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2014 Report Cards
All Representatives / Writing 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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Writing 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 introduced by each legislator in the 113th Congress which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

All Representatives
highest % of bills
#1 100.0% Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#2 90.9% Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#3 85.7% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#4 84.2% Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#5 83.3% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#6 81.8% Rep. Hanna [R-NY22]
#7 78.3% Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#8 76.9% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#9 76.2% Rep. Gerlach [R-PA6]
#9 76.2% Rep. Schock [R-IL18]
#11 75.0% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#11 75.0% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#13 74.2% Rep. Grimm [R-NY11]
#14 73.7% Rep. Gibson [R-NY19]
#15 73.3% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#16 73.1% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#17 69.7% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#18 68.8% Rep. Davis [R-IL13]
#18 68.8% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#20 67.7% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#21 66.7% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#21 66.7% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#23 65.0% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#24 63.6% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#24 63.6% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#24 63.6% Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#24 63.6% Rep. Meehan [R-PA7]
#28 63.4% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#29 62.5% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#29 62.5% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#29 62.5% Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#32 61.9% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#33 61.5% Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#33 61.5% Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#33 61.5% Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#36 60.7% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#37 60.0% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#38 58.8% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#39 58.6% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#40 58.3% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#40 58.3% Rep. Huizenga [R-MI2]
#40 58.3% Rep. Hultgren [R-IL14]
#40 58.3% Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#44 57.9% Rep. Moran [D-VA8]
#45 57.1% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#46 56.5% Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#47 56.3% Rep. Harper [R-MS3]
#47 56.3% Rep. Heck [R-NV3]
#47 56.3% Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#50 55.8% Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#51 55.6% Rep. Capito [R-WV2]
#52 54.5% Rep. Bucshon [R-IN8]
#52 54.5% Rep. Hall [R-TX4]
#52 54.5% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#52 54.5% Rep. Rogers [R-MI8]
#56 53.6% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#57 53.3% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#57 53.3% Rep. Owens [D-NY21]
#59 53.2% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#60 52.9% Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#61 52.8% Rep. Reed [R-NY23]
#62 52.6% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#63 52.4% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#64 52.2% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#65 51.9% Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#66 50.0% Rep. Benishek [R-MI1]
#66 50.0% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#66 50.0% Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#66 50.0% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#66 50.0% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#66 50.0% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#66 50.0% Rep. Latham [R-IA3]
#66 50.0% Rep. Lummis [R-WY0]
#66 50.0% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#66 50.0% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#66 50.0% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#77 49.1% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#78 48.4% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#79 48.0% Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#80 47.8% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#81 47.4% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#82 47.1% Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#82 47.1% Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#84 46.7% Rep. Bachmann [R-MN6]
#84 46.7% Rep. Ribble [R-WI8]
#86 46.2% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#87 45.5% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#87 45.5% Rep. Garcia [D-FL26]
#87 45.5% Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#87 45.5% Rep. Wolf [R-VA10]
#91 44.4% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#91 44.4% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#91 44.4% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#94 43.8% Rep. Barber [D-AZ2]
#94 43.8% Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#94 43.8% Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#94 43.8% Rep. Walberg [R-MI7]
#98 42.9% Rep. Bishop [D-NY1]
#98 42.9% Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#98 42.9% Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#98 42.9% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#102 42.1% Rep. Coffman [R-CO6]
#102 42.1% Rep. Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1]
#104 41.7% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#104 41.7% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#104 41.7% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#104 41.7% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#104 41.7% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#109 41.2% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#110 40.0% Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#110 40.0% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#110 40.0% Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#110 40.0% Rep. Tierney [D-MA6]
#114 38.8% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#115 38.5% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#115 38.5% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#115 38.5% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#115 38.5% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#115 38.5% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#120 38.1% Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#120 38.1% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#120 38.1% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#123 37.5% Rep. Michaud [D-ME2]
#123 37.5% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#125 36.8% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#125 36.8% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#127 36.5% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#128 36.4% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#128 36.4% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#128 36.4% Rep. Matheson [D-UT4]
#128 36.4% Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
#128 36.4% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#133 36.0% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#134 35.7% Rep. Flores [R-TX17]
#134 35.7% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#136 35.3% Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#136 35.3% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#136 35.3% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#139 35.0% Rep. Camp [R-MI4]
