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2016 Report Cards: House Sophomores

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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Bills Introduced

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

House Sophomores
most bills
#1 65 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#11 28 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#11 28 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#13 27 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#13 27 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#15 26 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#16 25 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#17 24 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#17 24 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#19 23 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#2 42 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#20 22 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#20 22 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#20 22 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#23 21 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#24 20 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#24 20 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#24 20 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#24 20 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#24 20 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#24 20 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#24 20 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#24 20 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#24 20 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#3 38 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#33 19 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#33 19 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#35 18 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#35 18 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#37 17 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#37 17 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#39 16 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#39 16 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#39 16 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#39 16 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#39 16 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#4 34 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#44 15 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#44 15 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#44 15 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#47 14 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#47 14 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#47 14 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#47 14 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#5 33 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#51 13 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#51 13 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#51 13 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#51 13 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#55 12 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#55 12 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#57 11 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#57 11 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#57 11 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#57 11 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#57 11 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#6 31 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#6 31 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#62 10 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#62 10 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#62 10 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#62 10 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#62 10 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#62 10 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#62 10 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#69 9 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#70 8 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#71 7 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#72 5 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#73 2 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#8 29 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#8 29 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#8 29 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
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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.