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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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 114th Congress.

House Sophomores
most cosponsors
#1 1455 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 743 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#3 725 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#4 713 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#5 604 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#6 599 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#7 590 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#8 583 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#9 557 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#10 555 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#10 555 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#12 514 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#13 511 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#14 496 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#15 492 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#16 484 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#17 452 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#18 443 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#19 441 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#20 417 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#21 406 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#22 394 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#23 358 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#24 352 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#25 317 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#26 314 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 314 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#28 311 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#29 306 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#30 303 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#31 300 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#32 295 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#33 276 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#34 256 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#35 244 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#36 236 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#37 232 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#38 230 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#39 224 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#40 220 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#41 218 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#42 217 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#43 206 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#44 204 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#45 203 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#46 194 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#47 174 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#48 167 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#49 161 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#50 158 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#51 148 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#52 138 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#52 138 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#54 119 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#55 114 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#56 102 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#57 98 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#58 93 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#58 93 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#60 91 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#60 91 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#62 82 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#63 76 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#64 75 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#65 74 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#65 74 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#67 73 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#68 67 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#69 63 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#70 52 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#71 48 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#72 37 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
#73 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
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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.