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2015 Report Cards
Safe House Seats / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

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

Safe House Seats
most cosponsors
#1 1266 Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#2 1202 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 1020 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#4 985 Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#5 940 Rep. Guthrie [R-KY2]
#6 888 Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#6 888 Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#8 777 Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#9 727 Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#10 694 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#11 684 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#12 679 Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#13 677 Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#14 661 Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#15 656 Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#16 629 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#17 626 Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#18 620 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#19 615 Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#20 588 Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#21 584 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#22 563 Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#23 554 Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#24 550 Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#25 548 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#25 548 Rep. King [R-NY2]
#27 506 Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#28 503 Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#29 491 Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#30 472 Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#31 471 Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#31 471 Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#33 470 Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#34 469 Rep. King [R-IA4]
#35 467 Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#36 464 Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#37 456 Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#37 456 Rep. Young [R-IN9]
#39 438 Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#39 438 Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#41 436 Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#42 429 Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#43 428 Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#44 424 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#44 424 Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#46 419 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#47 408 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#47 408 Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#49 402 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#50 399 Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#51 395 Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#52 394 Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#53 388 Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#54 378 Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#55 377 Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#56 374 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#57 373 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#58 370 Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#59 369 Rep. Yoder [R-KS3]
#60 368 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#61 361 Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#62 360 Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#63 359 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#64 355 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#65 350 Rep. Roe [R-TN1]
#66 346 Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#67 345 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#68 344 Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#69 341 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#70 340 Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#70 340 Rep. Ribble [R-WI8]
#72 339 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#73 338 Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#73 338 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#73 338 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#76 333 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#77 330 Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#78 329 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#79 327 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#80 326 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#81 322 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#82 321 Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#83 320 Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#84 318 Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#85 314 Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#86 307 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#87 306 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#88 304 Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#89 300 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#90 299 Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#91 298 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#92 288 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#93 287 Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#93 287 Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#95 286 Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#95 286 Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#97 281 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#98 272 Rep. Chaffetz [R-UT3]
#99 271 Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#100 264 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#101 262 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#101 262 Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#103 261 Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#103 261 Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#105 260 Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#105 260 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#107 258 Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#108 253 Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#109 252 Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#109 252 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#111 251 Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#112 250 Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#113 246 Rep. Labrador [R-ID1]
#114 245 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#115 244 Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#116 237 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#117 234 Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#117 234 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#119 233 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#119 233 Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#121 230 Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#122 228 Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#123 226 Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#124 225 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#124 225 Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#126 224 Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#126 224 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#128 223 Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#129 220 Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#130 218 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#130 218 Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#132 217 Rep. Pompeo [R-KS4]
#133 215 Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#134 214 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#135 212 Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#136 211 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#137 202 Rep. Zinke [R-MT0]
#138 199 Rep. Babin [R-TX36]
#138 199 Rep. Womack [R-AR3]
#140 198 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#140 198 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#142 191 Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#143 190 Rep. Mulvaney [R-SC5]
#144 188 Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#145 186 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#146 185 Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#146 185 Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#146 185 Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#149 184 Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#150 182 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#151 181 Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#151 181 Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#153 180 Rep. Palmer [R-AL6]
#154 179 Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#155 178 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#156 175 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#156 175 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#158 171 Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#159 170 Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#159 170 Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#161 168 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#161 168 Rep. Tipton [R-CO3]
#163 167 Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#164 166 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#165 165 Rep. Nugent [R-FL11]
#166 163 Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#167 162 Rep. Rokita [R-IN4]
#168 157 Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#169 154 Rep. Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#169 154 Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#169 154 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#172 153 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#172 153 Rep. Long [R-MO7]
#172 153 Rep. Meehan [R-PA7]
#175 151 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#176 149 Rep. Roby [R-AL2]
#177 148 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#178 147 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#178 147 Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#180 146 Rep. Huizenga [R-MI2]
#180 146 Rep. Lance [R-NJ7]
