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

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most cosponsors
#1 1266 Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#2 1202 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 888 Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#4 727 Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#5 684 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#6 677 Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#7 629 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#8 626 Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#9 620 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#10 615 Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#11 588 Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#12 584 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#13 563 Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#14 554 Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#15 548 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#15 548 Rep. King [R-NY2]
#17 503 Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#18 491 Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#19 472 Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#20 471 Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#21 470 Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#22 469 Rep. King [R-IA4]
#23 467 Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#24 464 Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#25 438 Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#26 424 Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#27 408 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#28 402 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#29 401 Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#30 399 Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#31 395 Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#32 394 Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#33 388 Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#34 377 Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#35 373 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#36 368 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#37 361 Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#38 360 Rep. Whitfield [R-KY1]
#39 355 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#40 346 Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#41 345 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#42 344 Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#43 340 Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#44 339 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#45 338 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#45 338 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#47 330 Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#48 327 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#49 326 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#50 310 Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#51 307 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#52 300 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#53 288 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#54 287 Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#55 286 Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#56 264 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#57 261 Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#58 260 Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#58 260 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#60 258 Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#61 252 Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#61 252 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#63 251 Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#64 234 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#65 233 Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#66 230 Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#67 218 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#67 218 Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#69 214 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#70 211 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#71 198 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#72 191 Rep. Kline [R-MN2]
#72 191 Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#74 188 Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#75 184 Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#76 182 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#77 181 Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#78 179 Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#79 175 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#80 171 Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#81 168 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#82 157 Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#83 154 Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#84 153 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#85 151 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#86 147 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#87 142 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#88 139 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#89 135 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#90 134 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#91 128 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#92 125 Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#93 122 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#94 121 Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#94 121 Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#94 121 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#97 120 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#98 118 Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#99 117 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#100 115 Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#100 115 Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA3]
#102 113 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#103 111 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#103 111 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#105 110 Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#106 109 Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#106 109 Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#108 108 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#109 104 Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#110 103 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#111 102 Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#112 100 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#113 99 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#114 98 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#115 95 Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#116 93 Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#117 91 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#118 87 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#118 87 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#120 84 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#121 82 Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#121 82 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#123 77 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#123 77 Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#125 74 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#126 63 Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#127 62 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#127 62 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#129 61 Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#130 60 Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#131 53 Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#131 53 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#131 53 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#134 52 Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#135 51 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#135 51 Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#137 49 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#138 48 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#139 46 Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#140 40 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#140 40 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#142 39 Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#143 38 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#143 38 Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#145 36 Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#146 34 Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#147 33 Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#148 27 Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#149 26 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#150 25 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#151 22 Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#151 22 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#153 20 Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#154 18 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#155 17 Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#156 15 Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#157 12 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#158 9 Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#158 9 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#160 8 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#161 7 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#162 2 Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#162 2 Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#164 1 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#165 0 Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#165 0 Rep. Mica [R-FL7]
#165 0 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#165 0 Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#165 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.