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2017 Report Cards: House Republicans

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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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in 2017, including via incorporation into other bills. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Republicans
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#1 5 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#2 4 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#2 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#4 3 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#4 3 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#4 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#7 2 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#7 2 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#7 2 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#7 2 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#7 2 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#7 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#7 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#7 2 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#15 1 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#15 1 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#15 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#15 1 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#15 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#15 1 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#15 1 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#15 1 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#15 1 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#15 1 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#15 1 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#15 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#15 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#15 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#15 1 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#15 1 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5]
#15 1 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#15 1 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#15 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
#15 1 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#15 1 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#15 1 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#15 1 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#15 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#15 1 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#15 1 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#15 1 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#15 1 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#15 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#15 1 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#15 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#15 1 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#15 1 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#15 1 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#15 1 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#15 1 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#15 1 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#15 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#15 1 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#15 1 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#15 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#15 1 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#15 1 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#15 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#15 1 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5]
#15 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#15 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#15 1 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#15 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#15 1 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#65 0 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#65 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#65 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#65 0 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#65 0 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#65 0 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#65 0 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#65 0 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#65 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#65 0 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#65 0 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#65 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#65 0 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#65 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#65 0 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#65 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#65 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#65 0 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#65 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#65 0 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#65 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#65 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#65 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#65 0 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#65 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#65 0 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#65 0 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#65 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#65 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#65 0 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#65 0 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#65 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#65 0 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#65 0 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#65 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#65 0 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#65 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#65 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#65 0 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11]
#65 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#65 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#65 0 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#65 0 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#65 0 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#65 0 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19]
#65 0 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#65 0 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#65 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#65 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#65 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#65 0 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#65 0 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#65 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#65 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#65 0 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#65 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#65 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#65 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#65 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#65 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#65 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#65 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#65 0 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6]
#65 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#65 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#65 0 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#65 0 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#65 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#65 0 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#65 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#65 0 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#65 0 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#65 0 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#65 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#65 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#65 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#65 0 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#65 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#65 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#65 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#65 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#65 0 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#65 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#65 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#65 0 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#65 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#65 0 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#65 0 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2]
#65 0 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#65 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#65 0 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#65 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#65 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#65 0 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#65 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#65 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#65 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#65 0 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#65 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#65 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#65 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#65 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#65 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#65 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#65 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#65 0 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#65 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#65 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#65 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#65 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#65 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#65 0 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#65 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#65 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#65 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#65 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#65 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#65 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#65 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17]
#65 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#65 0 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#65 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#65 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#65 0 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#65 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#65 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#65 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#65 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#65 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#65 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#65 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#65 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#65 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#65 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#65 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#65 0 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#65 0 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA16]
#65 0 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#65 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#65 0 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2]
#65 0 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22]
#65 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#65 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#65 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#65 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#65 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#65 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#65 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#65 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#65 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#65 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#65 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#65 0 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#65 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#65 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#65 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#65 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#65 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
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The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.

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.