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2017 Report Cards
Senate Republicans / Bills Cosponsored

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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2017.

Senate Republicans
most bills
#1 245 Sen. Rubio [R-FL]
#2 195 Sen. Collins [R-ME]
#3 184 Sen. Boozman [R-AR]
#4 183 Sen. Capito [R-WV]
#5 164 Sen. Cornyn [R-TX]
#6 163 Sen. Blunt [R-MO]
#7 158 Sen. Tillis [R-NC]
#8 157 Sen. Gardner [R-CO]
#9 156 Sen. Wicker [R-MS]
#10 151 Sen. Inhofe [R-OK]
#10 151 Sen. Rounds [R-SD]
#12 149 Sen. Murkowski [R-AK]
#13 148 Sen. Heller [R-NV]
#13 148 Sen. Perdue [R-GA]
#15 145 Sen. Cotton [R-AR]
#15 145 Sen. Daines [R-MT]
#17 144 Sen. Hatch [R-UT]
#18 141 Sen. Portman [R-OH]
#19 133 Sen. Cruz [R-TX]
#20 131 Sen. Risch [R-ID]
#21 128 Sen. Roberts [R-KS]
#22 126 Sen. Isakson [R-GA]
#23 125 Sen. Kennedy [R-LA]
#24 123 Sen. Crapo [R-ID]
#24 123 Sen. Grassley [R-IA]
#24 123 Sen. Moran [R-KS]
#27 120 Sen. McCain [R-AZ]
#27 120 Sen. Sullivan [R-AK]
#29 115 Sen. Ernst [R-IA]
#30 110 Sen. Young [R-IN]
#31 108 Sen. Lankford [R-OK]
#32 107 Sen. Cassidy [R-LA]
#33 106 Sen. Cochran [R-MS]
#34 100 Sen. Enzi [R-WY]
#34 100 Sen. Lee [R-UT]
#36 99 Sen. Johnson [R-WI]
#37 98 Sen. Scott [R-SC]
#38 97 Sen. Fischer [R-NE]
#39 94 Sen. Barrasso [R-WY]
#40 90 Sen. Thune [R-SD]
#41 87 Sen. Hoeven [R-ND]
#42 86 Sen. Graham [R-SC]
#42 86 Sen. Strange [R-AL]
#44 83 Sen. Flake [R-AZ]
#45 75 Sen. Paul [R-KY]
#46 73 Sen. Burr [R-NC]
#47 66 Sen. Toomey [R-PA]
#48 53 Sen. Alexander [R-TN]
#49 50 Sen. Sasse [R-NE]
#50 41 Sen. McConnell [R-KY]
#51 35 Sen. Corker [R-TN]
#51 35 Sen. Shelby [R-AL]
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Additional Notes

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.