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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

All Senators
most committee positions
#1 16 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#10 6 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#10 6 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#10 6 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#10 6 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#10 6 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#10 6 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#10 6 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#10 6 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#10 6 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#10 6 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#10 6 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#10 6 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#10 6 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#10 6 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#10 6 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#10 6 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#10 6 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#10 6 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#10 6 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#10 6 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#10 6 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#10 6 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#10 6 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#10 6 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#10 6 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#2 12 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#3 11 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#35 5 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#35 5 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#35 5 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#35 5 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#35 5 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#35 5 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#4 10 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#4 10 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#41 3 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#41 3 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#41 3 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#41 3 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#45 2 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#45 2 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#45 2 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#45 2 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#45 2 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#45 2 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#45 2 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#45 2 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#45 2 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#45 2 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#45 2 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#45 2 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#45 2 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#45 2 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#45 2 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#45 2 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#45 2 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#45 2 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#45 2 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#45 2 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#45 2 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#45 2 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#45 2 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#45 2 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#45 2 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#45 2 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#45 2 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#45 2 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#45 2 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#45 2 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#45 2 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#45 2 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#45 2 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#45 2 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#45 2 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#6 7 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#6 7 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#6 7 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#6 7 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#80 1 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#80 1 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#80 1 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#80 1 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#80 1 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#80 1 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#80 1 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#80 1 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#80 1 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#80 1 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#80 1 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#80 1 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#80 1 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#80 1 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#80 1 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#80 1 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#96 0 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#96 0 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#96 0 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#96 0 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#96 0 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
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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.