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2016 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Bills Cosponsored

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.

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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in the 114th Congress.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 584 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#2 519 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#3 460 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#4 448 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#5 410 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#6 406 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#7 392 Rep. Ashford [D-NE2]
#8 390 Rep. Babin [R-TX36]
#9 365 Rep. Costello [R-PA6]
#10 347 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#11 337 Rep. Zinke [R-MT0]
#12 334 Rep. Rouzer [R-NC7]
#13 328 Rep. Curbelo [R-FL26]
#14 316 Rep. Grothman [R-WI6]
#15 315 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#16 311 Rep. Carter [R-GA1]
#17 290 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#18 287 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#19 284 Rep. Stefanik [R-NY21]
#20 283 Rep. Young [R-IA3]
#21 282 Rep. Abraham [R-LA5]
#21 282 Rep. Bishop [R-MI8]
#21 282 Rep. Comstock [R-VA10]
#24 279 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#25 277 Rep. Katko [R-NY24]
#26 274 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#26 274 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#26 274 Rep. Newhouse [R-WA4]
#29 271 Rep. Allen [R-GA12]
#30 260 Rep. Emmer [R-MN6]
#30 260 Rep. Westerman [R-AR4]
#32 251 Rep. Blum [R-IA1]
#33 249 Rep. McSally [R-AZ2]
#34 248 Rep. Hice [R-GA10]
#35 245 Rep. Brat [R-VA7]
#36 242 Rep. Zeldin [R-NY1]
#37 227 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#38 215 Rep. MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#39 200 Rep. Hill [R-AR2]
#40 199 Rep. Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#41 198 Rep. Knight [R-CA25]
#42 197 Rep. Poliquin [R-ME2]
#43 194 Rep. Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#44 193 Rep. Bost [R-IL12]
#45 189 Rep. Donovan [R-NY11]
#45 189 Rep. Graham [D-FL2]
#47 183 Rep. Trott [R-MI11]
#48 177 Rep. Love [R-UT4]
#48 177 Rep. Mooney [R-WV2]
#50 176 Rep. Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#51 167 Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#52 166 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#53 164 Rep. Hardy [R-NV4]
#54 154 Rep. Jenkins [R-WV3]
#55 150 Rep. Russell [R-OK5]
#56 147 Rep. Buck [R-CO4]
#57 144 Rep. Walker [R-NC6]
#58 140 Rep. Hurd [R-TX23]
#59 122 Rep. Kelly [R-MS1]
#60 121 Rep. Palmer [R-AL6]
#61 97 Rep. Graves [R-LA6]
#62 94 Rep. LaHood [R-IL18]
#62 94 Rep. Radewagen [R-AS0]
#64 19 Rep. Davidson [R-OH8]
#65 2 Rep. Evans [D-PA2]
#66 1 Rep. Comer [R-KY1]
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Additional Notes

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.