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2014 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Joining Bipartisan Bills

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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
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#1 71.2% Rep. Matheson [D-UT4]
#2 67.9% Rep. McIntyre [D-NC7]
#3 61.3% Rep. Rahall [D-WV3]
#4 60.7% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#5 52.7% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#6 49.7% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#7 49.2% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#8 46.0% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#9 46.0% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#10 45.0% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#11 44.8% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#12 43.0% Rep. Michaud [D-ME2]
#13 42.4% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#14 42.3% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#15 42.2% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#16 41.3% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#17 41.2% Rep. Bishop [D-NY1]
#18 40.4% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#19 39.5% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#20 39.4% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#21 39.4% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#22 38.9% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#23 38.4% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#24 38.1% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#25 37.5% Rep. McCarthy [D-NY4]
#26 36.3% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#27 36.0% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#28 35.8% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#29 35.4% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#30 35.4% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#31 33.5% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#32 33.5% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#33 33.2% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#34 33.0% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#35 32.5% Rep. Pastor [D-AZ7]
#36 32.2% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#37 31.9% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#38 31.8% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#39 31.4% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#40 31.1% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#41 30.4% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#42 30.1% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#43 30.1% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#44 29.9% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#45 29.9% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#46 29.5% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#47 29.5% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#48 29.5% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#49 29.4% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#50 29.4% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#51 29.1% Rep. Young [R-AK]
#52 29.0% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#53 28.6% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#54 28.2% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#55 28.2% Rep. Wolf [R-VA10]
#56 27.9% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#57 27.7% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#57 27.7% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#59 27.6% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#60 27.6% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#61 27.5% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#62 27.4% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU]
#63 27.3% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#64 26.8% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#65 26.7% Rep. Moran [D-VA8]
#66 25.8% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#67 25.8% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#68 25.6% Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#69 25.4% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#70 25.4% Rep. Tierney [D-MA6]
#71 25.4% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#72 25.4% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#73 25.4% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#74 25.2% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#75 25.0% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#76 24.9% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#77 24.7% Rep. Waxman [D-CA33]
#78 24.7% Rep. Petri [R-WI6]
#79 24.6% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#80 23.7% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#81 23.6% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#82 23.5% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#83 23.5% Rep. Holt [D-NJ12]
#84 23.2% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#85 23.2% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#86 23.2% Rep. Faleomavaega [D-AS]
#87 23.1% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#88 22.7% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#89 21.6% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#90 21.4% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#91 21.1% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#92 21.1% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#93 21.1% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#94 21.1% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#95 21.1% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#96 21.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#97 20.8% Rep. Gerlach [R-PA6]
#98 20.7% Rep. Miller [D-CA11]
#99 20.3% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#100 20.3% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#101 20.2% Rep. Latham [R-IA3]
#102 20.1% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#103 20.1% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#104 19.7% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#105 19.6% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#106 19.0% Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#107 18.8% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#108 18.2% Rep. Norton [D-DC]
#109 17.8% Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#110 17.1% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#111 16.9% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#112 16.4% Rep. Coble [R-NC6]
#113 16.3% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#114 16.2% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#115 16.1% Rep. Christensen [D-VI]
#116 15.6% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#117 15.5% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#118 15.3% Rep. Miller [R-CA31]
#118 15.3% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#120 15.2% Rep. McKeon [R-CA25]
#121 15.0% Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#122 14.8% Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#123 14.6% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#124 14.3% Rep. Bachus [R-AL6]
#125 14.2% Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#126 14.2% Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#127 14.0% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#128 13.9% Rep. Rogers [R-MI8]
#129 13.9% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#130 13.7% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#131 13.6% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#132 13.4% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#133 12.9% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#134 12.6% Rep. Capito [R-WV2]
#135 12.1% Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#136 11.8% Rep. Terry [R-NE2]
#137 11.3% Rep. Kline [R-MN2]
#138 10.8% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#139 10.7% Rep. Hastings [R-WA4]
#140 10.7% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#141 10.1% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#142 10.0% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#143 9.9% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#144 9.5% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#145 9.3% Rep. Stockman [R-TX36]
#146 9.3% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#147 9.1% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#148 9.1% Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#149 9.0% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#150 8.9% Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#151 8.9% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#152 8.6% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#153 8.3% Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#154 7.7% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#155 7.4% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#156 7.4% Rep. Camp [R-MI4]
#157 7.3% Rep. Mica [R-FL7]
#158 7.1% Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#159 6.8% Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#160 6.4% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#161 6.3% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#162 6.0% Rep. Kingston [R-GA1]
#163 5.9% Rep. Hall [R-TX4]
#164 5.7% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#165 5.6% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#166 5.2% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#167 5.1% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#168 5.0% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#169 4.9% Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#170 4.8% Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#171 4.5% Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#172 4.5% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#173 3.8% Rep. Gingrey [R-GA11]
#174 3.6% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#175 2.8% Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#176 2.3% Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.