skip to main content

2017 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Bills Cosponsored

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.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

Page Icon

Look at report cards for...

 

Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2017.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 805 Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#2 621 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#3 601 Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#4 561 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#5 531 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#6 495 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#7 482 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#8 475 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#9 468 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#10 463 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#11 457 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#12 441 Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#13 440 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#14 421 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#15 399 Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#16 386 Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#17 377 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#18 372 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#19 366 Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#20 362 Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#21 355 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#22 354 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#23 338 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#24 332 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#25 330 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#26 322 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#26 322 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#28 321 Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#29 318 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#30 317 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#31 309 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#32 305 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#33 301 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#34 299 Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#35 293 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#36 289 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#37 288 Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#38 284 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#39 283 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#40 278 Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#41 273 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#42 271 Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#43 268 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#44 266 Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#45 262 Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#46 261 Rep. King [R-NY2]
#47 259 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#47 259 Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#47 259 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#50 257 Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#51 255 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#51 255 Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#53 254 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#54 251 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#54 251 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#56 250 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#57 249 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#58 247 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#59 245 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#60 244 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#61 240 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#62 239 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#63 237 Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#64 234 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#65 228 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#66 221 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#66 221 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#68 219 Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#68 219 Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#70 216 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#71 214 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#72 209 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#73 208 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#74 207 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#74 207 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#76 205 Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#77 202 Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#78 201 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#79 198 Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#80 192 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#80 192 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#82 191 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#83 190 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#83 190 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#85 189 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#86 188 Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#86 188 Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#86 188 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#86 188 Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#90 187 Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#91 186 Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#92 184 Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#93 182 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#93 182 Rep. King [R-IA4]
#95 181 Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#96 178 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#97 173 Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#97 173 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#99 171 Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#100 169 Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#100 169 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#100 169 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#103 164 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#103 164 Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#105 163 Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#106 160 Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#107 159 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#108 151 Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#108 151 Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#110 142 Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#111 139 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#112 133 Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#113 132 Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#113 132 Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#115 127 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#116 126 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#117 125 Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#118 123 Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#119 122 Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#120 121 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#121 119 Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#122 117 Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#123 115 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#123 115 Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#125 110 Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#126 108 Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#127 106 Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#127 106 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#129 105 Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#130 104 Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#130 104 Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#132 103 Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#133 102 Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#134 99 Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#134 99 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#134 99 Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#137 95 Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#138 94 Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#139 91 Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#140 89 Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#140 89 Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#142 88 Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#142 88 Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#144 86 Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#144 86 Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#146 85 Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#147 84 Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#148 79 Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#148 79 Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#150 77 Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#151 72 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#152 71 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#153 68 Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#154 67 Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#155 66 Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#156 65 Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#157 61 Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#158 60 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#159 58 Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#160 53 Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#161 50 Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#162 37 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#163 26 Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
#164 17 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#165 2 Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
Export to CSV...

Additional Notes

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.