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2017 Report Cards
House Republicans / Government Transparency

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.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in 2017. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Republicans
most often
#1 7 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#1 7 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#1 7 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#1 7 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#5 6 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#5 6 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#7 5 Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#7 5 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#7 5 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#10 4 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#10 4 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#10 4 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#10 4 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#10 4 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#10 4 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#10 4 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#17 3 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#17 3 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#17 3 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#17 3 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#17 3 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#17 3 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#17 3 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#17 3 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#17 3 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#17 3 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#17 3 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#17 3 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#17 3 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#17 3 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#17 3 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#17 3 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#17 3 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#17 3 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#17 3 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#17 3 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#17 3 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#17 3 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#39 2 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#39 2 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#39 2 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#39 2 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#39 2 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#39 2 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#39 2 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#39 2 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#39 2 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#39 2 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#39 2 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#39 2 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#39 2 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#39 2 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#39 2 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#39 2 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#39 2 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#39 2 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#39 2 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#39 2 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#39 2 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#39 2 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#39 2 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#39 2 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#39 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#39 2 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#39 2 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#39 2 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#39 2 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#79 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#79 1 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#79 1 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#79 1 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#79 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#79 1 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#79 1 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#79 1 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#79 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#79 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#79 1 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#79 1 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#79 1 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#79 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#79 1 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#79 1 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#79 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#79 1 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#79 1 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#79 1 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#79 1 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#79 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#79 1 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#79 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#79 1 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#79 1 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#79 1 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#79 1 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#79 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#79 1 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#79 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#79 1 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#79 1 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#79 1 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#79 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#79 1 Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#79 1 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#79 1 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#79 1 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#79 1 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#79 1 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#79 1 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#79 1 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#79 1 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#79 1 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#79 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#79 1 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#79 1 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#79 1 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#79 1 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#79 1 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#79 1 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#79 1 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#79 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#79 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#79 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#79 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#79 1 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#79 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#79 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#79 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#79 1 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#156 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#156 0 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#156 0 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#156 0 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#156 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#156 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#156 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#156 0 Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#156 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#156 0 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#156 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#156 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#156 0 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#156 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#156 0 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#156 0 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#156 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#156 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#156 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#156 0 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#156 0 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#156 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#156 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#156 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#156 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#156 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#156 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#156 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#156 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#156 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#156 0 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#156 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#156 0 Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#156 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#156 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#156 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#156 0 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#156 0 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#156 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#156 0 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#156 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#156 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#156 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#156 0 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#156 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#156 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#156 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#156 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#156 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#156 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#156 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#156 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#156 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#156 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#156 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#156 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#156 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#156 0 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#156 0 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#156 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 2015-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#156 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#156 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#156 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#156 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#156 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#156 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#156 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#156 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#156 0 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#156 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#156 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#156 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
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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.