#139 35.0% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#141 34.8% Rep. Terry [R-NE2]
#142 33.3% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#142 33.3% Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#142 33.3% Rep. Gardner [R-CO4]
#142 33.3% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#142 33.3% Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#142 33.3% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#142 33.3% Rep. Petri [R-WI6]
#142 33.3% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#142 33.3% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#142 33.3% Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#152 32.3% Rep. Cassidy [R-LA6]
#153 32.1% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#154 32.0% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#155 31.8% Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#156 31.7% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#157 31.6% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#157 31.6% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#159 31.3% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#160 31.0% Rep. Chaffetz [R-UT3]
#161 30.8% Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#161 30.8% Rep. Roe [R-TN1]
#161 30.8% Rep. Schwartz [D-PA13]
#161 30.8% Rep. Tipton [R-CO3]
#161 30.8% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#166 30.0% Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#167 29.6% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#168 29.4% Rep. Johnson [R-OH6]
#168 29.4% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#168 29.4% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#171 28.6% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#171 28.6% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#171 28.6% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#174 28.1% Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#175 28.0% Rep. Gingrey [R-GA11]
#176 27.8% Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#176 27.8% Rep. Sablan [D-MP0]
#178 27.3% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#178 27.3% Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#178 27.3% Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#178 27.3% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#178 27.3% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#178 27.3% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#178 27.3% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#185 26.9% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#185 26.9% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#185 26.9% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#188 26.7% Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#188 26.7% Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#190 26.3% Rep. Peters [D-MI14]
#190 26.3% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#192 26.1% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#192 26.1% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#194 25.8% Rep. Braley [D-IA1]
#195 25.0% Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#195 25.0% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#195 25.0% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#195 25.0% Rep. Hastings [R-WA4]
#195 25.0% Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#200 24.4% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#201 24.0% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#202 23.8% Rep. Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#203 23.5% Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#203 23.5% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#203 23.5% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#206 23.1% Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#206 23.1% Rep. Maffei [D-NY24]
#206 23.1% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#206 23.1% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#210 22.7% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#210 22.7% Rep. Nugent [R-FL11]
#212 22.2% Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#212 22.2% Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#214 21.4% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#214 21.4% Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#214 21.4% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#217 20.8% Rep. Griffin [R-AR2]
#218 20.7% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#219 20.0% Rep. Barrow [D-GA12]
#219 20.0% Rep. Broun [R-GA10]
#219 20.0% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#219 20.0% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#219 20.0% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#219 20.0% Rep. Holt [D-NJ12]
#219 20.0% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#219 20.0% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#219 20.0% Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#228 19.2% Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#229 18.9% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#230 18.8% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#230 18.8% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#230 18.8% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#233 18.5% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#234 18.2% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#234 18.2% Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#234 18.2% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#237 17.6% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#237 17.6% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#239 16.7% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#239 16.7% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#239 16.7% Rep. McIntyre [D-NC7]
#239 16.7% Rep. McKeon [R-CA25]
#239 16.7% Rep. Miller [D-CA11]
#239 16.7% Rep. Mulvaney [R-SC5]
#245 16.0% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#246 15.8% Rep. Bentivolio [R-MI11]
#246 15.8% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#248 15.4% Rep. Harris [R-MD1]
#248 15.4% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#248 15.4% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#251 14.3% Rep. Fleming [R-LA4]
#251 14.3% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#251 14.3% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#254 13.8% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#255 13.6% Rep. Daines [R-MT0]
#256 13.3% Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#256 13.3% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#256 13.3% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#256 13.3% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#256 13.3% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#261 12.9% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#262 12.5% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#263 11.8% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#264 11.4% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#265 11.1% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#266 10.4% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#267 9.1% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#268 8.3% Rep. Duncan [R-SC3]
#269 7.9% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#270 7.7% Rep. Kingston [R-GA1]
#271 7.1% Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#271 7.1% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#273 6.7% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#274 6.3% Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#275 5.6% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#276 5.3% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#277 5.2% Rep. Stockman [R-TX36]
#278 1.0% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#279 0.0% Rep. Christensen [D-VI0]
#279 0.0% Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#279 0.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored 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.