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2014 Report Cards: All Senators

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 Introduced

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

All Senators
most bills
#1 107 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#2 92 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#3 85 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#4 80 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#5 78 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#6 69 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#6 69 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#6 69 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#9 67 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#9 67 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#11 66 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#12 65 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#13 64 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#14 63 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#14 63 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#16 62 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#17 60 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#18 59 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#18 59 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#20 58 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#21 57 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#22 54 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#22 54 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#22 54 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#25 50 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#26 49 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#26 49 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#28 48 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#29 47 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#29 47 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#29 47 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#32 46 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#33 44 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#33 44 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#35 43 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#36 42 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#36 42 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#38 41 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#39 38 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#40 37 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#40 37 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#40 37 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#40 37 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#44 35 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#44 35 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#46 34 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#46 34 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#48 33 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#48 33 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#50 32 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#50 32 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#52 31 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#52 31 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#52 31 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#55 29 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#55 29 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#57 28 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#57 28 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#57 28 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#60 27 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#60 27 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#60 27 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#60 27 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#64 26 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#65 25 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#65 25 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#65 25 Sen. John Walsh [D-MT, 2014-2014]
#65 25 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#69 24 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#69 24 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#71 23 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#71 23 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#73 21 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#73 21 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#73 21 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#73 21 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#77 20 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#77 20 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#79 19 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#80 18 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#80 18 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#80 18 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#80 18 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#84 16 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#85 15 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#85 15 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#85 15 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#88 14 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#88 14 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#90 11 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#91 10 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#91 10 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#93 9 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#93 9 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#95 8 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#95 8 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#95 8 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#98 7 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#98 7 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#98 7 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
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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.