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2015 Report Cards
Safe House Seats / Joining 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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Joining 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 cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

Safe House Seats
most often
#1 60.2% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#2 59.6% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#3 57.6% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#4 57.3% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#5 55.0% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#6 50.9% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#7 50.0% Rep. Radewagen [R-AS0]
#8 49.0% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#9 48.8% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#10 48.1% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#11 45.9% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#12 44.8% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#13 44.3% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#14 44.1% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#15 44.1% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#16 43.1% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#17 42.7% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#18 42.5% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#19 42.4% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#20 42.3% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 42.0% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#22 41.5% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#23 41.1% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#24 40.6% Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#25 39.9% Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#26 39.8% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#27 39.7% Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#28 39.7% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#29 39.7% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#30 39.6% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#31 39.6% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#32 39.4% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#33 39.3% Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#34 38.7% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#35 38.3% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#36 38.2% Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#37 37.8% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#38 37.4% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#39 37.1% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#40 37.1% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#41 36.8% Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#42 36.7% Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#43 36.7% Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#44 36.7% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#45 35.8% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#46 35.8% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#47 35.2% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#48 35.2% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#49 34.6% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#50 34.4% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#51 34.1% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#52 34.1% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#53 33.9% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#54 33.8% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#55 33.7% Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#56 33.7% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#57 33.6% Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#58 33.3% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#59 33.1% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#60 33.0% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#61 32.9% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#62 32.9% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#63 32.8% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#64 32.7% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#65 32.7% Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#66 32.6% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#67 32.5% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#68 32.3% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#69 32.2% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#70 32.1% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#71 31.7% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#72 31.5% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#73 30.8% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#74 30.7% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#75 30.7% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#76 30.7% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#77 30.5% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#78 30.2% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#79 30.1% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#80 30.1% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#81 29.9% Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#82 29.9% Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#83 29.9% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#84 29.8% Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#85 29.7% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#86 29.7% Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#87 29.5% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#88 28.9% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#89 28.8% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#90 28.8% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#91 28.7% Rep. Takai [D-HI1]
#92 28.5% Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#93 28.5% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#94 28.3% Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#95 28.2% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#96 28.1% Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#97 28.0% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#98 28.0% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#99 27.9% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#100 27.8% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#101 27.6% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#102 27.4% Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#103 27.1% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#104 27.1% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#105 27.0% Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#106 27.0% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#107 27.0% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#108 26.9% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#109 26.8% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#110 26.8% Rep. Donovan [R-NY11]
#111 26.7% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#112 26.6% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#113 26.4% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#114 26.4% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#115 26.4% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#116 26.3% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#117 26.2% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#118 26.0% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#119 25.7% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#120 25.6% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#121 25.5% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#122 25.4% Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#123 25.4% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#124 25.2% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#125 25.0% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#126 24.8% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#127 24.6% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#128 24.5% Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#129 24.4% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#130 24.4% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#131 24.2% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#132 24.2% Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#133 24.1% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#134 24.0% Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#135 23.9% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#136 23.8% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#137 23.7% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#138 23.5% Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#139 23.4% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#140 23.3% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#141 23.3% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#142 23.3% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#143 23.2% Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#144 23.2% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#145 23.1% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#146 22.6% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#147 22.5% Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#148 22.3% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#149 22.1% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#150 21.9% Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#151 21.9% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#152 21.9% Rep. Meehan [R-PA7]
#153 21.8% Rep. Lance [R-NJ7]
#154 21.8% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#155 21.7% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#156 21.6% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#157 21.6% Rep. Rooney [R-FL17]
#158 21.3% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#159 21.2% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#160 21.1% Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#161 21.0% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#162 20.6% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#163 20.6% Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#164 20.5% Rep. Clawson [R-FL19]
#165 20.0% Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#166 19.7% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#167 19.7% Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#168 19.5% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#169 19.3% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#170 19.3% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#171 19.3% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#172 19.0% Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#173 19.0% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#174 19.0% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#175 19.0% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#176 18.9% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#177 18.8% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#178 18.7% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#179 18.6% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#180 18.5% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#181 18.4% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#182 18.3% Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#182 18.3% Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#184 18.3% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#185 18.1% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#186 18.1% Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#187 18.0% Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#188 17.9% Rep. Rigell [R-VA2]
