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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.

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