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2015 Report Cards
House Sophomores / Bills Cosponsored

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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2015.

House Sophomores
most bills
#1 480 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#2 434 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#3 428 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#4 415 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#5 381 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#6 371 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#7 344 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#8 324 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#9 315 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#10 302 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#11 300 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#12 297 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#13 286 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#13 286 Rep. Cramer [R-ND0]
#15 283 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#16 277 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#17 270 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#18 263 Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#19 255 Rep. Davis [R-IL13]
#20 244 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#21 239 Rep. Jolly [R-FL13]
#22 237 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#22 237 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#24 235 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#24 235 Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#26 233 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#27 228 Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#28 225 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#29 219 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#30 214 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#30 214 Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#32 212 Rep. Dold [R-IL10]
#32 212 Rep. Pittenger [R-NC9]
#34 210 Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#35 209 Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#36 206 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#36 206 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#38 203 Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#39 200 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#40 194 Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#41 190 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#42 187 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#43 184 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#44 180 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#45 178 Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#46 177 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#47 176 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#48 171 Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#49 170 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#50 168 Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#51 166 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#52 160 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#52 160 Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#54 158 Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#55 157 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#56 153 Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#56 153 Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#58 142 Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#59 140 Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#60 137 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#61 132 Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#61 132 Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#63 131 Rep. Guinta [R-NH1]
#64 130 Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#65 129 Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#66 121 Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#66 121 Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#68 112 Rep. Clawson [R-FL19]
#69 107 Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#70 104 Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#71 101 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#72 91 Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#73 87 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
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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.