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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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills introduced by each legislator in 2015 which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

House Republicans
highest % of bills
#1 91.7% Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#10 71.4% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#100 11.5% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#101 11.1% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#102 9.1% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#103 7.7% Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#103 7.7% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#105 5.3% Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#11 66.7% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#11 66.7% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#13 65.2% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#14 65.0% Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#15 64.3% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#16 64.0% Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#17 62.5% Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#17 62.5% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#19 60.9% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#2 81.3% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#20 60.0% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#21 59.3% Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#22 58.8% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#22 58.8% Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#22 58.8% Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#25 58.3% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#25 58.3% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#27 58.1% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#28 57.9% Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#29 56.3% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#3 80.0% Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#30 55.6% Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#31 55.0% Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#32 54.5% Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#33 53.8% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#33 53.8% Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#35 52.9% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#36 52.4% Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#37 51.7% Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#38 50.0% Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#38 50.0% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#38 50.0% Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#38 50.0% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#4 78.6% Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#42 46.7% Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#42 46.7% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#42 46.7% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#42 46.7% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#42 46.7% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#47 46.2% Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#47 46.2% Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#47 46.2% Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#5 77.3% Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#50 45.5% Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#50 45.5% Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#52 44.4% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#53 43.8% Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#54 42.9% Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#55 42.1% Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#55 42.1% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#57 41.7% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#58 40.0% Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#58 40.0% Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#58 40.0% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#6 76.9% Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#6 76.9% Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#61 38.5% Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#61 38.5% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#61 38.5% Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#61 38.5% Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#61 38.5% Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#61 38.5% Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#67 36.4% Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#67 36.4% Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#69 34.8% Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#70 34.4% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#71 33.3% Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#71 33.3% Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#73 30.8% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#73 30.8% Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#73 30.8% Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#76 30.0% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#77 28.6% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#77 28.6% Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#77 28.6% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#77 28.6% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#8 76.2% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#81 28.1% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#82 27.3% Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#83 25.0% Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#83 25.0% Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#83 25.0% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#86 23.9% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#87 23.5% Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#88 23.1% Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#89 22.7% Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#9 75.0% Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#90 22.2% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#91 21.4% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#92 20.8% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#93 18.8% Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#94 18.5% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#95 18.2% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#96 16.7% Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#97 15.4% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#98 14.3% Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#99 13.3% Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.