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