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2014 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (Senate) / 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.

Serving 10+ Years (Senate)
most bills
#1 375 Sen. Klobuchar [D-MN]
#2 354 Sen. Durbin [D-IL]
#3 337 Sen. Collins [R-ME]
#4 334 Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI]
#5 317 Sen. Schumer [D-NY]
#6 316 Sen. Brown [D-OH]
#7 310 Sen. Boxer [D-CA]
#8 300 Sen. Cardin [D-MD]
#9 283 Sen. Enzi [R-WY]
#10 282 Sen. Inhofe [R-OK]
#11 277 Sen. Isakson [R-GA]
#12 275 Sen. Wicker [R-MS]
#13 270 Sen. Feinstein [D-CA]
#13 270 Sen. Roberts [R-KS]
#15 269 Sen. Landrieu [D-LA]
#15 269 Sen. Tester [D-MT]
#17 258 Sen. Murray [D-WA]
#18 256 Sen. Cochran [R-MS]
#19 252 Sen. Chambliss [R-GA]
#19 252 Sen. Cornyn [R-TX]
#21 250 Sen. Menendez [D-NJ]
#22 248 Sen. Casey [D-PA]
#23 243 Sen. Crapo [R-ID]
#24 241 Sen. Thune [R-SD]
#25 238 Sen. Stabenow [D-MI]
#26 237 Sen. Murkowski [R-AK]
#26 237 Sen. Vitter [R-LA]
#28 234 Sen. Wyden [D-OR]
#29 229 Sen. Harkin [D-IA]
#30 226 Sen. Mikulski [D-MD]
#31 217 Sen. Grassley [R-IA]
#32 215 Sen. Burr [R-NC]
#32 215 Sen. Johnson [D-SD]
#34 209 Sen. Barrasso [R-WY]
#35 207 Sen. Hatch [R-UT]
#36 205 Sen. Leahy [D-VT]
#37 199 Sen. Reed [D-RI]
#38 197 Sen. Sanders [I-VT]
#39 192 Sen. Nelson [D-FL]
#40 186 Sen. Pryor [D-AR]
#41 179 Sen. Rockefeller [D-WV]
#42 174 Sen. Levin [D-MI]
#43 166 Sen. Cantwell [D-WA]
#43 166 Sen. Graham [R-SC]
#43 166 Sen. McConnell [R-KY]
#46 156 Sen. Alexander [R-TN]
#47 154 Sen. Coats [R-IN]
#48 150 Sen. Sessions [R-AL]
#49 149 Sen. McCaskill [D-MO]
#50 141 Sen. McCain [R-AZ]
#51 111 Sen. Carper [D-DE]
#52 95 Sen. Corker [R-TN]
#52 95 Sen. Reid [D-NV]
#54 51 Sen. Shelby [R-AL]
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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.