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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. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#4 3 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#4 3 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#7 2 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#7 2 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#7 2 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#7 2 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#7 2 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#7 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#7 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#7 2 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#15 1 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#15 1 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#15 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#15 1 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#15 1 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#15 1 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#15 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#15 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#15 1 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#15 1 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#15 1 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5]
#15 1 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#15 1 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#15 1 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#15 1 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#15 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
#15 1 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#15 1 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#15 1 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#15 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#15 1 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#15 1 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#15 1 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#15 1 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#15 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#15 1 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3]
#15 1 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#15 1 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#15 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#15 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#15 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#15 1 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#15 1 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#15 1 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#15 1 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#15 1 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#15 1 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#15 1 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#15 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#15 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#15 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#15 1 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#15 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#15 1 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#15 1 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#15 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#15 1 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#15 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#15 1 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#15 1 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5]
#65 0 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#65 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#65 0 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#65 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#65 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#65 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#65 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#65 0 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#65 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#65 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#65 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#65 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#65 0 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#65 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#65 0 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#65 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#65 0 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#65 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#65 0 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#65 0 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22]
#65 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#65 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#65 0 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#65 0 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#65 0 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#65 0 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA16]
#65 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#65 0 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#65 0 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#65 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#65 0 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#65 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#65 0 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#65 0 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#65 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#65 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#65 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#65 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#65 0 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#65 0 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#65 0 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6]
#65 0 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#65 0 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#65 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#65 0 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#65 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#65 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#65 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#65 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#65 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#65 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#65 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#65 0 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#65 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#65 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#65 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#65 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#65 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#65 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#65 0 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11]
#65 0 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#65 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#65 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#65 0 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#65 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#65 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#65 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#65 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#65 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#65 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#65 0 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#65 0 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#65 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#65 0 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#65 0 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#65 0 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#65 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#65 0 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2]
#65 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#65 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#65 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#65 0 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#65 0 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#65 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#65 0 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#65 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#65 0 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#65 0 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19]
#65 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#65 0 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2]
#65 0 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#65 0 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#65 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#65 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#65 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#65 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#65 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#65 0 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#65 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#65 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#65 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#65 0 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#65 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#65 0 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#65 0 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#65 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#65 0 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#65 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#65 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#65 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#65 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#65 0 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#65 0 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#65 0 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#65 0 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#65 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#65 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#65 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#65 0 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#65 0 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#65 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#65 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#65 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#65 0 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#65 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#65 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#65 0 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#65 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#65 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#65 0 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#65 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#65 0 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#65 0 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#65 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#65 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#65 0 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#65 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#65 0 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#65 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#65 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#65 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17]
#65 0 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#65 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#65 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#65 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#65 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#65 0 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#65 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#65 0 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#65 0 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#65 0 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#65 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#65 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#65 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#65 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#65 0 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#65 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#65 0 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#65 0 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#65 0 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
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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.