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2015 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Bills Introduced

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 Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in 2015.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 65 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#2 46 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#3 43 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#4 38 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#4 38 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#6 34 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#7 33 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#8 32 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#8 32 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#10 31 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#11 28 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#11 28 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#11 28 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#11 28 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#15 27 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#15 27 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#17 26 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#17 26 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#17 26 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#17 26 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#21 25 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#21 25 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#23 24 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#23 24 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#25 23 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#26 22 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#26 22 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#28 21 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#28 21 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#28 21 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#28 21 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#32 20 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#32 20 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#32 20 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#32 20 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#36 19 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#37 18 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#37 18 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#37 18 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#40 17 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#40 17 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#40 17 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#40 17 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#40 17 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#40 17 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#40 17 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#47 16 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#47 16 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#47 16 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#47 16 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#47 16 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#52 15 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#52 15 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#52 15 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#52 15 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#52 15 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#52 15 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#52 15 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#52 15 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#60 14 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#60 14 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#60 14 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#60 14 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#60 14 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#60 14 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#60 14 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#60 14 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#60 14 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#60 14 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#70 13 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#70 13 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#70 13 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#70 13 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#70 13 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#75 12 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#75 12 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#75 12 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#75 12 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#75 12 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#75 12 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#75 12 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#75 12 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#75 12 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#75 12 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#75 12 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#86 11 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#86 11 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#86 11 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#86 11 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#86 11 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#86 11 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#86 11 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#93 10 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#93 10 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#93 10 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#93 10 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#93 10 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#93 10 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#93 10 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#93 10 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#93 10 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#93 10 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#93 10 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#104 9 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#104 9 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#104 9 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#104 9 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#104 9 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#104 9 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#104 9 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#104 9 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#104 9 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#104 9 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#104 9 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#104 9 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#104 9 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#117 8 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#117 8 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#119 7 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#119 7 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#119 7 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#119 7 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#119 7 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#119 7 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#119 7 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#126 6 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#126 6 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#126 6 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#126 6 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#126 6 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#126 6 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#126 6 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#133 5 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#133 5 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#133 5 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#133 5 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#133 5 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#133 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#133 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#133 5 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#141 4 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#141 4 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#141 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#141 4 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#141 4 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#141 4 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#141 4 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#141 4 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#141 4 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#141 4 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#141 4 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#141 4 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#153 3 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#153 3 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#153 3 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#153 3 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#153 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#153 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#153 3 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#153 3 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#161 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#161 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#161 2 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#161 2 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#161 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#161 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#161 2 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#168 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#168 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
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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.