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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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

All Senators
most bills
#1 30 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#2 20 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#3 16 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#4 15 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#4 15 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#6 14 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#7 13 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#7 13 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#7 13 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#10 12 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#10 12 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#10 12 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#13 11 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#13 11 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#13 11 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#13 11 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#17 10 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#17 10 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#17 10 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#17 10 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#21 9 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#21 9 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#21 9 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#21 9 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#25 8 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#25 8 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#25 8 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#25 8 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#29 7 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#29 7 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#31 6 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#31 6 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#33 5 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#33 5 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#33 5 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#33 5 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#33 5 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#33 5 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#33 5 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#33 5 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#41 4 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#41 4 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#41 4 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#41 4 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#41 4 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#41 4 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#41 4 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#41 4 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#49 3 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#49 3 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#49 3 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#49 3 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#49 3 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#49 3 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#49 3 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#49 3 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#57 2 Sen. John Walsh [D-MT, 2014-2014]
#57 2 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#57 2 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#57 2 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#57 2 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#57 2 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#57 2 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#57 2 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#57 2 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#57 2 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#57 2 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#57 2 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#57 2 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#57 2 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#57 2 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#72 1 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#72 1 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#72 1 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#72 1 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#72 1 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#72 1 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#72 1 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#72 1 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#72 1 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#72 1 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#72 1 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#72 1 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#72 1 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#85 0 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#85 0 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#85 0 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#85 0 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#85 0 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#85 0 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#85 0 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#85 0 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#85 0 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#85 0 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#85 0 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#85 0 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#85 0 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#85 0 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#85 0 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#85 0 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
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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.