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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. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#2 519 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#3 460 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#4 448 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#5 410 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#6 406 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#7 392 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#8 390 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#9 365 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#10 347 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#11 337 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#12 334 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#13 328 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#14 316 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#15 315 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#16 311 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#17 290 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#18 287 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#19 284 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#20 283 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#21 282 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#21 282 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#21 282 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#24 279 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#25 277 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#26 274 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#26 274 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#26 274 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#29 271 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#30 260 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#30 260 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#32 251 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#33 249 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#34 248 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#35 245 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#36 242 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#37 227 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#38 215 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#39 200 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#40 199 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#41 198 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#42 197 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#43 194 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#44 193 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#45 189 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#45 189 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#47 183 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#48 177 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#48 177 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#50 176 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#51 167 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#52 166 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#53 164 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#54 154 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#55 150 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#56 147 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#57 144 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#58 140 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#59 122 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#60 121 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#61 97 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#62 94 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#62 94 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#64 19 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#65 2 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#66 1 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
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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.