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2016 Report Cards
House Sophomores / 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 Sophomores
most bills
#1 703 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#2 655 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#3 649 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#4 597 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#5 559 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#6 553 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#7 546 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#8 528 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#9 486 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#10 479 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#11 476 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#12 469 Rep. Cramer [R-ND]
#13 449 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#14 434 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#15 427 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#16 424 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#17 402 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#18 395 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#19 388 Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#20 380 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#21 377 Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#22 375 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#23 360 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#24 358 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#24 358 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#26 353 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#27 351 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#28 349 Rep. Davis [R-IL13]
#29 346 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#30 345 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#31 342 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#32 339 Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#32 339 Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#34 329 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#35 325 Rep. Pittenger [R-NC9]
#36 322 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#37 310 Rep. Dold [R-IL10]
#38 308 Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#39 307 Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#39 307 Rep. Jolly [R-FL13]
#41 306 Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#42 300 Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#43 299 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#44 291 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#45 286 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#46 281 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#47 275 Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#48 268 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#49 265 Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#50 263 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#51 260 Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#52 251 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#52 251 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#54 250 Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#55 248 Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#56 243 Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#57 239 Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#58 237 Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#59 225 Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#60 219 Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#61 216 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#62 203 Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#63 202 Rep. Guinta [R-NH1]
#64 200 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#65 195 Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#66 191 Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#67 188 Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#68 184 Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#69 183 Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#70 155 Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#71 154 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#72 149 Rep. Clawson [R-FL19]
#73 136 Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
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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.