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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 a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

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