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2016 Report Cards: House Freshmen

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017), as of Aug 24, 2017.

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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 Freshmen
most committee positions
#1 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#1 1 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#1 1 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#1 1 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#1 1 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#1 1 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#1 1 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#1 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#1 1 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#1 1 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#1 1 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11]
#1 1 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#1 1 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#1 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#1 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#1 1 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#1 1 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#1 1 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#1 1 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#1 1 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#1 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#1 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#1 1 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#1 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#1 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#1 1 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#1 1 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5]
#1 1 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#1 1 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#30 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#30 0 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#30 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#30 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#30 0 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#30 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#30 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#30 0 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#30 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#30 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#30 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#30 0 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3]
#30 0 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#30 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#30 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#30 0 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#30 0 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#30 0 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#30 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#30 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#30 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#30 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#30 0 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#30 0 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#30 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#30 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#30 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#30 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#30 0 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#30 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#30 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#30 0 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#30 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#30 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#30 0 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#30 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#30 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
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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 the 114th Congress) 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.