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2015 Report Cards
House Republicans / Bills Out of Committee

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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2015 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

House Republicans
most often
#1 12 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#1 12 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#3 11 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#4 10 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#5 9 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#5 9 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#7 8 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#7 8 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#7 8 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#10 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#10 7 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#10 7 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#10 7 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#10 7 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#10 7 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#16 6 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#16 6 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#18 5 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#18 5 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#18 5 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#18 5 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#18 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#18 5 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#18 5 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#25 4 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#25 4 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#25 4 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#25 4 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#25 4 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#25 4 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#25 4 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#25 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#33 3 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#33 3 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#33 3 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#33 3 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#33 3 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#33 3 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#33 3 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#33 3 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#33 3 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#33 3 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#33 3 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#33 3 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#49 2 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#49 2 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#49 2 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#49 2 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#49 2 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#49 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#49 2 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#49 2 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#49 2 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#49 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#49 2 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#49 2 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#49 2 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#49 2 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#49 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#49 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#49 2 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#49 2 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#49 2 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#49 2 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#49 2 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#49 2 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#49 2 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#49 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#49 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#49 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#49 2 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#49 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#49 2 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#49 2 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#87 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#87 1 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#87 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#87 1 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#87 1 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#87 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#87 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#87 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#87 1 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#87 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#87 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#87 1 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#87 1 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#87 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#87 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#87 1 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#87 1 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#87 1 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#87 1 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#87 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#87 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#87 1 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#87 1 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#87 1 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#87 1 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#87 1 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#87 1 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#87 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#87 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#87 1 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#87 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#87 1 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#87 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#87 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#87 1 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#87 1 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#87 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#87 1 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#87 1 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#87 1 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#87 1 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#87 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#87 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#87 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#87 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#87 1 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#87 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#87 1 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#87 1 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#87 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#87 1 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#87 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#87 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#87 1 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#87 1 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#87 1 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#172 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#172 0 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#172 0 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#172 0 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#172 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#172 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#172 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#172 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#172 0 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#172 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#172 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#172 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#172 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#172 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#172 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#172 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#172 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#172 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#172 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#172 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#172 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#172 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#172 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#172 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#172 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#172 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#172 0 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#172 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#172 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#172 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#172 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#172 0 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#172 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#172 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#172 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#172 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#172 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#172 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#172 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#172 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#172 0 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#172 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#172 0 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#172 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#172 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#172 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#172 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#172 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#172 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#172 0 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#172 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
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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.