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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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

All Senators
most bipartisan
#1 66.3% Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#2 64.6% Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#3 56.3% Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#4 53.6% Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#5 52.6% Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#6 50.8% Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#7 49.8% Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#8 48.5% Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#9 44.7% Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#10 43.6% Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#11 41.6% Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#12 41.6% Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#13 40.5% Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#14 40.4% Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#15 40.1% Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#16 39.0% Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#17 38.7% Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#18 38.5% Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#19 37.5% Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#20 37.4% Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#21 35.9% Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#22 35.4% Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#23 35.3% Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#24 35.0% Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#25 34.1% Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#26 34.0% Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#27 33.6% Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#28 33.5% Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#29 33.3% Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#30 33.1% Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#31 32.9% Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#32 31.9% Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#33 31.7% Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#34 31.3% Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#35 31.0% Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#36 30.9% Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#37 30.8% Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#38 30.6% Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#39 30.4% Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#40 29.9% Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#41 28.8% Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#42 28.4% Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#43 28.4% Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#44 28.4% Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#45 28.4% Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#46 28.0% Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#47 27.6% Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#48 27.5% Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#49 27.5% Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#50 26.9% Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#51 26.3% Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#52 26.3% Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#53 25.9% Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#54 25.6% Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#55 25.2% Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#56 25.1% Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#57 25.1% Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#58 24.9% Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#59 24.7% Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#60 24.2% Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#61 24.0% Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#62 23.8% Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#63 23.6% Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#64 23.4% Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#65 23.3% Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#66 23.1% Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#67 22.7% Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#68 22.5% Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#69 22.2% Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#70 22.1% Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#71 21.7% Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#72 21.3% Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#73 20.7% Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#74 20.5% Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#75 20.1% Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#76 19.8% Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#77 19.4% Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#78 19.3% Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#79 18.5% Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#80 17.5% Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#81 17.5% Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#82 17.4% Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#83 16.9% Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#84 16.7% Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#84 16.7% Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#86 16.6% Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#87 16.0% Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#88 15.9% Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#89 15.0% Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#90 14.9% Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#91 14.4% Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#92 14.2% Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#93 13.5% Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#94 12.5% Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#95 11.7% Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#96 11.4% Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#97 11.4% Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#98 11.4% Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.