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2017 Report Cards: All Senators

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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2017 which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

All Senators
most bills
#1 37 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#2 27 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#3 24 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#4 22 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#5 19 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#5 19 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#5 19 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#5 19 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#9 18 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#10 17 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#10 17 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#10 17 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#10 17 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#14 16 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#14 16 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#14 16 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#17 14 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#17 14 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#17 14 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#17 14 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#17 14 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#17 14 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#23 13 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#23 13 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#23 13 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#23 13 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#27 12 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#27 12 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#27 12 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#27 12 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#31 11 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#31 11 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#31 11 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#34 10 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#35 9 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#35 9 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#35 9 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#35 9 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#35 9 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#35 9 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#35 9 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#35 9 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#35 9 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#35 9 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#45 8 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#45 8 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#45 8 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#45 8 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#45 8 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#45 8 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#45 8 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#45 8 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#45 8 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#54 7 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#54 7 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#54 7 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#54 7 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#54 7 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#54 7 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#54 7 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#54 7 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#62 6 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#62 6 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#62 6 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#62 6 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#62 6 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#62 6 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#62 6 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#62 6 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#62 6 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#71 5 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#71 5 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#71 5 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#71 5 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#71 5 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#71 5 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#71 5 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#71 5 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#79 4 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#79 4 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#79 4 Sen. Kamala Harris [D-CA]
#79 4 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#79 4 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#84 3 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#84 3 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#84 3 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#84 3 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#88 2 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#88 2 Sen. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan [D-NH]
#88 2 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#88 2 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#88 2 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#93 1 Sen. John Kennedy [R-LA]
#93 1 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#95 0 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#95 0 Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto [D-NV]
#95 0 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#95 0 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#95 0 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#95 0 Sen. Luther Strange [R-AL, 2017-2017]
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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.