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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in the 113th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

All Senators
most often
#1 8 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#2 7 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#2 7 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#4 5 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#4 5 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#6 4 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#6 4 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#8 3 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#8 3 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#8 3 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#8 3 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#8 3 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#8 3 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#8 3 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#8 3 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#8 3 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#17 2 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#17 2 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#17 2 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#17 2 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#17 2 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#17 2 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#17 2 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#17 2 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#17 2 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#17 2 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#17 2 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#17 2 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#17 2 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#30 1 Sen. John Walsh [D-MT, 2014-2014]
#30 1 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#30 1 Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#30 1 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#30 1 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#30 1 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#30 1 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#30 1 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#30 1 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#30 1 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#30 1 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#30 1 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#30 1 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#30 1 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#30 1 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#30 1 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#30 1 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#30 1 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#30 1 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#30 1 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#30 1 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#30 1 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#30 1 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#30 1 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#30 1 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#30 1 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#30 1 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#30 1 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#30 1 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#30 1 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#30 1 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#30 1 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#30 1 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#30 1 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#30 1 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#30 1 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#66 0 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#66 0 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#66 0 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#66 0 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#66 0 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#66 0 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#66 0 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#66 0 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#66 0 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#66 0 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#66 0 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#66 0 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#66 0 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#66 0 Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#66 0 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#66 0 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#66 0 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#66 0 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#66 0 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#66 0 Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#66 0 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#66 0 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#66 0 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#66 0 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#66 0 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#66 0 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#66 0 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#66 0 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#66 0 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#66 0 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#66 0 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#66 0 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#66 0 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#66 0 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#66 0 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
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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.