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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency bills that we identified in the 114th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

All Senators
most supportive
#1 11 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#2 10 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#2 10 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#4 9 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#5 8 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#6 7 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#6 7 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#8 6 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#8 6 Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#8 6 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#8 6 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#8 6 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#13 5 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#13 5 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#13 5 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#13 5 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#13 5 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#13 5 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#19 4 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#19 4 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#19 4 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#19 4 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#19 4 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#19 4 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#19 4 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#19 4 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#19 4 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#19 4 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#29 3 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#29 3 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#29 3 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#29 3 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#29 3 Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#29 3 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#29 3 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#29 3 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#29 3 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#29 3 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#29 3 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#29 3 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#29 3 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#29 3 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#29 3 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#29 3 Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#45 2 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#45 2 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#45 2 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#45 2 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#45 2 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#45 2 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#45 2 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#45 2 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#45 2 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#45 2 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#45 2 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#45 2 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#57 1 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#57 1 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#57 1 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#57 1 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#57 1 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#57 1 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#57 1 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#57 1 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#57 1 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#57 1 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#57 1 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#57 1 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#57 1 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#57 1 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#57 1 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#57 1 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#73 0 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#73 0 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#73 0 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#73 0 Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#73 0 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#73 0 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#73 0 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#73 0 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#73 0 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#73 0 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#73 0 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#73 0 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#73 0 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#73 0 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#73 0 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#73 0 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#73 0 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#73 0 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#73 0 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#73 0 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#73 0 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#73 0 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#73 0 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#73 0 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#73 0 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#73 0 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#73 0 Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#73 0 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
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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.

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.