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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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2015.

Competitive House Seats
most cosponsors
#1 695 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#2 506 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#3 501 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#4 483 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#5 401 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#6 347 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#7 322 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#8 310 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#9 261 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#10 252 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#11 213 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#12 204 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#13 192 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#14 191 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#15 181 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#15 181 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#17 180 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#18 164 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#19 158 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#20 155 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#21 139 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#22 134 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#23 121 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#24 120 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#25 119 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#26 118 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#27 116 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#28 112 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#29 99 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#30 91 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#31 82 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#32 63 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#33 62 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#34 56 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#35 52 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#36 49 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#37 46 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#38 44 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#39 43 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#40 41 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#41 37 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#42 29 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#43 28 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#44 27 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#45 24 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#46 18 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#47 15 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#48 10 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#48 10 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#48 10 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#51 9 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#52 3 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#53 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#54 1 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#55 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
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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.