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2015 Report Cards
House Republicans / Government Transparency

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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in 2015. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Republicans
most often
#1 7 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#2 6 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#3 5 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#4 4 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#4 4 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#4 4 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#4 4 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#4 4 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#4 4 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#10 3 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#10 3 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#10 3 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#13 2 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#13 2 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#13 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#13 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#13 2 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#13 2 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#13 2 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#13 2 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#13 2 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#13 2 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#13 2 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#24 1 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#24 1 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#24 1 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#24 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#24 1 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#24 1 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#24 1 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#24 1 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#24 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#24 1 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#24 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#24 1 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#24 1 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#24 1 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#24 1 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#24 1 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#24 1 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#24 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#24 1 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#24 1 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#24 1 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#24 1 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#24 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#24 1 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#24 1 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#24 1 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#24 1 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#24 1 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#24 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#24 1 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#24 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#24 1 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#24 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#24 1 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#77 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#77 0 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#77 0 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#77 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#77 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#77 0 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#77 0 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#77 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#77 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#77 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#77 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#77 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#77 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#77 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#77 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#77 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27, 2013-2019]
#77 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#77 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#77 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#77 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#77 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#77 0 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#77 0 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#77 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#77 0 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#77 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#77 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#77 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#77 0 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#77 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#77 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#77 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#77 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#77 0 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#77 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#77 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#77 0 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#77 0 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#77 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#77 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#77 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#77 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#77 0 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#77 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#77 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#77 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#77 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#77 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#77 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#77 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#77 0 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#77 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#77 0 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#77 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#77 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#77 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#77 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#77 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#77 0 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#77 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#77 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#77 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#77 0 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#77 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#77 0 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#77 0 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#77 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#77 0 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#77 0 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#77 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#77 0 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#77 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#77 0 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#77 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#77 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#77 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#77 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#77 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#77 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#77 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#77 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#77 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#77 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#77 0 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#77 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#77 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#77 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#77 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#77 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#77 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#77 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#77 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#77 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#77 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#77 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#77 0 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#77 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#77 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#77 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#77 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#77 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#77 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#77 0 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#77 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#77 0 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#77 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#77 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.