#182 142 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#183 140 Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#184 139 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#184 139 Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#184 139 Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#187 137 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#188 135 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#188 135 Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#190 134 Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#190 134 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#192 133 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#193 129 Rep. Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#194 128 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#195 127 Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#196 126 Rep. Lummis [R-WY0]
#196 126 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#198 125 Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#199 124 Rep. Hultgren [R-IL14]
#200 122 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#201 121 Rep. Harper [R-MS3]
#201 121 Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#201 121 Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#201 121 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#205 120 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#206 118 Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#206 118 Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#208 117 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#209 115 Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#209 115 Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#209 115 Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA3]
#212 114 Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#213 113 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#214 112 Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#215 111 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#215 111 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#217 110 Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#218 109 Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#218 109 Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#220 108 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#221 107 Rep. DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#222 105 Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#222 105 Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#222 105 Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#225 104 Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#226 103 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#227 102 Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#228 100 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#229 99 Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#229 99 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#231 98 Rep. Brooks [R-AL5]
#231 98 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#231 98 Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#234 97 Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#234 97 Rep. Hice [R-GA10]
#234 97 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#237 95 Rep. Gibbs [R-OH7]
#237 95 Rep. Palazzo [R-MS4]
#237 95 Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#237 95 Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#241 94 Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#242 93 Rep. Hartzler [R-MO4]
#242 93 Rep. Rooney [R-FL17]
#242 93 Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#245 91 Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#245 91 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#247 89 Rep. Walker [R-NC6]
#248 87 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#248 87 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#250 85 Rep. Brat [R-VA7]
#251 84 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#252 83 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#252 83 Rep. Scott [R-GA8]
#254 82 Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#254 82 Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#254 82 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#257 81 Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#257 81 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#257 81 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#260 80 Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#260 80 Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#262 78 Rep. Abraham [R-LA5]
#262 78 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#264 77 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#264 77 Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#264 77 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#267 76 Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#267 76 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#269 75 Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#270 74 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#270 74 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#272 73 Rep. Carter [R-GA1]
#273 71 Rep. Rouzer [R-NC7]
#274 69 Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#274 69 Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#276 68 Rep. Cramer [R-ND0]
#276 68 Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#278 65 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#279 64 Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#280 63 Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#280 63 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#280 63 Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#280 63 Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#284 62 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#284 62 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#286 61 Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#286 61 Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#288 60 Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#289 59 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#289 59 Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#291 58 Rep. Russell [R-OK5]
#292 57 Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#293 55 Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#294 54 Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#295 53 Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#295 53 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#295 53 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#298 52 Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#298 52 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#298 52 Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#301 51 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#301 51 Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#303 50 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#304 49 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#304 49 Rep. Newhouse [R-WA4]
#306 48 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#307 47 Rep. Graves [R-LA6]
#307 47 Rep. Rigell [R-VA2]
#309 46 Rep. Stutzman [R-IN3]
#310 44 Rep. Emmer [R-MN6]
#310 44 Rep. Gowdy [R-SC4]
#312 43 Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#312 43 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#312 43 Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#315 42 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#316 40 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#316 40 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#318 39 Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#318 39 Rep. Takai [D-HI1]
#320 38 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#320 38 Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#322 37 Rep. Huelskamp [R-KS1]
#323 36 Rep. Bucshon [R-IN8]
#323 36 Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#323 36 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#326 35 Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#327 34 Rep. Duncan [R-SC3]
#327 34 Rep. Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#327 34 Rep. Jenkins [R-WV3]
#327 34 Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#331 33 Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#332 31 Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#332 31 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#332 31 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#335 30 Rep. Flores [R-TX17]
#335 30 Rep. Johnson [R-OH6]
#335 30 Rep. Westerman [R-AR4]
#338 29 Rep. Buck [R-CO4]
#338 29 Rep. Trott [R-MI11]
#340 28 Rep. Amash [R-MI3]
#341 27 Rep. Harris [R-MD1]
#341 27 Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#343 26 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#343 26 Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#345 25 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#346 22 Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#346 22 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#346 22 Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#346 22 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#346 22 Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#346 22 Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#352 21 Rep. Fleming [R-LA4]
#352 21 Rep. Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#354 20 Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#355 17 Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#356 16 Rep. Allen [R-GA12]
#357 15 Rep. Hurt [R-VA5]
#358 14 Rep. Clawson [R-FL19]
#359 13 Rep. Grothman [R-WI6]
#359 13 Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
#361 12 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#361 12 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#361 12 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#364 9 Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#364 9 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#366 8 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#366 8 Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#366 8 Rep. Sablan [I-MP0]
#366 8 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#370 7 Rep. Hill [R-AR2]
#370 7 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#372 6 Rep. Donovan [R-NY11]
#373 2 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#373 2 Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#373 2 Rep. Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#376 1 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#376 1 Rep. Radewagen [R-AS0]
#376 1 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#379 0 Rep. Graves [R-GA14]
#379 0 Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#379 0 Rep. Kelly [R-MS1]
#379 0 Rep. LaHood [R-IL18]
#379 0 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#379 0 Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#379 0 Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
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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.