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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Sophomores
most committee positions
#1 2 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#2 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#2 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#2 1 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#2 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#2 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#2 1 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#2 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#2 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#2 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#2 1 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#2 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#2 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#2 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#2 1 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#2 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#2 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#2 1 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#2 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#2 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#2 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#2 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#2 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#2 1 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#2 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#26 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#26 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#26 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#26 0 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#26 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#26 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#26 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#26 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#26 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#26 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#26 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#26 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#26 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#26 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#26 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#26 0 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#26 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#26 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#26 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#26 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#26 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#26 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#26 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#26 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#26 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#26 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#26 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#26 0 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#26 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#26 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#26 0 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#26 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#26 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#26 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#26 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#26 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#26 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#26 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#26 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#26 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#26 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#26 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#26 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#26 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#26 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#26 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#26 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
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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.