8 0.87 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#9 0.86 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#10 0.86 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#11 0.86 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#12 0.85 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#13 0.85 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#14 0.85 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#15 0.84 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#16 0.84 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#17 0.84 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#18 0.84 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#19 0.84 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#20 0.83 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27]
#21 0.83 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#22 0.83 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#23 0.83 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#24 0.82 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#25 0.81 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#26 0.81 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#27 0.81 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#28 0.81 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#29 0.80 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#30 0.80 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#31 0.80 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#32 0.80 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#33 0.79 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#34 0.79 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#35 0.79 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#36 0.78 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#37 0.78 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#38 0.78 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#39 0.78 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#40 0.77 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#41 0.77 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#42 0.77 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#43 0.77 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#44 0.77 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#45 0.76 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#46 0.76 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#47 0.75 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#48 0.74 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#49 0.73 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#50 0.73 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#51 0.73 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#52 0.72 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#53 0.72 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#54 0.71 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#55 0.70 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#56 0.70 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#57 0.68 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#58 0.67 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#59 0.66 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#60 0.65 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
#61 0.63 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#62 0.62 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#63 0.61 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#64 0.61 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#65 0.61 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#66 0.60 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#67 0.57 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#68 0.45 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#69 0.44 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#70 0.43 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#71 0.42 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#72 0.38 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#73 0.37 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#74 0.37 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#75 0.33 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#76 0.31 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#77 0.30 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#78 0.30 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#79 0.24 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#80 0.21 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#81 0.16 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#82 0.15 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 113th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.