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2016 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Joining Bipartisan Bills

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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 69.1% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 61.8% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#3 57.6% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#4 55.0% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#5 53.8% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#6 50.3% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#7 49.8% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#8 45.6% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#9 44.6% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#10 44.6% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#11 44.3% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#12 43.9% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#13 43.5% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#14 42.9% Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#15 42.7% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#16 42.6% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#17 41.3% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#18 41.1% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#19 41.1% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#20 40.7% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#21 40.5% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#22 40.2% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#23 39.8% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#24 39.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#25 39.4% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#26 39.3% Rep. Welch [D-VT]
#27 38.0% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#28 37.9% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#29 37.5% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#30 36.5% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#31 36.1% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#32 35.0% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#33 34.7% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#34 34.2% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#35 34.2% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#36 33.5% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#37 33.0% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#38 33.0% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#39 32.4% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#40 31.7% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU]
#41 31.6% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#42 31.6% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#43 31.1% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#44 30.8% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#45 30.3% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#46 30.1% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#47 29.4% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#48 29.3% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#49 29.2% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#50 29.2% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#51 29.1% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#52 28.8% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#53 28.7% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#54 28.7% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#55 28.6% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#56 28.4% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#57 28.2% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#58 28.1% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#59 27.9% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#60 27.8% Rep. Young [R-AK]
#61 27.7% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#62 27.7% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#63 27.5% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#64 27.1% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#65 27.1% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#66 26.6% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#67 26.5% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#68 26.3% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#69 25.9% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#70 25.9% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#71 25.8% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#72 25.6% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#73 25.4% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#74 25.1% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#75 25.1% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#76 24.9% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#77 24.9% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#78 24.8% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#79 24.6% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#80 24.4% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#81 24.0% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#82 23.4% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#83 23.4% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#84 23.3% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#85 23.2% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#86 23.0% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#87 23.0% Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#88 22.9% Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#89 22.6% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#90 22.5% Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#91 22.5% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#92 22.1% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#93 22.0% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#94 21.9% Rep. Crenshaw [R-FL4]
#95 21.8% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#96 21.5% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#97 21.4% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#98 21.4% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#99 21.4% Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#100 21.1% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#101 21.0% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#102 21.0% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#103 20.5% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#104 20.3% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#105 20.0% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#106 19.7% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#107 19.6% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#108 19.6% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#109 19.3% Rep. Norton [D-DC]
#110 19.2% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#111 18.2% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#112 18.1% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#113 18.1% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#114 18.1% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#115 18.1% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#116 17.3% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#117 17.2% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#118 17.2% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#119 16.8% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#120 16.6% Rep. Murphy [R-PA18]
#121 16.0% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#122 16.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#123 15.6% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#124 15.6% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#125 15.3% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#126 15.2% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#127 15.0% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#128 14.4% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#129 14.4% Rep. Mica [R-FL7]
#130 14.1% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#131 14.0% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#132 14.0% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#133 13.7% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#134 13.6% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#135 13.5% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#136 13.4% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#137 13.1% Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#138 12.9% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#139 12.8% Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#140 12.6% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#141 12.1% Rep. Salmon [R-AZ5]
#142 11.9% Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
#143 11.9% Rep. Forbes [R-VA4]
#144 11.8% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#145 11.2% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#146 10.6% Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#147 10.5% Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#148 10.5% Rep. Miller [R-FL1]
#149 10.4% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#150 10.3% Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#151 10.1% Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#152 9.9% Rep. Kline [R-MN2]
#153 9.8% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#154 9.8% Rep. Pitts [R-PA16]
#155 9.6% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#156 9.1% Rep. Franks [R-AZ8]
#157 9.1% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#158 8.8% Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#159 8.7% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#160 8.4% Rep. Boustany [R-LA3]
#161 8.3% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#162 7.5% Rep. Price [R-GA6]
#163 7.2% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#164 7.0% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#165 6.9% Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#166 6.9% Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA3]
#167 6.8% Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#168 6.7% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#169 6.4% Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#170 6.4% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#171 5.7% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#172 5.7% Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#173 5.5% Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#174 5.2% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#175 5.2% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#176 4.9% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#177 4.8% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#178 4.4% Rep. Neugebauer [R-TX19]
#179 4.4% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#180 4.3% Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#181 3.9% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#182 3.3% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#183 2.9% Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#184 2.8% Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#185 0.8% Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.