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2016 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 114th Congress.

House Freshmen
most cosponsors
#1 681 Rep. Curbelo [R-FL26]
#2 673 Rep. McSally [R-AZ2]
#3 614 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#4 392 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#5 370 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#6 337 Rep. Babin [R-TX36]
#7 319 Rep. Zinke [R-MT0]
#8 314 Rep. Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#9 298 Rep. Palmer [R-AL6]
#10 286 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#11 274 Rep. Zeldin [R-NY1]
#12 268 Rep. Mooney [R-WV2]
#13 250 Rep. Bishop [R-MI8]
#14 246 Rep. Hice [R-GA10]
#15 218 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#16 201 Rep. Stefanik [R-NY21]
#17 200 Rep. Walker [R-NC6]
#18 195 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#19 192 Rep. Katko [R-NY24]
#20 184 Rep. MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#21 179 Rep. Brat [R-VA7]
#22 177 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#23 169 Rep. Carter [R-GA1]
#24 154 Rep. Emmer [R-MN6]
#25 142 Rep. Newhouse [R-WA4]
#26 130 Rep. Abraham [R-LA5]
#27 127 Rep. Young [R-IA3]
#28 121 Rep. Russell [R-OK5]
#29 120 Rep. Rouzer [R-NC7]
#30 119 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#31 118 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#32 117 Rep. Love [R-UT4]
#33 106 Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#34 103 Rep. Poliquin [R-ME2]
#35 100 Rep. Graves [R-LA6]
#36 93 Rep. Davidson [R-OH8]
#37 88 Rep. Jenkins [R-WV3]
#38 83 Rep. Buck [R-CO4]
#39 81 Rep. Costello [R-PA6]
#40 78 Rep. Allen [R-GA12]
#41 76 Rep. Knight [R-CA25]
#42 74 Rep. Hurd [R-TX23]
#43 73 Rep. Bost [R-IL12]
#44 58 Rep. Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#45 57 Rep. Graham [D-FL2]
#46 51 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#47 48 Rep. Donovan [R-NY11]
#47 48 Rep. LaHood [R-IL18]
#49 47 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#50 44 Rep. Blum [R-IA1]
#50 44 Rep. Trott [R-MI11]
#52 38 Rep. Ashford [D-NE2]
#53 37 Rep. Hardy [R-NV4]
#54 35 Rep. Hill [R-AR2]
#55 33 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#55 33 Rep. Westerman [R-AR4]
#57 29 Rep. Grothman [R-WI6]
#58 26 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#59 25 Rep. Comstock [R-VA10]
#60 22 Rep. Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#60 22 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#62 5 Rep. Radewagen [R-AS0]
#63 4 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#64 3 Rep. Kelly [R-MS1]
#65 0 Rep. Comer [R-KY1]
#65 0 Rep. Evans [D-PA2]
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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.