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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. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#4 3 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#7 2 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#7 2 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#7 2 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#7 2 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#7 2 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#7 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#7 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#7 2 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#15 1 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#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]
#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. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#15 1 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#15 1 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#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. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#15 1 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#15 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
#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. 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. 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. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#15 1 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#15 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#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]
#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. 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. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#65 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#65 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#65 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#65 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#65 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#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]
#65 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#65 0 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#65 0 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#65 0 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22]
#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. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#65 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#65 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#65 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#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. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#65 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#65 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#65 0 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#65 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#65 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#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. Karen Handel [R-GA6]
#65 0 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#65 0 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#65 0 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#65 0 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#65 0 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#65 0 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#65 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#65 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#65 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#65 0 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#65 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#65 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#65 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#65 0 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#65 0 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#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. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#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. 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. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#65 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#65 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#65 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#65 0 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#65 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17]
#65 0 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#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. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#65 0 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#65 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#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. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#65 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#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]
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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.