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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. Royce [R-CA39]
#2 972 Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#3 838 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 818 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#5 800 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#6 733 Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#7 723 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#8 673 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#9 650 Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#10 648 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#11 644 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#12 641 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#13 635 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#14 629 Rep. Tiberi [R-OH12]
#15 613 Rep. Dent [R-PA15]
#16 604 Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#17 603 Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#18 591 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#18 591 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#20 571 Rep. King [R-IA4]
#21 549 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#21 549 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#23 543 Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#24 541 Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#25 505 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#26 485 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#27 469 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#28 468 Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#29 464 Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#30 447 Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#30 447 Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#32 440 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#33 417 Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#34 415 Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#35 413 Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#36 411 Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#37 405 Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#38 381 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#39 364 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#40 363 Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#41 360 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#42 340 Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#43 329 Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#43 329 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#45 325 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#46 323 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#47 316 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#48 310 Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#49 302 Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#50 291 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#51 284 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#52 281 Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#53 278 Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#54 277 Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#55 267 Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#56 261 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#57 257 Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#58 253 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#59 247 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#60 243 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#61 239 Rep. Young [R-AK0]
#62 238 Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#63 237 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#64 234 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#65 230 Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#66 214 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#67 209 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#68 208 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#69 206 Rep. King [R-NY2]
#70 198 Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#71 197 Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#72 195 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#73 192 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#74 188 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#75 185 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#76 183 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#77 178 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#78 171 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#79 161 Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#80 159 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#81 155 Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#82 150 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#82 150 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#84 149 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#85 137 Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#86 133 Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#87 132 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#87 132 Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#89 124 Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#90 123 Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#91 121 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#92 120 Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#92 120 Rep. Scalise [R-LA1]
#94 116 Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#94 116 Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#94 116 Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#97 113 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#98 108 Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#99 107 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#100 104 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#100 104 Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#102 103 Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#103 102 Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#104 101 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#105 99 Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#106 98 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#106 98 Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#108 97 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#109 91 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#110 88 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#110 88 Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#112 87 Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#112 87 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#112 87 Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#112 87 Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#116 83 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#117 80 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#118 79 Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#118 79 Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#120 78 Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#121 77 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#122 76 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#123 72 Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#124 71 Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#124 71 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#124 71 Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#127 69 Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#127 69 Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#127 69 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#130 68 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#131 65 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#131 65 Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#133 62 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#134 59 Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#135 56 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#136 48 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#136 48 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#138 46 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#138 46 Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#140 45 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#141 41 Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#142 40 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#142 40 Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#144 39 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#145 38 Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#146 37 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#147 36 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#148 35 Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#149 32 Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#150 31 Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#151 25 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#152 22 Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#153 21 Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#154 17 Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#155 15 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#155 15 Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#157 14 Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#158 13 Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#159 12 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#160 11 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#161 10 Rep. Ryan [R-WI1]
#162 9 Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#163 6 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#164 5 Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#165 0 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.