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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

All Senators
most committee positions
#1 16 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#10 6 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#10 6 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#10 6 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#10 6 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#10 6 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#10 6 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#10 6 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#10 6 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#10 6 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#10 6 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#10 6 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#10 6 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#10 6 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#10 6 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#10 6 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#10 6 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#10 6 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#10 6 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#10 6 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#10 6 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#10 6 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#10 6 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#10 6 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#10 6 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#10 6 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#10 6 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#10 6 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#2 11 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#2 11 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#37 5 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#37 5 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#37 5 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#37 5 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#37 5 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#4 8 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#4 8 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#42 3 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#42 3 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#42 3 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#42 3 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#42 3 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#42 3 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#42 3 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#42 3 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#50 2 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#50 2 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#50 2 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#50 2 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#50 2 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#50 2 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#50 2 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#50 2 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#50 2 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#50 2 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#50 2 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#50 2 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#50 2 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#50 2 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#50 2 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#50 2 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#50 2 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#50 2 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#50 2 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#50 2 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#50 2 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#50 2 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#50 2 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#50 2 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#50 2 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#50 2 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#50 2 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#50 2 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#50 2 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#50 2 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#50 2 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#50 2 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#6 7 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#6 7 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#6 7 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#6 7 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#82 1 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#82 1 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#82 1 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#82 1 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#82 1 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#82 1 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#82 1 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#82 1 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#82 1 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#82 1 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#82 1 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#93 0 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#93 0 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#93 0 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#93 0 Sen. John Walsh [D-MT, 2014-2014]
#93 0 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#93 0 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#93 0 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#93 0 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-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.