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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2015 that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Republicans
most often
#1 14 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#2 12 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#2 12 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#4 11 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#4 11 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#6 10 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#6 10 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#6 10 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#9 9 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#10 8 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#10 8 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#10 8 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#13 7 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#13 7 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#13 7 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#13 7 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#13 7 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#13 7 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#13 7 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#13 7 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#21 6 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#21 6 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#21 6 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#21 6 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#21 6 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#21 6 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#27 5 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#27 5 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#27 5 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#27 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#27 5 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#27 5 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#27 5 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#34 4 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#34 4 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#34 4 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#34 4 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#34 4 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#34 4 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#34 4 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#34 4 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#34 4 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#34 4 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#34 4 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#34 4 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#34 4 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#34 4 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#34 4 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#34 4 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#34 4 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#34 4 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#34 4 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#34 4 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#34 4 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#34 4 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#34 4 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#34 4 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#34 4 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#34 4 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#34 4 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#34 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#62 3 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#62 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#62 3 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#62 3 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#62 3 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#62 3 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#62 3 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#62 3 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#62 3 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#62 3 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#62 3 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#62 3 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#62 3 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#62 3 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#62 3 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#62 3 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#62 3 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#62 3 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#62 3 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#62 3 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#62 3 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#62 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#62 3 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#62 3 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#62 3 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#62 3 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#88 2 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#88 2 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#88 2 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#88 2 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#88 2 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#88 2 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#88 2 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#88 2 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#88 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#88 2 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#88 2 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#88 2 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#88 2 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#88 2 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#88 2 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#88 2 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#88 2 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#88 2 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#88 2 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#88 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#88 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#88 2 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#88 2 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#88 2 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#88 2 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#88 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#88 2 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#88 2 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#88 2 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#88 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#88 2 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#88 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#88 2 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#88 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#88 2 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#88 2 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#88 2 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#88 2 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#88 2 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#88 2 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#128 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#128 1 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#128 1 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#128 1 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#128 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#128 1 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#128 1 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#128 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#128 1 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#128 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#128 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#128 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#128 1 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#128 1 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#128 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#128 1 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#128 1 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11]
#128 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#128 1 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#128 1 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#128 1 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#128 1 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#128 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
#128 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#128 1 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#128 1 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#128 1 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#128 1 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#128 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#128 1 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#128 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#128 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#128 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#128 1 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#128 1 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#128 1 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#128 1 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#128 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#128 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#128 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#128 1 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#128 1 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#128 1 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#128 1 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#128 1 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#128 1 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#128 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#128 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#128 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#128 1 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#128 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#128 1 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#128 1 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#128 1 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#128 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#128 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#128 1 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#128 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#128 1 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#128 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#128 1 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#128 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#128 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#128 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#128 1 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#128 1 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#194 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#194 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#194 0 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#194 0 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#194 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#194 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#194 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#194 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#194 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#194 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#194 0 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#194 0 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#194 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#194 0 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#194 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#194 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#194 0 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#194 0 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#194 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#194 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#194 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#194 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#194 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#194 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#194 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#194 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#194 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#194 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#194 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#194 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#194 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#194 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#194 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#194 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#194 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17]
#194 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#194 0 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5]
#194 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#194 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#194 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#194 0 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#194 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#194 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#194 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#194 0 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
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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.