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2014 Report Cards: Senate Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs

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.

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Bills Cosponsored

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

Senate Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs
most bills
#1 375 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#2 337 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#3 317 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#4 310 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#5 300 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#6 282 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#7 277 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#8 270 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#8 270 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#10 269 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#10 269 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#12 258 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#13 256 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#14 252 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#15 250 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#16 243 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#17 241 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#18 240 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#19 238 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#20 237 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#20 237 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#22 234 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#23 229 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#24 226 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#25 217 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#26 215 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#26 215 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#28 209 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#29 207 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#30 205 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#31 197 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#32 192 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#33 179 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#33 179 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#35 174 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#36 166 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#37 156 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#38 150 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#39 111 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#40 95 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#41 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.

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.