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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

House Republicans
most conservative
#1 1.00 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#2 0.96 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#3 0.95 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#4 0.94 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4]
#5 0.94 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#6 0.94 Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#7 0.93 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#8 0.93 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#9 0.92 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#10 0.92 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#11 0.92 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#12 0.91 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#13 0.91 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#14 0.90 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#15 0.90 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8]
#16 0.90 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#17 0.89 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#18 0.89 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#19 0.89 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#20 0.88 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#21 0.88 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#22 0.88 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#23 0.88 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#24 0.88 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#25 0.87 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#26 0.87 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#27 0.86 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#28 0.86 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#29 0.86 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#30 0.85 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#31 0.85 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#32 0.85 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#33 0.85 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#34 0.85 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#35 0.84 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#36 0.84 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#37 0.84 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#38 0.84 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#39 0.84 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#40 0.84 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#41 0.84 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#42 0.84 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#43 0.84 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#44 0.83 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#45 0.83 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
#46 0.83 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#47 0.83 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]
#48 0.83 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#49 0.83 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#50 0.83 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#51 0.83 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#52 0.83 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#53 0.82 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#54 0.82 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#55 0.82 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16]
#56 0.82 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
#57 0.82 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#58 0.81 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#59 0.81 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#60 0.81 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#61 0.81 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
#62 0.81 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]
#63 0.81 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#64 0.81 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#65 0.81 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#66 0.81 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#67 0.80 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#68 0.80 Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
#69 0.80 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#70 0.80 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#71 0.80 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#72 0.80 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#73 0.80 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#74 0.80 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#75 0.80 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#76 0.80 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#77 0.79 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#78 0.79 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#79 0.79 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#80 0.79 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#81 0.79 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
#82 0.79 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#83 0.79 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#84 0.79 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5]
#85 0.79 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#86 0.79 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#87 0.79 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#88 0.78 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#89 0.78 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#90 0.78 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#91 0.78 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#92 0.78 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#93 0.78 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#94 0.78 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#95 0.78 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#96 0.77 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#97 0.77 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#98 0.77 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#99 0.77 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#100 0.77 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#101 0.77 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#102 0.77 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#103 0.76 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#104 0.76 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#105 0.76 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#106 0.76 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#107 0.76 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#108 0.76 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#109 0.76 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#110 0.76 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
#111 0.76 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15]
#112 0.76 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#113 0.76 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#114 0.75 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#115 0.75 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#116 0.75 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#117 0.75 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10]
#118 0.75 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]
#119 0.75 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#120 0.75 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#121 0.75 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
#122 0.75 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#123 0.75 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA16]
#124 0.75 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#125 0.75 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#126 0.74 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
#127 0.74 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#128 0.74 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#129 0.74 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#130 0.74 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#131 0.74 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#132 0.74 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#133 0.74 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#134 0.74 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#135 0.73 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#136 0.73 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#137 0.73 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#138 0.73 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#139 0.73 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#140 0.73 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1]
#141 0.73 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
#142 0.73 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#143 0.73 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#144 0.73 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#145 0.73 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17]
#146 0.72 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#147 0.72 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#148 0.72 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#149 0.72 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#150 0.72 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11]
#151 0.72 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#152 0.72 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#153 0.72 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#154 0.72 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#155 0.72 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#156 0.71 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4]
#157 0.71 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1]
#158 0.71 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#159 0.71 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#160 0.71 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#161 0.71 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#162 0.71 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#163 0.71 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#164 0.71 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22]
#165 0.71 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#166 0.71 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#167 0.70 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#168 0.70 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA10]
#169 0.70 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#170 0.70 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#171 0.70 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#172 0.70 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#173 0.70 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#174 0.69 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#175 0.69 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#176 0.69 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#177 0.69 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3]
#178 0.69 Rep. Martha McSally [R-AZ2]
#179 0.69 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#180 0.68 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#181 0.68 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5]
#182 0.68 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#183 0.68 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#184 0.68 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#185 0.68 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#186 0.68 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#187 0.67 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#188 0.67 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#189 0.67 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#190 0.66 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
#191 0.66 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#192 0.66 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#193 0.66 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#194 0.66 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#195 0.66 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#196 0.66 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2]
#197 0.65 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#198 0.65 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19]
#199 0.65 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#200 0.65 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11]
#201 0.65 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#202 0.65 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#203 0.65 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#204 0.64 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#205 0.64 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#206 0.64 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]
#207 0.64 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
#208 0.64 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#209 0.64 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#210 0.63 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#211 0.63 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#212 0.63 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#213 0.63 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#214 0.62 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#215 0.62 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#216 0.62 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#217 0.62 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#218 0.62 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#219 0.62 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#220 0.62 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#221 0.61 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4]
#222 0.61 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#223 0.60 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#224 0.60 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#225 0.60 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#226 0.60 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#227 0.60 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#228 0.60 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#229 0.60 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#230 0.59 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#231 0.58 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2]
#232 0.58 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#233 0.58 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#234 0.57 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#235 0.56 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6]
#236 0.56 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#237 0.55 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#238 0.54 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#239 0.49 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#240 0.49 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#241 0.46 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2017 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.