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2017 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2017.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most cosponsors
#1 1082 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#2 972 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#3 838 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 818 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#5 800 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#6 733 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#7 723 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#8 673 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#9 650 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#10 648 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#11 644 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#12 641 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#13 635 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#14 629 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#15 613 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#16 604 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#17 603 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#18 591 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#18 591 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#20 571 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#21 549 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#21 549 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#23 543 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#24 541 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#25 505 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#26 485 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#27 469 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#28 468 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#29 464 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#30 447 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#30 447 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#32 440 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#33 417 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#34 415 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#35 413 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#36 411 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#37 405 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#38 381 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#39 364 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#40 363 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#41 360 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#42 340 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#43 329 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#43 329 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#45 325 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#46 323 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#47 316 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#48 310 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#49 302 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#50 291 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#51 284 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#52 281 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#53 278 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#54 277 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#55 267 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#56 261 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#57 257 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#58 253 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#59 247 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#60 243 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#61 239 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#62 238 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#63 237 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#64 234 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#65 230 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#66 214 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#67 209 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#68 208 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#69 206 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#70 198 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#71 197 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#72 195 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#73 192 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#74 188 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#75 185 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#76 183 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#77 178 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#78 171 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#79 161 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#80 159 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#81 155 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#82 150 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#82 150 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#84 149 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#85 137 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#86 133 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#87 132 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#87 132 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#89 124 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#90 123 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#91 121 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#92 120 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#92 120 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#94 116 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#94 116 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#94 116 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#97 113 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#98 108 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#99 107 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#100 104 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#100 104 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#102 103 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#103 102 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#104 101 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#105 99 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#106 98 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#106 98 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#108 97 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#109 91 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#110 88 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#110 88 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#112 87 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#112 87 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#112 87 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#112 87 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#116 83 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#117 80 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#118 79 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#118 79 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#120 78 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#121 77 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#122 76 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#123 72 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#124 71 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#124 71 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#124 71 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#127 69 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#127 69 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#127 69 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#130 68 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#131 65 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#131 65 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#133 62 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#134 59 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#135 56 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#136 48 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#136 48 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#138 46 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#138 46 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#140 45 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#141 41 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#142 40 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#142 40 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#144 39 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#145 38 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#146 37 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#147 36 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#148 35 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#149 32 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#150 31 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#151 25 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#152 22 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#153 21 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#154 17 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#155 15 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#155 15 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#157 14 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#158 13 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#159 12 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#160 11 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#161 10 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#162 9 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#163 6 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#164 5 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#165 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.