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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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GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in the 113th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Sophomores
most often
#1 4 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#2 2 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#3 1 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#3 1 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27]
#3 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#3 1 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#3 1 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#3 1 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#3 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#3 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#11 0 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#11 0 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#11 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#11 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#11 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#11 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#11 0 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#11 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#11 0 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#11 0 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#11 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#11 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#11 0 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#11 0 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#11 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#11 0 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#11 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#11 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#11 0 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#11 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#11 0 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#11 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#11 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#11 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#11 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#11 0 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#11 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#11 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#11 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#11 0 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#11 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#11 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]
#11 0 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#11 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#11 0 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#11 0 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#11 0 Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2, 2011-2014]
#11 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#11 0 Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]
#11 0 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#11 0 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#11 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#11 0 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#11 0 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#11 0 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3, 2011-2014]
#11 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
#11 0 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#11 0 Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1, 2011-2015]
#11 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#11 0 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#11 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#11 0 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#11 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#11 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#11 0 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#11 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#11 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#11 0 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#11 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
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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.

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.