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2015 Report Cards
California Delegation / 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.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 537 Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#2 491 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#3 437 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#4 428 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#5 415 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#6 404 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#7 381 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#8 371 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#9 344 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#10 343 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#11 333 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#12 315 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#13 297 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#14 293 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#15 285 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#16 281 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#17 280 Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#18 275 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#19 270 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#20 269 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#20 269 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#22 251 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#23 222 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#24 214 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#25 196 Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#26 195 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#27 192 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#27 192 Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#29 188 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#30 184 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#31 180 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#32 179 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#33 173 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#34 166 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#35 160 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#36 155 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#37 149 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#38 142 Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#39 139 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#40 137 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#41 136 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#42 124 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#43 123 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#44 116 Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#45 113 Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#46 111 Rep. Knight [R-CA25]
#47 108 Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#48 100 Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#49 94 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#50 85 Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#50 85 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#52 41 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#53 4 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
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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.