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2015 Report Cards
All Representatives / Writing Bipartisan Bills

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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills introduced by each legislator in 2015 which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

All Representatives
highest % of bills
#1 91.7% Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#2 81.3% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#3 80.0% Rep. Renacci [R-OH16]
#4 78.6% Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#5 77.3% Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#6 76.9% Rep. Gibson [R-NY19]
#6 76.9% Rep. McSally [R-AZ2]
#8 76.2% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#9 75.0% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#9 75.0% Rep. Curbelo [R-FL26]
#11 72.7% Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#12 71.4% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#13 66.7% Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#13 66.7% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#15 65.2% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#16 65.0% Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#17 64.3% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#18 64.0% Rep. Reed [R-NY23]
#19 63.6% Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#20 63.2% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#21 62.5% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#21 62.5% Rep. Katko [R-NY24]
#23 60.9% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#24 60.0% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#25 59.3% Rep. Gosar [R-AZ4]
#26 59.0% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#27 58.8% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#27 58.8% Rep. Davis [R-IL13]
#27 58.8% Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#30 58.3% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#30 58.3% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#32 58.1% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#33 57.9% Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#34 57.1% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#35 56.3% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#35 56.3% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#37 55.6% Rep. Stivers [R-OH15]
#38 55.0% Rep. Kelly [R-PA3]
#39 54.5% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#39 54.5% Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#41 53.8% Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#41 53.8% Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#43 52.9% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#44 52.4% Rep. McKinley [R-WV1]
#45 51.7% Rep. Black [R-TN6]
#46 50.0% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#46 50.0% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#46 50.0% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#46 50.0% Rep. Ellmers [R-NC2]
#46 50.0% Rep. Guthrie [R-KY2]
#46 50.0% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#46 50.0% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#53 46.7% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#53 46.7% Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
#53 46.7% Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#53 46.7% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#53 46.7% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#53 46.7% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#53 46.7% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#60 46.2% Rep. Guinta [R-NH1]
#60 46.2% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#60 46.2% Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#60 46.2% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#60 46.2% Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#65 45.5% Rep. Crawford [R-AR1]
#65 45.5% Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#65 45.5% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#65 45.5% Rep. Zeldin [R-NY1]
#69 44.4% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#70 43.8% Rep. Noem [R-SD0]
#70 43.8% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#72 42.9% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#72 42.9% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#72 42.9% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#72 42.9% Rep. Young [R-IN9]
#76 42.1% Rep. Barletta [R-PA11]
#76 42.1% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#78 41.7% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#78 41.7% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#78 41.7% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#81 41.2% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#81 41.2% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#83 40.0% Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#83 40.0% Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#83 40.0% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#86 38.5% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#86 38.5% Rep. Fincher [R-TN8]
#86 38.5% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#86 38.5% Rep. Lance [R-NJ7]
#86 38.5% Rep. Marino [R-PA10]
#86 38.5% Rep. Ross [R-FL15]
#86 38.5% Rep. Zinke [R-MT0]
#93 37.5% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#93 37.5% Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#95 36.8% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#96 36.4% Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#96 36.4% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#96 36.4% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#96 36.4% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#96 36.4% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#96 36.4% Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#96 36.4% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#96 36.4% Rep. Pompeo [R-KS4]
#104 35.7% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#104 35.7% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#104 35.7% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#107 34.8% Rep. Chaffetz [R-UT3]
#108 34.4% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#109 33.3% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#109 33.3% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#109 33.3% Rep. Lummis [R-WY0]
#109 33.3% Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#109 33.3% Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#109 33.3% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#115 31.6% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#116 30.8% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#116 30.8% Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#116 30.8% Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#116 30.8% Rep. Walberg [R-MI7]
#120 30.0% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#120 30.0% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#122 29.4% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#123 28.6% Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#123 28.6% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#123 28.6% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#123 28.6% Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#127 28.1% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#128 27.3% Rep. Amodei [R-NV2]
#128 27.3% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#128 27.3% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#128 27.3% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#132 26.7% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#133 25.0% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#133 25.0% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#133 25.0% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#133 25.0% Rep. Jolly [R-FL13]
#133 25.0% Rep. Newhouse [R-WA4]
#133 25.0% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#133 25.0% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#140 23.9% Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#141 23.8% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#142 23.5% Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#142 23.5% Rep. Griffith [R-VA9]
#142 23.5% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#145 23.1% Rep. Farenthold [R-TX27]
#145 23.1% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#145 23.1% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#148 22.7% Rep. Duffy [R-WI7]
#149 22.2% Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#149 22.2% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#149 22.2% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#152 21.4% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#152 21.4% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#154 20.8% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#155 20.0% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#156 18.8% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#156 18.8% Rep. Woodall [R-GA7]
#158 18.5% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#159 18.4% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#160 18.2% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#161 17.9% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#161 17.9% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#163 17.6% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#164 16.7% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#164 16.7% Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#164 16.7% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#164 16.7% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#164 16.7% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#169 15.6% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#170 15.4% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#170 15.4% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#170 15.4% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#173 14.3% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#173 14.3% Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#173 14.3% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#176 13.3% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#176 13.3% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#176 13.3% Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#179 11.8% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#180 11.5% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#181 11.1% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#182 9.1% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#182 9.1% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#184 8.3% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#184 8.3% Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#184 8.3% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#187 7.7% Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#187 7.7% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#187 7.7% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#190 7.1% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#190 7.1% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#192 6.7% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#193 5.3% Rep. Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#194 4.7% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#195 3.7% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#196 0.0% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#196 0.0% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.