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2016 Report Cards
House Republicans / Government Transparency

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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in the 114th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Republicans
most often
#1 10 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#2 8 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#3 7 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#3 7 Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#5 6 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#6 5 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#6 5 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#6 5 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#6 5 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#10 4 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#10 4 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#10 4 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#10 4 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#10 4 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#10 4 Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#16 3 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#16 3 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#16 3 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#16 3 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#16 3 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#16 3 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#16 3 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#23 2 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#23 2 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#23 2 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#23 2 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#23 2 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#23 2 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#23 2 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#23 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#23 2 Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#23 2 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#23 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#23 2 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#23 2 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#23 2 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#23 2 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#23 2 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#23 2 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#23 2 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#23 2 Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#23 2 Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#23 2 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#23 2 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#23 2 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#23 2 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#23 2 Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#23 2 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#49 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#49 1 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#49 1 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#49 1 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#49 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#49 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#49 1 Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#49 1 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#49 1 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#49 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#49 1 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#49 1 Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#49 1 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#49 1 Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#49 1 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#49 1 Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#49 1 Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#49 1 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#49 1 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#49 1 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#49 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#49 1 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#49 1 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#49 1 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#49 1 Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#49 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#49 1 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#49 1 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#49 1 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#49 1 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#49 1 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 2015-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#49 1 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#49 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#49 1 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#49 1 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#49 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#49 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#49 1 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#49 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#49 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#49 1 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#121 0 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#121 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#121 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#121 0 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#121 0 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#121 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#121 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#121 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#121 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#121 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#121 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#121 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#121 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#121 0 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#121 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#121 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#121 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#121 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#121 0 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#121 0 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#121 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#121 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#121 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#121 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#121 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#121 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#121 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#121 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#121 0 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#121 0 Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#121 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#121 0 Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#121 0 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#121 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#121 0 Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#121 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#121 0 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#121 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#121 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#121 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#121 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#121 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#121 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#121 0 Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#121 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#121 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#121 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#121 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#121 0 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#121 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#121 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#121 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#121 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#121 0 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#121 0 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#121 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#121 0 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#121 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#121 0 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#121 0 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#121 0 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#121 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#121 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#121 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#121 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#121 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#121 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#121 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#121 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#121 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#121 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#121 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#121 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#121 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#121 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#121 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#121 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#121 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#121 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#121 0 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#121 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#121 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#121 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#121 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#121 0 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#121 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#121 0 Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
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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.

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