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