#189 17.9% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#190 17.4% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#191 17.4% Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#192 17.4% Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#193 17.4% Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#194 17.3% Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#195 17.2% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#196 17.2% Rep. Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#197 17.0% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#198 16.8% Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#199 16.7% Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#199 16.7% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#201 16.6% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#202 16.1% Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#203 15.9% Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#204 15.9% Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#205 15.8% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#206 15.7% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#207 15.5% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#208 15.2% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#209 14.8% Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#210 14.6% Rep. Amash [R-MI3]
#211 14.6% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#212 14.5% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#213 14.4% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#214 14.3% Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#215 14.1% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#216 13.9% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#217 13.8% Rep. Gowdy [R-SC4]
#218 13.7% Rep. Ribble [R-WI8]
#219 13.6% Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#220 13.4% Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#221 13.3% Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#222 13.2% Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#223 13.0% Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#224 12.9% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#224 12.9% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#226 12.9% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#227 12.8% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#228 12.7% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#229 12.7% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#230 12.6% Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#231 12.5% Rep. Johnson [R-OH6]
#232 12.4% Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#233 12.4% Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#234 12.1% Rep. Nugent [R-FL11]
#235 12.0% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#236 11.8% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#237 11.6% Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#238 11.6% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#239 11.5% Rep. Cramer [R-ND0]
#240 11.5% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#241 11.4% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#242 11.3% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#243 11.3% Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#244 11.2% Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#245 11.1% Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#246 11.1% Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#247 11.0% Rep. Emmer [R-MN6]
#248 10.7% Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#249 10.7% Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#249 10.7% Rep. Walker [R-NC6]
#251 10.7% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#252 10.6% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#253 10.5% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#254 10.2% Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#255 10.2% Rep. Graves [R-LA6]
#255 10.2% Rep. Trott [R-MI11]
#257 10.0% Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#257 10.0% Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
#257 10.0% Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#260 9.9% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#260 9.9% Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#262 9.8% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#263 9.8% Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#264 9.7% Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#265 9.6% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#266 9.5% Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#266 9.5% Rep. LaHood [R-IL18]
#266 9.5% Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#269 9.4% Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#270 9.3% Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#271 9.3% Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#272 9.2% Rep. Newhouse [R-WA4]
#273 9.2% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#274 9.1% Rep. Young [R-IN9]
#275 8.9% Rep. Yoder [R-KS3]
#276 8.9% Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#277 8.8% Rep. Hultgren [R-IL14]
#278 8.8% Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#279 8.7% Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#280 8.5% Rep. Hurt [R-VA5]
#281 8.5% Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#282 8.5% Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#283 8.5% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#284 8.5% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#285 8.4% Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#286 8.4% Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#287 8.4% Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#288 8.2% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#289 8.1% Rep. Scott [R-GA8]
#290 8.0% Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#291 8.0% Rep. Harper [R-MS3]
#292 8.0% Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#293 7.9% Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#294 7.9% Rep. Jenkins [R-WV3]
#295 7.8% Rep. Mulvaney [R-SC5]
#296 7.7% Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#297 7.7% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#297 7.7% Rep. Lummis [R-WY0]
#297 7.7% Rep. Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#300 7.4% Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#301 7.3% Rep. Zinke [R-MT0]
#302 7.2% Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#303 7.1% Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#303 7.1% Rep. Labrador [R-ID1]
#305 7.0% Rep. Abraham [R-LA5]
#306 7.0% Rep. Guthrie [R-KY2]
#307 6.9% Rep. Tipton [R-CO3]
#308 6.8% Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#309 6.8% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#310 6.7% Rep. Rouzer [R-NC7]
#311 6.5% Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#312 6.4% Rep. Chaffetz [R-UT3]
#313 6.4% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#314 6.3% Rep. Hartzler [R-MO4]
#315 6.2% Rep. Brooks [R-AL5]
#316 6.1% Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#317 6.1% Rep. Russell [R-OK5]
#317 6.1% Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#319 6.0% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#320 6.0% Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#321 5.6% Rep. Hill [R-AR2]
#322 5.6% Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#323 5.6% Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#324 5.4% Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#325 5.3% Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#326 5.3% Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#327 5.2% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#328 5.2% Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#329 5.1% Rep. DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#330 5.0% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#331 5.0% Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#332 5.0% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#333 4.9% Rep. Womack [R-AR3]
#334 4.9% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#334 4.9% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#336 4.8% Rep. Buck [R-CO4]
#336 4.8% Rep. Fleming [R-LA4]
#338 4.7% Rep. Roby [R-AL2]
#339 4.7% Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#340 4.6% Rep. Carter [R-GA1]
#341 4.6% Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#342 4.6% Rep. Palazzo [R-MS4]
#343 4.5% Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#344 4.5% Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#345 4.5% Rep. Roe [R-TN1]
#346 4.5% Rep. Rokita [R-IN4]
#347 4.5% Rep. Westerman [R-AR4]
#348 4.3% Rep. Hice [R-GA10]
#349 4.0% Rep. Pompeo [R-KS4]
#350 4.0% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#351 3.9% Rep. Palmer [R-AL6]
#352 3.9% Rep. Harris [R-MD1]
#353 3.9% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#354 3.9% Rep. Gibbs [R-OH7]
#355 3.8% Rep. Graves [R-GA14]
#356 3.8% Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#357 3.8% Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#358 3.8% Rep. Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#359 3.8% Rep. Bucshon [R-IN8]
#360 3.7% Rep. Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#361 3.7% Rep. Brat [R-VA7]
#362 3.7% Rep. Long [R-MO7]
#363 3.6% Rep. Huizenga [R-MI2]
#364 3.4% Rep. Babin [R-TX36]
#365 3.4% Rep. Duncan [R-SC3]
#366 3.2% Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#367 3.0% Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#368 3.0% Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#369 2.9% Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#370 2.8% Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#371 2.7% Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA3]
#372 2.7% Rep. Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#373 2.6% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#374 2.5% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#375 2.5% Rep. Flores [R-TX17]
#376 2.4% Rep. Allen [R-GA12]
#377 2.3% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#378 2.0% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#379 1.4% Rep. Grothman [R-WI6]
#380 1.1% Rep. Stutzman [R-IN3]
#381 0.6% Rep. Huelskamp [R-KS1]
#382 0.6% Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#383 0.0% Rep. Kelly [R-MS1]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored 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.