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2014 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Working with the Other Chamber

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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 113th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 10 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 9 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#2 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#2 9 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#5 8 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#5 8 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#7 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#7 7 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#7 7 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#7 7 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#7 7 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#7 7 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#13 6 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#13 6 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#13 6 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#13 6 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#13 6 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#18 5 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#18 5 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#18 5 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#18 5 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#18 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#18 5 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#18 5 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#18 5 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#18 5 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#18 5 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#18 5 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#18 5 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#18 5 Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#18 5 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#32 4 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#32 4 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#32 4 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#32 4 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#32 4 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#32 4 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#32 4 Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#32 4 Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#32 4 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#32 4 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#32 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#32 4 Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#32 4 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#32 4 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#32 4 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#47 3 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#47 3 Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#47 3 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#47 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#47 3 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#47 3 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#47 3 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#47 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#47 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#47 3 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#47 3 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#47 3 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#47 3 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#47 3 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#47 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#47 3 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#47 3 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#47 3 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#47 3 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#47 3 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#47 3 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#47 3 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#69 2 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#69 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#69 2 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#69 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#69 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#69 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#69 2 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#69 2 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#69 2 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#69 2 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#69 2 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#69 2 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#69 2 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#69 2 Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#69 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#69 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#69 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#69 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#69 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#69 2 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#69 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#69 2 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#69 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#69 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#69 2 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#69 2 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#69 2 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#69 2 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#69 2 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#69 2 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#69 2 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#69 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#69 2 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#102 1 Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#102 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#102 1 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#102 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#102 1 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#102 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#102 1 Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#102 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#102 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#102 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#102 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#102 1 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#102 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#102 1 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#102 1 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#102 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#102 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#102 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#102 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#102 1 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#102 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#102 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#102 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#102 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#102 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#102 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#102 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#102 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#102 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#102 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#102 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#102 1 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#102 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#102 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#102 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#102 1 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#146 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#146 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#146 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#146 0 Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015]
#146 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#146 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#146 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#146 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#146 0 Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#146 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#146 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#146 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#146 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#146 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#146 0 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#146 0 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#146 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#146 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#146 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#146 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#146 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#146 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#146 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#146 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#146 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#146 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#146 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#146 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#146 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#146 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#146 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#146 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.