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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

House Republicans
most conservative
#1 1.00 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#2 0.98 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#3 0.98 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#4 0.97 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#5 0.96 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27]
#6 0.95 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#7 0.94 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#8 0.94 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#9 0.93 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#10 0.91 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#11 0.91 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#12 0.91 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#13 0.90 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#14 0.90 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#15 0.90 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#16 0.90 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#17 0.90 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#18 0.89 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#19 0.89 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#20 0.89 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#21 0.89 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#22 0.89 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#23 0.89 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#24 0.89 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#25 0.88 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#26 0.88 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#27 0.88 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#28 0.88 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#29 0.87 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#30 0.87 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#31 0.87 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#32 0.87 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#33 0.87 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#34 0.87 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#35 0.87 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#36 0.86 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#37 0.86 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#38 0.86 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#39 0.86 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#40 0.86 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#41 0.86 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#42 0.86 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#43 0.86 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#44 0.85 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#45 0.85 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#46 0.85 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#47 0.85 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#48 0.84 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#49 0.84 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#50 0.84 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#51 0.84 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#52 0.84 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#53 0.84 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#54 0.84 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#55 0.84 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#56 0.84 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#57 0.84 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#58 0.84 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#59 0.84 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#60 0.84 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#61 0.83 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#62 0.83 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#63 0.83 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#64 0.83 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#65 0.83 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#66 0.83 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#67 0.83 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#68 0.82 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#69 0.82 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#70 0.82 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#71 0.82 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#72 0.82 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#73 0.82 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#74 0.82 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#75 0.82 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#76 0.81 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#77 0.81 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#78 0.81 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#79 0.81 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#80 0.81 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#81 0.81 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#82 0.80 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#83 0.80 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#84 0.80 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
#85 0.80 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#86 0.80 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#87 0.80 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#88 0.80 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#89 0.80 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#90 0.80 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#91 0.80 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#92 0.80 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#93 0.79 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#94 0.79 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#95 0.79 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#96 0.79 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#97 0.78 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#98 0.78 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#99 0.78 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#100 0.78 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#101 0.78 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#102 0.78 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#103 0.78 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#104 0.78 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#105 0.78 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#106 0.78 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#107 0.77 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#108 0.77 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#109 0.77 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#110 0.77 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#111 0.77 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#112 0.77 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#113 0.77 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#114 0.77 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#115 0.77 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#116 0.77 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#117 0.77 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#118 0.77 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#119 0.77 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#120 0.77 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#121 0.76 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#122 0.76 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#123 0.76 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#124 0.76 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#125 0.76 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#126 0.76 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#127 0.76 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#128 0.76 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#129 0.76 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#130 0.75 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#131 0.75 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#132 0.75 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#133 0.75 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#134 0.75 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#135 0.75 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#136 0.75 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#137 0.74 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#138 0.74 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#139 0.74 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#140 0.74 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#141 0.74 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#142 0.74 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#143 0.74 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5]
#144 0.74 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#145 0.74 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#146 0.73 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#147 0.73 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#148 0.73 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#149 0.73 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#150 0.73 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#151 0.73 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#152 0.73 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#153 0.72 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#154 0.72 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#155 0.72 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17]
#156 0.72 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#157 0.72 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#158 0.72 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#159 0.72 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#160 0.72 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#161 0.72 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#162 0.72 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#163 0.72 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#164 0.72 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#165 0.72 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#166 0.72 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#167 0.71 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#168 0.71 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#169 0.71 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#170 0.71 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#171 0.71 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#172 0.71 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#173 0.71 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#174 0.71 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#175 0.71 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#176 0.71 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#177 0.71 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#178 0.70 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#179 0.70 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#180 0.70 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#181 0.70 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#182 0.70 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#183 0.70 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#184 0.70 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#185 0.70 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#186 0.70 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#187 0.70 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#188 0.70 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#189 0.69 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#190 0.69 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#191 0.69 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#192 0.69 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#193 0.69 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#194 0.68 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#195 0.68 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#196 0.68 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#197 0.68 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#198 0.68 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#199 0.68 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#200 0.68 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#201 0.68 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#202 0.68 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#203 0.68 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#204 0.68 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#205 0.68 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#206 0.67 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#207 0.67 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#208 0.67 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#209 0.67 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#210 0.66 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3]
#211 0.66 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#212 0.66 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#213 0.66 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#214 0.65 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#215 0.65 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#216 0.65 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#217 0.65 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
#218 0.64 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#219 0.64 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#220 0.64 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#221 0.64 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#222 0.64 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#223 0.64 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#224 0.64 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#225 0.63 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#226 0.63 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#227 0.63 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#228 0.63 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#229 0.63 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#230 0.63 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#231 0.63 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#232 0.62 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#233 0.62 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#234 0.62 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#235 0.62 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#236 0.62 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#237 0.61 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#238 0.60 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#239 0.59 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#240 0.58 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#241 0.58 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#242 0.58 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#243 0.56 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11]
#244 0.55 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#245 0.55 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#246 0.52 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#247 0.50 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2015 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.

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.