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2016 Report Cards
House Sophomores / 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 Sophomores
most cosponsors
#1 1455 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 743 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#3 725 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#4 713 Rep. Yoho [R-FL3]
#5 604 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#6 599 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#7 590 Rep. Guinta [R-NH1]
#8 583 Rep. Collins [R-GA9]
#9 557 Rep. Davis [R-IL13]
#10 555 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#10 555 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#12 514 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#13 511 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#14 496 Rep. Brooks [R-IN5]
#15 492 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#16 484 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#17 452 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#18 443 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#19 441 Rep. Hudson [R-NC8]
#20 417 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#21 406 Rep. Barr [R-KY6]
#22 394 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#23 358 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#24 352 Rep. Massie [R-KY4]
#25 317 Rep. Walorski [R-IN2]
#26 314 Rep. Dold [R-IL10]
#26 314 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#28 311 Rep. DeSantis [R-FL6]
#29 306 Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#30 303 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#31 300 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#32 295 Rep. Jolly [R-FL13]
#33 276 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#34 256 Rep. Stewart [R-UT2]
#35 244 Rep. Messer [R-IN6]
#36 236 Rep. Byrne [R-AL1]
#37 232 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#38 230 Rep. Holding [R-NC13]
#39 224 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#40 220 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#41 218 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#42 217 Rep. Collins [R-NY27]
#43 206 Rep. Williams [R-TX25]
#44 204 Rep. Cramer [R-ND0]
#45 203 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#46 194 Rep. Weber [R-TX14]
#47 174 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#48 167 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#49 161 Rep. Perry [R-PA4]
#50 158 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#51 148 Rep. Mullin [R-OK2]
#52 138 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#52 138 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#54 119 Rep. Wagner [R-MO2]
#55 114 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#56 102 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#57 98 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#58 93 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#58 93 Rep. Meadows [R-NC11]
#60 91 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#60 91 Rep. Rothfus [R-PA12]
#62 82 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#63 76 Rep. Pittenger [R-NC9]
#64 75 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#65 74 Rep. Joyce [R-OH14]
#65 74 Rep. Rice [R-SC7]
#67 73 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#68 67 Rep. Clawson [R-FL19]
#69 63 Rep. Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#70 52 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#71 48 Rep. Smith [R-MO8]
#72 37 Rep. Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#73 1 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
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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.