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2015 Report Cards
House Republicans / Working with the Other Chamber

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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2015 that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Republicans
most bills
#1 10 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#2 9 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#3 8 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#4 7 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#4 7 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#4 7 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#4 7 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#8 6 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#8 6 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#8 6 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#8 6 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#8 6 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#8 6 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#8 6 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#8 6 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#8 6 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#17 5 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#17 5 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#17 5 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#17 5 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#17 5 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#17 5 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#17 5 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#24 4 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#24 4 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#24 4 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#24 4 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#24 4 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#24 4 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#24 4 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#24 4 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#24 4 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#24 4 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#24 4 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#24 4 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#24 4 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#24 4 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#24 4 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#39 3 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#39 3 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#39 3 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#39 3 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#39 3 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#39 3 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#39 3 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#39 3 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#39 3 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#39 3 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#39 3 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#39 3 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#39 3 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#39 3 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#39 3 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#39 3 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#39 3 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#39 3 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#39 3 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#39 3 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#39 3 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#39 3 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#39 3 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#39 3 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#39 3 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#72 2 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#72 2 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#72 2 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#72 2 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#72 2 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#72 2 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#72 2 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#72 2 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#72 2 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#72 2 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#72 2 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#72 2 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#72 2 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#72 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#72 2 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#72 2 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#72 2 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#72 2 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#72 2 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#72 2 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#72 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#72 2 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#72 2 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#72 2 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#72 2 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#72 2 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#72 2 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#72 2 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#72 2 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#72 2 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#72 2 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#72 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#72 2 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#72 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#72 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#72 2 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#72 2 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#72 2 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#72 2 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#72 2 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#112 1 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#112 1 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#112 1 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#112 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#112 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#112 1 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#112 1 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#112 1 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#112 1 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#112 1 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#112 1 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#112 1 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#112 1 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#112 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#112 1 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#112 1 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#112 1 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#112 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#112 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#112 1 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#112 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#112 1 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#112 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#112 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#112 1 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#112 1 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#112 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#112 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#112 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#112 1 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#112 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#112 1 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#112 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#112 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#112 1 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#112 1 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#112 1 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#112 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#112 1 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#112 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#112 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#112 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#112 1 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#112 1 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#112 1 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#112 1 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#112 1 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#112 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#112 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#112 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#112 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#112 1 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#178 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#178 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#178 0 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#178 0 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#178 0 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#178 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#178 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#178 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#178 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#178 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#178 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#178 0 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#178 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#178 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#178 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#178 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#178 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#178 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#178 0 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#178 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#178 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#178 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#178 0 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#178 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#178 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#178 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#178 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#178 0 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#178 0 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#178 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#178 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#178 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#178 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#178 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#178 0 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#178 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#178 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#178 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#178 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#178 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#178 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#178 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#178 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#178 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#178 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#178 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#178 0 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#178 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#178 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#178 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#178 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#178 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#178 0 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#178 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#178 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#178 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.