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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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

House Sophomores
most often
#1 24 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#17 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#17 2 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#17 2 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#17 2 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#17 2 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#17 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#17 2 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#17 2 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#17 2 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#17 2 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#17 2 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#17 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#17 2 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#17 2 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#17 2 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#17 2 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#2 17 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#3 8 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#33 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#33 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#33 1 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#33 1 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#33 1 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#33 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#33 1 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#33 1 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#33 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#33 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#33 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#33 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#33 1 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#33 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#33 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#33 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#33 1 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#33 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#33 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#33 1 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#33 1 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#33 1 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#33 1 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#33 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#4 7 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#5 4 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#5 4 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#5 4 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#5 4 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#57 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#57 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#57 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#57 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#57 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#57 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#57 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#57 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#57 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#57 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#57 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#57 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#57 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#57 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#57 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#57 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#57 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#9 3 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#9 3 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#9 3 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#9 3 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#9 3 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#9 3 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#9 3 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#9 3 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
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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.