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2015 Report Cards
House Republicans / Bills Introduced

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 Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in 2015.

House Republicans
most bills
#1 46 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 38 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#3 33 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#4 32 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#4 32 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#6 31 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#7 29 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#8 28 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#9 27 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#9 27 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#9 27 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#12 26 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#12 26 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#14 25 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#14 25 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#14 25 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#14 25 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#18 24 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#18 24 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#20 23 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#20 23 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#20 23 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#23 22 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#23 22 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#25 21 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#25 21 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#25 21 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#28 20 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#28 20 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#28 20 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#28 20 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#28 20 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#28 20 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#34 19 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#34 19 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#34 19 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#37 18 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#37 18 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#37 18 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#40 17 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#40 17 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#40 17 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#40 17 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#40 17 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#45 16 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#45 16 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#45 16 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#45 16 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#45 16 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#45 16 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#45 16 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#52 15 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#52 15 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#52 15 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#52 15 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#52 15 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#52 15 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#52 15 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#59 14 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#59 14 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#59 14 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#59 14 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#59 14 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#59 14 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#59 14 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#59 14 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#59 14 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#68 13 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#68 13 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#68 13 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#68 13 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#68 13 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#68 13 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#68 13 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#68 13 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#68 13 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#68 13 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#68 13 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#68 13 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#68 13 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#68 13 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#68 13 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#68 13 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#68 13 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#68 13 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#68 13 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#87 12 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#87 12 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#87 12 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#87 12 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#87 12 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#87 12 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#87 12 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#87 12 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#87 12 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#87 12 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#87 12 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#98 11 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#98 11 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#98 11 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#98 11 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#98 11 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#98 11 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#98 11 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#98 11 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#106 10 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#106 10 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#106 10 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#106 10 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#106 10 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#106 10 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#106 10 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#106 10 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#106 10 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#106 10 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#106 10 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#106 10 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#106 10 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#106 10 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#106 10 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#106 10 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#106 10 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#106 10 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#124 9 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#124 9 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#124 9 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#124 9 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#124 9 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#124 9 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#124 9 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#124 9 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#124 9 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#124 9 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#124 9 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#124 9 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#124 9 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#124 9 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#124 9 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#124 9 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#140 8 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#140 8 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#140 8 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#140 8 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#140 8 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#140 8 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#140 8 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#140 8 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#140 8 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#140 8 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#140 8 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#140 8 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#140 8 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#140 8 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#140 8 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#140 8 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#156 7 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#156 7 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#156 7 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#156 7 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#156 7 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#156 7 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#156 7 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#156 7 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#156 7 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#156 7 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#156 7 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#156 7 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#156 7 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#156 7 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#156 7 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#156 7 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#156 7 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#156 7 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#156 7 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#156 7 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#156 7 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#156 7 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#156 7 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#179 6 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#179 6 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#179 6 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#179 6 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#179 6 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#179 6 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#179 6 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#179 6 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#179 6 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#179 6 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#179 6 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#179 6 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#191 5 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#191 5 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#191 5 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#191 5 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#191 5 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#191 5 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#191 5 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#191 5 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#191 5 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#191 5 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#191 5 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#191 5 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#191 5 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#191 5 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#191 5 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#206 4 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#206 4 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#206 4 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#206 4 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#206 4 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#206 4 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#206 4 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#206 4 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#206 4 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#206 4 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#206 4 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#206 4 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#206 4 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#206 4 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#206 4 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#206 4 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#206 4 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#206 4 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#224 3 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#224 3 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#224 3 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#224 3 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#224 3 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#224 3 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#224 3 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#224 3 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#224 3 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#224 3 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#224 3 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#224 3 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#236 2 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#236 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#236 2 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#236 2 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#236 2 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#236 2 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#242 1 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#242 1 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#242 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#242 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#246 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#246 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
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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.