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2017 Report Cards: House Freshmen

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2017 legislative year (Jan 3, 2017-Dec 31, 2017), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 6, 2018.

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Bills Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2017 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

House Freshmen
most often
#1 11 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#2 5 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#3 4 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#3 4 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#5 3 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#5 3 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#5 3 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#5 3 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5]
#5 3 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#5 3 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#11 2 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#11 2 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#11 2 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#11 2 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#11 2 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19]
#11 2 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#11 2 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#11 2 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#11 2 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#11 2 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#11 2 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2]
#11 2 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22]
#23 1 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#23 1 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#23 1 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#23 1 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#23 1 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#23 1 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#23 1 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#23 1 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#23 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#23 1 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2]
#23 1 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#23 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#23 1 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#23 1 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#23 1 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#23 1 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#23 1 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA16]
#23 1 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#41 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#41 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#41 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#41 0 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#41 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#41 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#41 0 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#41 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#41 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#41 0 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#41 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#41 0 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6]
#41 0 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#41 0 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#41 0 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#41 0 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#41 0 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#41 0 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
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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 2017) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.