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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

All Senators
most bills
#1 20 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#2 12 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#2 12 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#4 11 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#5 10 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#6 9 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#6 9 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#6 9 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#6 9 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#6 9 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#11 8 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#11 8 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#11 8 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#11 8 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#11 8 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#11 8 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#17 7 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#17 7 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#17 7 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#17 7 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#17 7 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#22 6 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#22 6 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#22 6 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#22 6 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#22 6 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#22 6 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#22 6 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#22 6 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#22 6 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#22 6 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#22 6 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#22 6 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#34 5 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#34 5 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#34 5 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#34 5 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#34 5 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#34 5 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#34 5 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#34 5 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#34 5 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#43 4 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#43 4 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#43 4 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#43 4 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#43 4 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#43 4 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#43 4 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#43 4 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#43 4 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#43 4 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#43 4 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#43 4 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#43 4 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#43 4 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#57 3 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#57 3 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#57 3 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#57 3 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#57 3 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#57 3 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#57 3 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#57 3 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#57 3 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#57 3 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#57 3 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#57 3 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#69 2 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#69 2 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#69 2 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#69 2 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#69 2 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#69 2 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#69 2 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#69 2 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#69 2 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#69 2 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#69 2 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#69 2 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#69 2 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#82 1 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#82 1 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#82 1 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#82 1 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#82 1 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#82 1 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#82 1 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#82 1 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#82 1 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#82 1 Sen. John Walsh [D-MT, 2014-2014]
#82 1 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#93 0 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#93 0 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#93 0 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#93 0 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#93 0 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#93 0 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#93 0 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#93 0 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
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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.