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2015 Report Cards
House Republicans / Committee Positions

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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Republicans
most committee positions
#1 11 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#1 11 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#3 10 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#4 7 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#5 6 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#5 6 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#5 6 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#5 6 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#5 6 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#10 5 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#10 5 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#10 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#10 5 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#10 5 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#10 5 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#10 5 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#10 5 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#10 5 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#10 5 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#10 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#10 5 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#10 5 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#10 5 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#10 5 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#10 5 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#10 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#10 5 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 2015-2018]
#10 5 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#10 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#10 5 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#10 5 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#10 5 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#33 2 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#33 2 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#33 2 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#33 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#33 2 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#33 2 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#33 2 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#33 2 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#33 2 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#33 2 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#33 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#33 2 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#33 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#33 2 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#33 2 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#48 1 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#48 1 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#48 1 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#48 1 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#48 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#48 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#48 1 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#48 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#48 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#48 1 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#48 1 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#48 1 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#48 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#48 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#48 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#48 1 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#48 1 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#48 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#48 1 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#48 1 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#48 1 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#48 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#48 1 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#48 1 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#48 1 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#48 1 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#48 1 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#48 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#48 1 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#48 1 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#48 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#48 1 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#48 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#48 1 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#48 1 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#48 1 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#48 1 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#48 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#48 1 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#48 1 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#48 1 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#48 1 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#48 1 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#48 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#48 1 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#48 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#48 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#48 1 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#48 1 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#48 1 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#48 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#48 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#48 1 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#48 1 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#48 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#48 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#48 1 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#48 1 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#48 1 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#48 1 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#48 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#48 1 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#48 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#48 1 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#48 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#48 1 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#48 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#48 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#48 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#48 1 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#48 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#48 1 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#153 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#153 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#153 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#153 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#153 0 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#153 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#153 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#153 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#153 0 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#153 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#153 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#153 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#153 0 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#153 0 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#153 0 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#153 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#153 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#153 0 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#153 0 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#153 0 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#153 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#153 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#153 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#153 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#153 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#153 0 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#153 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#153 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#153 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#153 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#153 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#153 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#153 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#153 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#153 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#153 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#153 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#153 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#153 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#153 0 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#153 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#153 0 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#153 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#153 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#153 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#153 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#153 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#153 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#153 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#153 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#153 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#153 0 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#153 0 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#153 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#153 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#153 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#153 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#153 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#153 0 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#153 0 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#153 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#153 0 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
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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.