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2016 Report Cards
California Delegation / 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.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 801 Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#2 781 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#3 655 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#4 653 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#5 652 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#6 649 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#7 584 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#8 575 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#9 559 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#10 553 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#11 546 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#12 519 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#13 479 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#14 476 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#15 440 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#16 427 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#16 427 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#18 410 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#19 409 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#20 393 Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#21 383 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#22 372 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#23 342 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#24 330 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#25 322 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#26 301 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#27 298 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#28 291 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#29 290 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#30 280 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#31 279 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#32 274 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#32 274 Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#34 253 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#35 251 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#35 251 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#37 227 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#38 225 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#39 223 Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#40 218 Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#41 216 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#42 206 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#43 199 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#44 198 Rep. Knight [R-CA25]
#45 193 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#46 189 Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#47 167 Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#48 158 Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#49 155 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#50 142 Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#51 61 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#52 14 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
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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.