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2015 Report Cards: House Republicans

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.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in 2015. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Republicans
most laws
#1 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#2 3 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#2 3 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#2 3 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#5 2 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#5 2 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#5 2 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#5 2 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#5 2 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#5 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#5 2 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#5 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#13 1 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#13 1 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#13 1 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#13 1 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#13 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#13 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#13 1 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#13 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#13 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#13 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#13 1 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#13 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#13 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#13 1 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#13 1 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#13 1 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#13 1 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#13 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
#13 1 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#13 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#13 1 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#13 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#13 1 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#13 1 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#13 1 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#13 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#13 1 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#13 1 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#13 1 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#13 1 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#13 1 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#13 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#13 1 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#13 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#13 1 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#13 1 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5]
#13 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#13 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#13 1 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#13 1 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#53 0 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#53 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#53 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#53 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#53 0 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#53 0 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#53 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#53 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#53 0 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#53 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#53 0 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#53 0 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#53 0 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#53 0 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#53 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#53 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#53 0 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#53 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#53 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#53 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#53 0 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#53 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#53 0 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#53 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#53 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#53 0 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#53 0 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#53 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#53 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#53 0 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#53 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#53 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#53 0 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#53 0 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#53 0 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#53 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#53 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#53 0 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11]
#53 0 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#53 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#53 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#53 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#53 0 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#53 0 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#53 0 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#53 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#53 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#53 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#53 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#53 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#53 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#53 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#53 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#53 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#53 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#53 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#53 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#53 0 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#53 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#53 0 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#53 0 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#53 0 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#53 0 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#53 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#53 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#53 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#53 0 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#53 0 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#53 0 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#53 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#53 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#53 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#53 0 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#53 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#53 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#53 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#53 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#53 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#53 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#53 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#53 0 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#53 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#53 0 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#53 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#53 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#53 0 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#53 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#53 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#53 0 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#53 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#53 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#53 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#53 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#53 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#53 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#53 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#53 0 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#53 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#53 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#53 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#53 0 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#53 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#53 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#53 0 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#53 0 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#53 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#53 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#53 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#53 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#53 0 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#53 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#53 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#53 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#53 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#53 0 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#53 0 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#53 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#53 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#53 0 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#53 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#53 0 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#53 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#53 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#53 0 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#53 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17]
#53 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#53 0 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#53 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#53 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#53 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#53 0 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#53 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#53 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#53 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#53 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#53 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#53 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#53 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#53 0 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#53 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#53 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#53 0 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#53 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#53 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#53 0 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#53 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#53 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#53 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#53 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#53 0 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#53 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#53 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#53 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#53 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#53 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#53 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#53 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#53 0 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#53 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#53 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#53 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#53 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#53 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#53 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#53 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#53 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#53 0 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#53 0 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#53 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#53 0 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
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A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

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.