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2014 Report Cards
Senate Republicans / 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 Republicans
most bills
#1 337 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#2 323 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#3 298 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#4 283 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY, 1997-2020]
#5 282 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#5 282 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#7 277 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA, 2005-2019]
#7 277 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#9 276 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#10 275 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#11 270 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS, 1997-2020]
#12 256 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#13 252 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#13 252 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#15 248 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#16 243 Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID]
#16 243 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#18 241 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#18 241 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#20 240 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#21 237 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#21 237 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#23 233 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018]
#24 217 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#25 215 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#26 209 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#27 207 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT, 1977-2018]
#28 179 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#29 175 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#30 171 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#31 166 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#31 166 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#33 159 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#34 156 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN, 2003-2020]
#34 156 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#34 156 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#37 154 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#38 150 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#38 150 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#40 142 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ, 2013-2018]
#41 141 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#42 139 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#43 121 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#44 95 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018]
#45 51 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
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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.