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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 past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

All Senators
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#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. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#25 8 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#25 8 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#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. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#33 5 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#33 5 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#33 5 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#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. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#41 4 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#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. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#49 3 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#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, 2009-2017]
#57 2 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#57 2 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#57 2 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#72 1 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#72 1 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#72 1 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#72 1 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#72 1 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#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. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#85 0 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#85 0 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#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.

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.