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2016 Report Cards
Senate Republicans / Bills Cosponsored

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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Bills Cosponsored

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

Senate Republicans
most bills
#1 432 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#2 371 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#3 358 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#4 338 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#5 305 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#6 282 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA, 2005-2019]
#7 281 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#8 279 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#9 278 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#10 269 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#11 266 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#12 263 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#13 258 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#14 252 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#15 248 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT, 1977-2018]
#15 248 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#17 247 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#17 247 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#19 244 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#20 234 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#21 232 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#21 232 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018]
#23 229 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#24 227 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#25 223 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#26 218 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#27 215 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#28 213 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#29 206 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#30 205 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#31 204 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#32 202 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#33 198 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#33 198 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#35 194 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#36 193 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#37 189 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#38 185 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#38 185 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#40 181 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#41 178 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#42 175 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#43 172 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#44 171 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ, 2013-2018]
#45 170 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#46 166 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#47 160 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#48 150 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#49 138 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#50 133 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#51 106 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#52 94 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#53 81 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018]
#54 74 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.

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.