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2016 Report Cards
House Republicans / Laws Enacted

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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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in the 114th Congress, including via incorporation into other bills. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Republicans
most laws
#1 8 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#1 8 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#3 7 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#3 7 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#5 5 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#5 5 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#5 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#5 5 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#5 5 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#5 5 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#5 5 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#5 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#5 5 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#5 5 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#5 5 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#16 4 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#16 4 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#16 4 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#16 4 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#16 4 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#16 4 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#22 3 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#22 3 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#22 3 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#22 3 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#22 3 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#22 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#22 3 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#22 3 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#22 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#22 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#22 3 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#22 3 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#22 3 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#35 2 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#35 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#35 2 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#35 2 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#35 2 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#35 2 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#35 2 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#35 2 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#35 2 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#35 2 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#35 2 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#35 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#35 2 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#35 2 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#35 2 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#35 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#35 2 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#35 2 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#35 2 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#35 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#55 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#55 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#55 1 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#55 1 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#55 1 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#55 1 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#55 1 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#55 1 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#55 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#55 1 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#55 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#55 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#55 1 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#55 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#55 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#55 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#55 1 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#55 1 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#55 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#55 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#55 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#55 1 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#55 1 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#55 1 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#55 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#55 1 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#55 1 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#55 1 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#55 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#55 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#55 1 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#55 1 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#55 1 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#55 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#55 1 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#55 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#55 1 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12]
#55 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#55 1 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#55 1 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#55 1 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#55 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#55 1 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#55 1 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#55 1 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#55 1 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#55 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#55 1 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#55 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#55 1 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#55 1 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#55 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#55 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#55 1 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#55 1 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#55 1 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#138 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#138 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#138 0 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#138 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#138 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#138 0 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#138 0 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#138 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#138 0 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#138 0 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#138 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#138 0 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#138 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#138 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#138 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#138 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#138 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#138 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#138 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#138 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#138 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#138 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#138 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#138 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#138 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#138 0 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#138 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#138 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#138 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#138 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#138 0 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#138 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#138 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#138 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#138 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#138 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#138 0 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#138 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#138 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#138 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#138 0 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#138 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#138 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#138 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#138 0 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#138 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#138 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#138 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#138 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#138 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#138 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#138 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#138 0 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#138 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#138 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#138 0 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#138 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#138 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#138 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#138 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#138 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#138 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#138 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#138 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#138 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#138 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#138 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
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The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.

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.