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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. Ayotte [R-NH]
#2 371 Sen. Kirk [R-IL]
#3 358 Sen. Rubio [R-FL]
#4 338 Sen. Collins [R-ME]
#5 305 Sen. Blunt [R-MO]
#6 282 Sen. Isakson [R-GA]
#7 281 Sen. Boozman [R-AR]
#8 279 Sen. Moran [R-KS]
#9 278 Sen. Capito [R-WV]
#10 269 Sen. Roberts [R-KS]
#11 266 Sen. Wicker [R-MS]
#12 263 Sen. Inhofe [R-OK]
#13 258 Sen. Vitter [R-LA]
#14 252 Sen. Portman [R-OH]
#15 248 Sen. Hatch [R-UT]
#15 248 Sen. Murkowski [R-AK]
#17 247 Sen. Gardner [R-CO]
#17 247 Sen. Grassley [R-IA]
#19 244 Sen. Cornyn [R-TX]
#20 234 Sen. Perdue [R-GA]
#21 232 Sen. Crapo [R-ID]
#21 232 Sen. Heller [R-NV]
#23 229 Sen. Daines [R-MT]
#24 227 Sen. Tillis [R-NC]
#25 223 Sen. Risch [R-ID]
#26 218 Sen. Cotton [R-AR]
#27 215 Sen. Cochran [R-MS]
#28 213 Sen. McCain [R-AZ]
#29 206 Sen. Enzi [R-WY]
#30 205 Sen. Rounds [R-SD]
#31 204 Sen. Burr [R-NC]
#32 202 Sen. Thune [R-SD]
#33 198 Sen. Fischer [R-NE]
#33 198 Sen. Johnson [R-WI]
#35 194 Sen. Scott [R-SC]
#36 193 Sen. Cruz [R-TX]
#37 189 Sen. Lankford [R-OK]
#38 185 Sen. Barrasso [R-WY]
#38 185 Sen. Toomey [R-PA]
#40 181 Sen. Sullivan [R-AK]
#41 178 Sen. Cassidy [R-LA]
#42 175 Sen. Lee [R-UT]
#43 172 Sen. Ernst [R-IA]
#44 171 Sen. Flake [R-AZ]
#45 170 Sen. Graham [R-SC]
#46 166 Sen. Hoeven [R-ND]
#47 160 Sen. Sessions [R-AL]
#48 150 Sen. Alexander [R-TN]
#49 138 Sen. Coats [R-IN]
#50 133 Sen. Paul [R-KY]
#51 106 Sen. McConnell [R-KY]
#52 94 Sen. Sasse [R-NE]
#53 81 Sen. Corker [R-TN]
#54 74 Sen. Shelby [R-AL]
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Additional Notes

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.