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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2017 that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Republicans
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#1 13 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#2 10 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#2 10 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#2 10 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#2 10 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#6 9 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#6 9 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#6 9 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#9 8 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#9 8 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#9 8 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#12 7 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#12 7 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#12 7 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#12 7 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#16 6 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#16 6 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#16 6 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11]
#19 5 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#19 5 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#19 5 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#19 5 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#19 5 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#19 5 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#19 5 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#19 5 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#19 5 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#19 5 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#19 5 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#19 5 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#31 4 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
#31 4 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#31 4 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#31 4 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#31 4 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#31 4 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#31 4 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#31 4 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#31 4 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#31 4 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#31 4 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#31 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#31 4 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#31 4 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#31 4 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#31 4 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#31 4 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#31 4 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#31 4 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#31 4 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#51 3 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#51 3 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#51 3 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#51 3 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#51 3 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#51 3 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#51 3 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#51 3 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#51 3 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5]
#51 3 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#51 3 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#51 3 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#51 3 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#51 3 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#51 3 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#51 3 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#51 3 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#51 3 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#51 3 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#51 3 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#51 3 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#51 3 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#51 3 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#51 3 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#75 2 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#75 2 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#75 2 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#75 2 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#75 2 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#75 2 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#75 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#75 2 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#75 2 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#75 2 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#75 2 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#75 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#75 2 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#75 2 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#75 2 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#75 2 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#75 2 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#75 2 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#75 2 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#75 2 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#75 2 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#75 2 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#75 2 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#75 2 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#75 2 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#75 2 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#75 2 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#75 2 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#75 2 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#75 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#75 2 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#75 2 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#75 2 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#75 2 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3]
#75 2 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#75 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#75 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#75 2 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#75 2 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#75 2 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#75 2 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#75 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#75 2 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#75 2 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#75 2 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#75 2 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#75 2 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#75 2 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#75 2 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#75 2 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#75 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#75 2 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#75 2 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#75 2 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#129 1 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#129 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#129 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#129 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#129 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#129 1 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#129 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#129 1 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#129 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#129 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#129 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#129 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#129 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#129 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#129 1 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#129 1 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5]
#129 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#129 1 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#129 1 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA16]
#129 1 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#129 1 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#129 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#129 1 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#129 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#129 1 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#129 1 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#129 1 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#129 1 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#129 1 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#129 1 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#129 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#129 1 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#129 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#129 1 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#129 1 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#129 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#129 1 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17]
#129 1 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#129 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#129 1 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#129 1 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#129 1 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#129 1 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#129 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#129 1 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#129 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#129 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#129 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#129 1 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2]
#129 1 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19]
#129 1 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2]
#129 1 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#129 1 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#129 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#129 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#129 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#129 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#129 1 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#129 1 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#129 1 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#129 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#129 1 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#129 1 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#129 1 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#129 1 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#129 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#195 0 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6]
#195 0 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#195 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#195 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#195 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#195 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#195 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#195 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#195 0 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#195 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#195 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#195 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#195 0 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22]
#195 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#195 0 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#195 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#195 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#195 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#195 0 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#195 0 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#195 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#195 0 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#195 0 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#195 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#195 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#195 0 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#195 0 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#195 0 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#195 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#195 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#195 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#195 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#195 0 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#195 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#195 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#195 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#195 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#195 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#195 0 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#195 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#195 0 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#195 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#195 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#195 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#195 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#195 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#195 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
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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.