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2017 Report Cards: Senate 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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2017.

Senate Republicans
most bills
#1 245 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#10 151 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#10 151 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#12 149 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#13 148 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#13 148 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#15 145 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#15 145 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#17 144 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#18 141 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#19 133 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#2 195 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#20 131 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#21 128 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#22 126 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#23 125 Sen. John Kennedy [R-LA]
#24 123 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#24 123 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#24 123 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#27 120 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#27 120 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#29 115 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#3 184 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#30 110 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#31 108 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#32 107 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#33 106 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#34 100 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#34 100 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#36 99 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#37 98 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#38 97 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#39 94 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#4 183 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#40 90 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#41 87 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#42 86 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#42 86 Sen. Luther Strange [R-AL, 2017-2017]
#44 83 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#45 75 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#46 73 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#47 66 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#48 53 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#49 50 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#5 164 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#50 41 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#51 35 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#51 35 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#6 163 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#7 158 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#8 157 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#9 156 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
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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.