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2014 Report Cards
Senate Democrats / 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.

Senate Democrats
most bills
#1 449 Sen. Begich [D-AK]
#2 403 Sen. Markey [D-MA]
#3 398 Sen. Blumenthal [D-CT]
#4 384 Sen. Gillibrand [D-NY]
#5 375 Sen. Klobuchar [D-MN]
#6 358 Sen. Franken [D-MN]
#7 354 Sen. Durbin [D-IL]
#8 338 Sen. Schatz [D-HI]
#9 334 Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI]
#10 322 Sen. Coons [D-DE]
#11 317 Sen. Schumer [D-NY]
#12 316 Sen. Brown [D-OH]
#13 310 Sen. Boxer [D-CA]
#13 310 Sen. Shaheen [D-NH]
#15 300 Sen. Cardin [D-MD]
#16 292 Sen. Warren [D-MA]
#17 288 Sen. Merkley [D-OR]
#18 270 Sen. Feinstein [D-CA]
#19 269 Sen. Landrieu [D-LA]
#19 269 Sen. Tester [D-MT]
#21 258 Sen. Murray [D-WA]
#22 250 Sen. Hirono [D-HI]
#22 250 Sen. Menendez [D-NJ]
#24 248 Sen. Casey [D-PA]
#24 248 Sen. Heinrich [D-NM]
#26 242 Sen. Murphy [D-CT]
#27 238 Sen. Stabenow [D-MI]
#28 235 Sen. Baldwin [D-WI]
#29 234 Sen. Wyden [D-OR]
#30 229 Sen. Harkin [D-IA]
#31 226 Sen. Mikulski [D-MD]
#32 220 Sen. Udall [D-NM]
#33 215 Sen. Johnson [D-SD]
#34 205 Sen. Leahy [D-VT]
#35 201 Sen. Warner [D-VA]
#36 199 Sen. Reed [D-RI]
#37 195 Sen. Bennet [D-CO]
#38 192 Sen. Heitkamp [D-ND]
#38 192 Sen. Nelson [D-FL]
#40 188 Sen. Manchin [D-WV]
#41 187 Sen. Hagan [D-NC]
#42 186 Sen. Pryor [D-AR]
#42 186 Sen. Udall [D-CO]
#44 179 Sen. Rockefeller [D-WV]
#45 174 Sen. Levin [D-MI]
#46 166 Sen. Cantwell [D-WA]
#47 160 Sen. Kaine [D-VA]
#48 149 Sen. McCaskill [D-MO]
#49 144 Sen. Booker [D-NJ]
#50 130 Sen. Walsh [D-MT]
#51 112 Sen. Donnelly [D-IN]
#52 111 Sen. Carper [D-DE]
#53 95 Sen. Reid [D-NV]
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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.