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