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