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2015 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / 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.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 651 Rep. Norton [D-DC]
#2 645 Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#3 599 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 540 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#5 537 Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#6 530 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#7 491 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#8 415 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#9 413 Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#10 405 Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#11 404 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#12 395 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#13 393 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#14 381 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#15 355 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#16 349 Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#17 345 Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#18 344 Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#19 333 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#20 317 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#21 302 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#22 289 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#23 287 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#24 286 Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#25 285 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#26 284 Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#27 282 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#28 281 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#29 280 Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#30 269 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#30 269 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#32 261 Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#33 259 Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#34 257 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#35 254 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#35 254 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#37 253 Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#38 252 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#38 252 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#40 244 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#40 244 Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#42 243 Rep. King [R-NY2]
#43 241 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#44 238 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#45 237 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU]
#46 233 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#47 232 Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#48 229 Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#49 226 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#50 225 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#50 225 Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#52 224 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#53 219 Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#53 219 Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#53 219 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#56 217 Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#56 217 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#58 214 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#59 213 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#60 210 Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#61 209 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#62 205 Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#63 202 Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#63 202 Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#65 201 Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#66 200 Rep. Young [R-AK]
#67 199 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#67 199 Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#69 198 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#70 196 Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#71 195 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#72 193 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#73 192 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#73 192 Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#73 192 Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#76 191 Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#77 189 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#78 186 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#78 186 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#80 185 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#81 183 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#82 180 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#83 179 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#84 178 Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#85 177 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#86 171 Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#87 169 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#87 169 Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#89 168 Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#90 164 Rep. Kline [R-MN2]
#90 164 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#90 164 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#93 162 Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#94 159 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#95 158 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#95 158 Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#97 157 Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#98 155 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#99 153 Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#100 150 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#100 150 Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#102 149 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#102 149 Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#102 149 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#105 148 Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#106 147 Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA3]
#107 146 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#107 146 Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#107 146 Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#110 145 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#111 140 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#112 139 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#112 139 Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#114 137 Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#115 136 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#116 134 Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#116 134 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#118 133 Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#119 128 Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#119 128 Rep. King [R-IA4]
#121 127 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#122 125 Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#123 124 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#124 123 Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#124 123 Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#124 123 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#127 118 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#128 117 Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#129 116 Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#130 115 Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#131 114 Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#132 113 Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#132 113 Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#134 112 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#135 111 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#136 110 Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#137 109 Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#138 108 Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#139 105 Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#140 103 Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#141 102 Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#142 99 Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#143 94 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#143 94 Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#143 94 Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#143 94 Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#147 93 Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#148 90 Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#148 90 Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#150 89 Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#151 87 Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#152 85 Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#152 85 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#152 85 Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#155 83 Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#155 83 Rep. Mica [R-FL7]
#157 82 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#157 82 Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#159 81 Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#160 80 Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#161 71 Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#162 70 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#163 61 Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#164 59 Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#164 59 Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#166 57 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#167 52 Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#168 41 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#169 34 Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
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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.