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2015 Report Cards: All Senators

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2015.

All Senators
most cosponsors
#1 579 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#2 485 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#3 457 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#4 444 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#5 419 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#6 382 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#7 372 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#8 371 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#9 368 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#10 363 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#11 351 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#12 324 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#13 300 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#14 293 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#15 272 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#16 270 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#17 269 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#18 267 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#19 264 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#20 260 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#21 258 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#22 257 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#23 250 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#24 246 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#25 232 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#26 227 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#27 222 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#28 219 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#29 215 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#30 214 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#31 202 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#32 195 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#33 178 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#34 173 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#35 171 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#36 170 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#36 170 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#38 168 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#39 166 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#40 165 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#41 164 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#42 160 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#43 158 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#44 153 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#44 153 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#46 152 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#47 148 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#48 147 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#48 147 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#50 144 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#50 144 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#52 142 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#52 142 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#54 140 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#55 139 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#56 138 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#57 136 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#58 128 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#59 126 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#60 125 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#61 124 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#62 123 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#63 122 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#64 120 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#65 116 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#65 116 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#67 107 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#68 106 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#69 102 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#69 102 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#71 101 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#72 95 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#73 88 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#74 85 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#75 75 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#76 71 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#77 63 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#78 62 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#79 61 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#80 57 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#81 55 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#82 54 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#82 54 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#84 51 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#85 44 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#86 41 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#86 41 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#86 41 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#89 40 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#90 39 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#91 35 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#92 34 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#93 33 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#94 30 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#95 29 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#95 29 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#97 27 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#98 17 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#99 15 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#100 10 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
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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.