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2015 Report Cards: Competitive House Seats

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2015.

Competitive House Seats
most bills
#1 381 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#2 345 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#3 300 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#4 275 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#5 263 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#6 261 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#7 255 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#8 253 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#9 241 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#10 239 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#11 235 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#12 232 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#13 223 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#14 219 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#14 219 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#16 212 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#16 212 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#18 206 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#19 200 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#20 196 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#21 193 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#22 190 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#23 187 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#24 170 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#25 169 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#26 166 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#27 165 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#28 164 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#29 162 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#29 162 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#31 161 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#32 160 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#32 160 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#34 159 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#35 154 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#36 153 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#37 145 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#38 144 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#39 139 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#40 137 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#41 136 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#42 133 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#43 131 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#44 119 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#45 117 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#45 117 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#47 116 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#48 111 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#49 106 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#50 105 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#51 100 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#52 94 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#53 89 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#54 83 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#55 59 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
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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 2015) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.