skip to main content

2014 Report Cards: Senate Republicans

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.

Page Icon


Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress.

Senate Republicans
most bills
#1 85 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#2 50 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#3 49 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#4 48 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#5 47 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#6 46 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#7 42 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#7 42 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#9 37 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#10 35 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#10 35 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#12 34 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#13 33 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#13 33 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#15 32 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#15 32 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#17 31 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#18 29 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#19 28 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#19 28 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#21 27 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#21 27 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#21 27 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#24 26 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#25 25 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#26 24 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#27 23 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#28 21 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#28 21 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#30 20 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#30 20 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#32 19 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#33 18 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#33 18 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#33 18 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#36 14 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#37 11 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#38 10 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#38 10 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#40 8 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#40 8 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#40 8 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#43 7 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#43 7 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#43 7 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
Export to CSV...

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.