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2016 Report Cards: All Senators

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.

All Senators
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 87 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#5 82 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#6 80 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#7 78 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#8 77 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#9 74 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#10 73 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#10 73 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#10 73 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#13 71 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#14 69 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#15 68 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#16 67 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#17 62 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#17 62 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#19 61 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#20 59 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#20 59 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#22 56 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#23 55 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#24 53 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#24 53 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#24 53 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#27 52 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#27 52 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#29 51 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#29 51 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#31 50 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#32 49 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#33 48 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#34 47 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#34 47 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#36 46 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#36 46 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#36 46 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#39 45 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#39 45 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#39 45 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#39 45 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#43 44 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#44 43 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#44 43 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#46 42 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#47 41 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#47 41 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#47 41 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#50 40 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#50 40 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#50 40 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#50 40 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#50 40 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#55 39 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#55 39 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#57 38 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#57 38 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#57 38 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#60 37 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#60 37 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#62 35 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#63 34 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#64 33 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#65 31 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#65 31 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#67 30 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#67 30 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#69 29 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#70 28 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#71 27 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#71 27 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#71 27 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#74 26 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#74 26 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#74 26 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#74 26 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#74 26 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#79 25 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#80 23 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#80 23 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#82 21 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#83 20 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#83 20 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#83 20 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#83 20 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#83 20 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#83 20 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#89 19 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#89 19 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#91 18 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#92 17 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#92 17 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#94 15 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#94 15 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#96 13 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#97 11 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#98 10 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#98 10 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#100 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.