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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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

All Senators
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#1 36 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#2 21 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#3 19 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#3 19 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#5 17 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#6 16 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#6 16 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#6 16 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#6 16 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#10 15 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#11 14 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#11 14 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#13 13 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#13 13 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#15 11 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#16 10 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#16 10 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#16 10 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#19 9 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#19 9 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#19 9 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#22 8 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#22 8 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#22 8 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#22 8 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#22 8 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#27 7 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#27 7 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#27 7 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#27 7 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#27 7 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#27 7 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#27 7 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#27 7 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#35 6 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#35 6 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#35 6 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#35 6 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#35 6 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#35 6 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#35 6 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#42 5 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#42 5 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#42 5 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#42 5 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#46 4 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#46 4 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#46 4 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#46 4 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#46 4 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#46 4 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#46 4 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#46 4 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#46 4 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#46 4 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#56 3 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#56 3 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#56 3 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#56 3 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#56 3 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#56 3 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#56 3 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#56 3 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#56 3 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#56 3 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#56 3 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#56 3 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#56 3 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#56 3 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#70 2 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#70 2 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#70 2 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#70 2 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#70 2 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#70 2 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#70 2 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#70 2 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#70 2 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#70 2 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#70 2 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#81 1 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#81 1 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#81 1 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#81 1 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#81 1 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#81 1 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#81 1 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#81 1 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#81 1 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#81 1 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#81 1 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#81 1 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#81 1 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#94 0 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#94 0 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#94 0 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#94 0 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#94 0 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#94 0 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#94 0 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
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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.