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2015 Report Cards
Safe House Seats / Writing Bipartisan Bills

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.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills introduced by each legislator in 2015 which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

Safe House Seats
highest % of bills
#1 91.7% Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#2 81.3% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#3 80.0% Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#4 78.6% Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#5 77.3% Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#6 76.2% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#7 75.0% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#8 71.4% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#9 66.7% Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#9 66.7% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#11 65.2% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#12 65.0% Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#13 64.3% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#14 63.2% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#15 62.5% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#16 60.9% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#17 60.0% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#18 59.3% Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#19 59.0% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#20 58.8% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#21 58.3% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#21 58.3% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#23 58.1% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#24 57.9% Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#25 56.3% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#25 56.3% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#27 55.6% Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#28 55.0% Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#29 54.5% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#29 54.5% Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#31 53.8% Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#31 53.8% Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#33 52.9% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#34 52.4% Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#35 51.7% Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#36 50.0% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#36 50.0% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#36 50.0% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#36 50.0% Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#36 50.0% Rep. Guthrie [R-KY2]
#36 50.0% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#36 50.0% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#43 46.7% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#43 46.7% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#43 46.7% Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#43 46.7% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#43 46.7% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#43 46.7% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#43 46.7% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#50 46.2% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#50 46.2% Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#50 46.2% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#50 46.2% Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#54 45.5% Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#54 45.5% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#56 44.4% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#57 43.8% Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#57 43.8% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#59 42.9% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#59 42.9% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#59 42.9% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#59 42.9% Rep. Young [R-IN9]
#63 42.1% Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#63 42.1% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#65 41.7% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#65 41.7% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#65 41.7% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#68 41.2% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#68 41.2% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#70 40.0% Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#70 40.0% Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#70 40.0% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#73 38.5% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#73 38.5% Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#73 38.5% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#73 38.5% Rep. Lance [R-NJ7]
#73 38.5% Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#73 38.5% Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#73 38.5% Rep. Zinke [R-MT0]
#80 37.5% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#81 36.8% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#82 36.4% Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#82 36.4% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#82 36.4% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#82 36.4% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#82 36.4% Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#82 36.4% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#82 36.4% Rep. Pompeo [R-KS4]
#89 35.7% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#89 35.7% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#89 35.7% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#92 34.8% Rep. Chaffetz [R-UT3]
#93 34.4% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#94 33.3% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#94 33.3% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#94 33.3% Rep. Lummis [R-WY0]
#94 33.3% Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#94 33.3% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#99 31.6% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#100 30.8% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#100 30.8% Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#100 30.8% Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#103 30.0% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#103 30.0% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#105 29.4% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#106 28.6% Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#106 28.6% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#106 28.6% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#106 28.6% Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#110 28.1% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#111 27.3% Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#111 27.3% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#111 27.3% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#111 27.3% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#115 26.7% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#116 25.0% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#116 25.0% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#116 25.0% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#116 25.0% Rep. Newhouse [R-WA4]
#116 25.0% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#116 25.0% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#122 23.9% Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#123 23.8% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#124 23.5% Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#124 23.5% Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#124 23.5% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#127 23.1% Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#127 23.1% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#127 23.1% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#130 22.7% Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#131 22.2% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#131 22.2% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#133 21.4% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#133 21.4% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#135 20.8% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#136 20.0% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#137 18.8% Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#138 18.5% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#139 18.4% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#140 18.2% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#141 17.9% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#141 17.9% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#143 17.6% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#144 16.7% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#144 16.7% Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#144 16.7% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#144 16.7% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#144 16.7% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#149 15.6% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#150 15.4% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#150 15.4% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#150 15.4% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#153 14.3% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#153 14.3% Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#153 14.3% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#156 13.3% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#156 13.3% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#156 13.3% Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#159 11.8% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#160 11.5% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#161 11.1% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#162 9.1% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#162 9.1% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#164 8.3% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#164 8.3% Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#164 8.3% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#167 7.7% Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#167 7.7% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#167 7.7% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#170 7.1% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#170 7.1% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#172 6.7% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#173 5.3% Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#174 4.7% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#175 3.7% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#176 0.0% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#176 0.0% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

Additional Notes

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.