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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 114th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

All Senators
most bills
#1 40 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#2 28 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#3 26 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#3 26 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#3 26 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#6 25 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#7 24 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#8 23 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#9 21 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#10 20 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#10 20 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#10 20 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#13 19 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#13 19 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#13 19 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#16 18 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#16 18 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#16 18 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#16 18 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#20 17 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#20 17 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#20 17 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#20 17 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#20 17 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#25 16 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#25 16 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#25 16 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#25 16 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#29 15 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#29 15 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#31 14 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#32 13 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#32 13 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#32 13 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#35 12 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#35 12 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#35 12 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#35 12 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#35 12 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#35 12 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#35 12 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#42 11 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#42 11 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#42 11 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#42 11 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#42 11 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#42 11 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#42 11 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#42 11 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#50 10 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#50 10 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#50 10 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#50 10 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#50 10 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#50 10 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#50 10 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#50 10 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#58 9 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#58 9 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#58 9 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#58 9 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#58 9 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#63 8 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#63 8 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#63 8 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#63 8 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#63 8 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#63 8 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#63 8 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#70 7 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#70 7 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#70 7 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#70 7 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#70 7 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#75 6 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#75 6 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#75 6 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#75 6 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#75 6 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#75 6 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#81 5 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#81 5 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#81 5 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#81 5 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#81 5 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#81 5 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#87 4 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#87 4 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#89 3 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#89 3 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#89 3 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#89 3 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#89 3 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#89 3 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#95 2 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#95 2 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#95 2 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#95 2 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#99 1 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#99 1 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.