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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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

All Senators
best score
#1 1.00 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#2 0.91 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#3 0.89 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#4 0.83 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#5 0.79 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#6 0.78 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#7 0.78 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#8 0.78 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#9 0.76 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#10 0.75 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#11 0.75 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#12 0.75 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#13 0.74 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#14 0.73 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#15 0.72 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#16 0.72 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#17 0.71 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#18 0.70 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#19 0.70 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#20 0.70 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#21 0.69 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#22 0.68 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#23 0.67 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#24 0.67 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#25 0.67 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#26 0.66 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#27 0.65 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#28 0.65 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#29 0.64 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#30 0.61 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#31 0.61 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#32 0.61 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#33 0.59 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#34 0.59 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#35 0.58 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#36 0.58 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#37 0.58 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#38 0.57 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#39 0.56 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#40 0.55 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#41 0.55 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#42 0.55 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#43 0.54 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#44 0.54 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#45 0.54 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#46 0.53 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#47 0.52 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#48 0.52 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#49 0.51 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#50 0.50 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#51 0.50 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#52 0.49 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#53 0.49 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#54 0.49 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#55 0.48 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#56 0.48 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#57 0.48 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#58 0.47 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#59 0.47 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#60 0.46 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#61 0.46 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#62 0.46 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#63 0.46 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#64 0.46 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#65 0.45 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#66 0.45 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#67 0.45 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#68 0.44 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#69 0.44 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#70 0.44 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#71 0.44 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#72 0.42 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#73 0.41 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#74 0.40 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#75 0.39 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#76 0.39 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#77 0.36 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#78 0.34 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#79 0.34 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#80 0.34 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#81 0.32 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#82 0.31 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#83 0.31 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#84 0.29 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#85 0.29 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#86 0.29 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#87 0.29 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#88 0.27 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#89 0.25 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#90 0.22 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#91 0.22 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#92 0.19 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#93 0.18 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#94 0.17 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#95 0.15 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#96 0.15 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#97 0.12 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#98 0.12 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#99 0.01 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#100 0.00 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the leadership scores here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.