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2016 Report Cards
All Senators / Bills Introduced

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 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, 1977-2018]
#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. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#10 73 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#10 73 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [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. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#20 59 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#22 56 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018]
#23 55 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ, 2013-2018]
#24 53 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#24 53 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#24 53 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#27 52 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#27 52 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#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. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#34 47 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#36 46 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#36 46 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#36 46 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#39 45 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#39 45 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#39 45 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#39 45 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL, 2001-2018]
#43 44 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#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. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#47 41 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#47 41 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#50 40 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#50 40 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#50 40 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#50 40 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#50 40 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#55 39 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#55 39 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#57 38 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#57 38 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND, 2013-2018]
#57 38 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#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. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#65 31 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#67 30 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#67 30 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#69 29 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#70 28 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#71 27 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#71 27 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#71 27 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#74 26 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#74 26 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#74 26 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#74 26 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#74 26 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#79 25 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#80 23 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018]
#80 23 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 2011-2016]
#82 21 Sen. Timothy “Tim” Kaine [D-VA]
#83 20 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#83 20 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#83 20 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#83 20 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#83 20 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#83 20 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO, 2007-2018]
#89 19 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#89 19 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#91 18 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN, 2013-2018]
#92 17 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#92 17 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#94 15 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#94 15 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#96 13 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#97 11 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#98 10 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#98 10 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#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.

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.