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2016 Report Cards
House Republicans / Powerful 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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Republicans
most often
#1 20 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#2 19 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#3 18 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#4 16 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#5 15 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#5 15 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#5 15 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#8 14 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#9 13 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#9 13 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#9 13 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#12 12 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#13 11 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#13 11 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#13 11 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#16 10 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#16 10 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#16 10 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#16 10 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#20 9 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#20 9 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#20 9 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#23 8 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#23 8 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#23 8 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#23 8 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#23 8 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#23 8 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#23 8 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#30 7 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#30 7 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#30 7 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#30 7 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#30 7 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#30 7 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#30 7 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#30 7 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#30 7 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#39 6 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#39 6 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#39 6 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#39 6 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#39 6 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#39 6 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#39 6 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#39 6 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#39 6 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#39 6 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#39 6 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#50 5 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#50 5 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#50 5 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#50 5 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#50 5 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#50 5 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#50 5 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#50 5 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#50 5 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#50 5 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#50 5 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#50 5 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#50 5 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#50 5 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#50 5 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#50 5 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#50 5 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#50 5 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#68 4 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#68 4 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#68 4 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#68 4 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#68 4 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#68 4 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#68 4 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#68 4 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#68 4 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#68 4 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#68 4 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#68 4 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#68 4 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#68 4 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#68 4 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#68 4 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#68 4 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#68 4 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#68 4 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#68 4 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#68 4 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#68 4 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#68 4 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#68 4 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#68 4 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#68 4 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#94 3 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#94 3 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#94 3 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#94 3 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#94 3 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#94 3 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#94 3 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#94 3 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#94 3 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#94 3 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#94 3 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#94 3 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#94 3 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#94 3 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#94 3 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#94 3 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#94 3 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#94 3 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#94 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#94 3 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#94 3 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#94 3 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#94 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#94 3 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#94 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#94 3 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#94 3 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#94 3 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#94 3 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#94 3 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#134 2 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#134 2 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#134 2 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#134 2 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#134 2 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#134 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#134 2 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#134 2 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#134 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#134 2 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#134 2 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#134 2 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#134 2 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#134 2 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#134 2 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#134 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#134 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#134 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#134 2 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#134 2 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#134 2 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#134 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#134 2 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#134 2 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#134 2 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#134 2 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#134 2 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#134 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#134 2 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#134 2 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#134 2 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#134 2 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#134 2 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#175 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#175 1 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#175 1 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#175 1 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#175 1 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#175 1 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#175 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#175 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#175 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#175 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#175 1 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#175 1 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#175 1 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#175 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#175 1 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#175 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#175 1 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#175 1 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#175 1 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#175 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#175 1 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#175 1 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#175 1 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#175 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#175 1 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#175 1 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#175 1 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#175 1 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#175 1 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#175 1 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#175 1 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#175 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#175 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#175 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#175 1 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#175 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#175 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#175 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#175 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#175 1 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#215 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#215 0 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#215 0 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#215 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#215 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#215 0 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#215 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#215 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#215 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#215 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#215 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#215 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#215 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#215 0 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#215 0 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#215 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#215 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#215 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#215 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#215 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#215 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#215 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#215 0 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#215 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#215 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#215 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#215 0 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#215 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#215 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#215 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#215 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#215 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#215 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
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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.