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2014 Report Cards
California Delegation / 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.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 730 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#2 662 Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#3 588 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#4 525 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#5 495 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#6 486 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#7 471 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#8 422 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#9 419 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#10 412 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#11 388 Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#11 388 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#13 382 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#13 382 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#15 376 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#16 370 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#17 367 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#18 366 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#19 331 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#20 329 Rep. Negrete McLeod [D-CA35]
#21 325 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#22 316 Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#23 314 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#24 306 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#25 305 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#26 303 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#27 295 Rep. Waxman [D-CA33]
#28 291 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#29 275 Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#30 270 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#31 266 Rep. Miller [D-CA11]
#32 265 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#33 240 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#34 236 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#35 232 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#36 227 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#37 226 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#38 222 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#39 214 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#40 198 Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#41 196 Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#42 188 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#43 158 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#44 154 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#45 149 Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#46 142 Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#47 117 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#48 107 Rep. Campbell [R-CA45]
#49 99 Rep. McKeon [R-CA25]
#50 98 Rep. Miller [R-CA31]
#51 86 Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#52 45 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#53 44 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.