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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

Senate Republicans
highest score
#1 16 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#2 11 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#3 10 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#3 10 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#5 7 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#5 7 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#7 6 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#7 6 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#7 6 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#7 6 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#7 6 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#7 6 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#7 6 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#7 6 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#7 6 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#16 5 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#16 5 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#16 5 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#16 5 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#16 5 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#16 5 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#22 3 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#22 3 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#24 2 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#24 2 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#24 2 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#24 2 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#24 2 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#24 2 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#24 2 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#24 2 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#24 2 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#24 2 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#24 2 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#24 2 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#24 2 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#24 2 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#24 2 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#24 2 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#24 2 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#24 2 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#24 2 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#43 1 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#43 1 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#43 1 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#43 1 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#43 1 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#43 1 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#43 1 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#43 1 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#43 1 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#52 0 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#52 0 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#52 0 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
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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.