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2016 Report Cards: Senate Republicans

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.

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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress.

Senate Republicans
most bills
#1 140 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#2 108 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#3 94 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#4 82 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#5 74 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#6 69 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#7 62 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#7 62 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#9 61 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#10 56 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#11 55 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#12 52 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#12 52 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#14 50 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#15 49 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#16 48 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#17 47 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#18 46 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#18 46 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#20 45 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#20 45 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#20 45 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#23 43 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#24 42 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#25 41 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#26 40 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#26 40 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#26 40 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#29 39 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#29 39 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#31 38 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#31 38 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#33 33 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#34 29 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#35 27 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#35 27 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#37 26 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#37 26 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#39 25 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#40 23 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#41 20 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#41 20 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#41 20 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#41 20 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#45 19 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#46 17 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#46 17 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#48 15 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#48 15 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#50 13 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#51 11 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#52 10 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#52 10 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#54 8 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
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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.

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.