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