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

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.

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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.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 71.2% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 67.0% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#3 56.0% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#4 52.1% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#5 46.3% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#6 45.8% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#7 45.5% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#8 43.5% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#9 43.3% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#10 42.9% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#11 42.5% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#12 42.3% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#13 41.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#14 41.3% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#15 40.4% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#16 40.1% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#17 39.7% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#18 39.5% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#19 39.1% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#20 38.9% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#21 38.8% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#22 37.8% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#23 37.0% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#24 37.0% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#25 36.8% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#26 36.5% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#27 36.5% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#28 36.1% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#29 34.2% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#30 34.0% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#31 32.7% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#32 32.3% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#33 32.2% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#34 31.9% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#35 31.8% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#36 31.5% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#37 31.4% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#38 30.9% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#39 30.8% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#40 30.1% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#41 29.9% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#42 29.3% Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#43 28.9% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#44 28.6% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#45 28.5% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#46 28.4% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#47 28.3% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#48 28.2% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#49 28.2% Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#50 28.1% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#51 27.4% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#52 27.3% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#52 27.3% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#54 27.1% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#55 26.9% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#56 26.6% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#57 26.4% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#58 26.4% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#59 26.3% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#60 25.9% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#61 25.8% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#62 25.8% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#63 25.8% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#64 25.7% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#65 25.5% Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#66 25.3% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#67 25.3% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#68 25.1% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#69 24.9% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#70 24.6% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#71 24.5% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#72 24.5% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#73 24.5% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#74 24.2% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#75 24.1% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#76 24.0% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#77 23.9% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#78 23.9% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#79 23.8% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#80 23.7% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#81 23.4% Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#82 23.1% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#83 22.9% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#84 22.6% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#85 22.6% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#86 22.5% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#87 22.4% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#88 21.7% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#89 21.2% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#90 21.1% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#91 20.9% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#92 20.8% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#93 20.7% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#94 20.7% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#95 20.6% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#96 19.7% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#96 19.7% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#98 19.5% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#99 19.5% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#100 19.4% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#101 19.3% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#102 18.9% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#103 18.9% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#104 18.8% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#105 18.7% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#106 18.6% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#107 18.2% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#108 17.8% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#109 17.2% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#110 16.9% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#111 16.9% Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#112 16.8% Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#113 16.8% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#114 16.1% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#115 16.0% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#116 15.8% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#117 15.7% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#118 15.6% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#119 15.5% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#120 15.3% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#121 15.1% Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#122 14.5% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#123 14.5% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#124 14.1% Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#125 13.9% Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#126 13.4% Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#127 13.2% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#128 13.2% Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#129 12.8% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#130 12.8% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#131 12.7% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#132 12.4% Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#133 12.4% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#134 12.2% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#135 12.0% Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#136 11.9% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#137 11.8% Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#138 11.5% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#139 11.5% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#140 11.3% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#141 10.8% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#142 10.7% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#143 10.4% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#144 9.9% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#145 9.8% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#146 9.6% Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#147 9.5% Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#148 9.1% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#148 9.1% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#150 8.6% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#151 7.4% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#152 7.2% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#153 7.2% Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#154 7.1% Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#155 6.7% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#156 5.3% Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#157 5.1% Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#158 4.9% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#159 4.5% Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#160 2.3% Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#161 1.7% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#162 1.6% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#163 1.6% Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#164 0.0% Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
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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

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.