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2015 Report Cards: Safe 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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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. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#100 30.8% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#100 30.8% Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#100 30.8% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#103 30.0% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#103 30.0% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#105 29.4% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#106 28.6% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#106 28.6% Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#106 28.6% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#106 28.6% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#11 65.2% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#110 28.1% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#111 27.3% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#111 27.3% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#111 27.3% Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#111 27.3% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#115 26.7% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#116 25.0% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#116 25.0% Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#116 25.0% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#116 25.0% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#116 25.0% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#116 25.0% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#12 65.0% Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#122 23.9% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#123 23.8% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#124 23.5% Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#124 23.5% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#124 23.5% Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#127 23.1% Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#127 23.1% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#127 23.1% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#13 64.3% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#130 22.7% Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#131 22.2% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#131 22.2% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#133 21.4% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#133 21.4% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#135 20.8% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#136 20.0% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#137 18.8% Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#138 18.5% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#139 18.4% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#14 63.2% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#140 18.2% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#141 17.9% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#141 17.9% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#143 17.6% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#144 16.7% Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#144 16.7% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#144 16.7% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#144 16.7% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#144 16.7% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#149 15.6% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#15 62.5% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#150 15.4% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#150 15.4% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#150 15.4% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#153 14.3% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#153 14.3% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#153 14.3% Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#156 13.3% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#156 13.3% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#156 13.3% Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#159 11.8% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#16 60.9% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#160 11.5% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#161 11.1% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#162 9.1% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#162 9.1% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#164 8.3% Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#164 8.3% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#164 8.3% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#167 7.7% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#167 7.7% Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#167 7.7% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#17 60.0% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#170 7.1% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#170 7.1% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#172 6.7% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#173 5.3% Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#174 4.7% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#175 3.7% Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#176 0.0% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#176 0.0% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#18 59.3% Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#19 59.0% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 81.3% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#20 58.8% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#21 58.3% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#21 58.3% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#23 58.1% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#24 57.9% Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#25 56.3% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#25 56.3% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#27 55.6% Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#28 55.0% Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#29 54.5% Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#29 54.5% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#3 80.0% Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#31 53.8% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#31 53.8% Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#33 52.9% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#34 52.4% Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#35 51.7% Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#36 50.0% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#36 50.0% Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#36 50.0% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#36 50.0% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#36 50.0% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#36 50.0% Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#36 50.0% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#4 78.6% Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#43 46.7% Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#43 46.7% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#43 46.7% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#43 46.7% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#43 46.7% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#43 46.7% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#43 46.7% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#5 77.3% Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#50 46.2% Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#50 46.2% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#50 46.2% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#50 46.2% Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#54 45.5% Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#54 45.5% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#56 44.4% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#57 43.8% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#57 43.8% Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#59 42.9% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#59 42.9% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#59 42.9% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#59 42.9% Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#6 76.2% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#63 42.1% Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#63 42.1% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#65 41.7% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#65 41.7% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#65 41.7% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#68 41.2% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#68 41.2% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#7 75.0% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#70 40.0% Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#70 40.0% Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#70 40.0% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#73 38.5% Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#73 38.5% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#73 38.5% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#73 38.5% Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#73 38.5% Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#73 38.5% Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#73 38.5% Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#8 71.4% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#80 37.5% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#81 36.8% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#82 36.4% Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#82 36.4% Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#82 36.4% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#82 36.4% Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#82 36.4% Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#82 36.4% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#82 36.4% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#89 35.7% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#89 35.7% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#89 35.7% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#9 66.7% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#9 66.7% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#92 34.8% Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#93 34.4% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#94 33.3% Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#94 33.3% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#94 33.3% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#94 33.3% Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#94 33.3% Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#99 31.6% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.