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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

All Senators
most committee positions
#1 16 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#2 12 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#3 10 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#3 10 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#5 8 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#6 7 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#6 7 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#6 7 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#6 7 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#6 7 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#6 7 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#12 6 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#12 6 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#12 6 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#12 6 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#12 6 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#12 6 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#12 6 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#12 6 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#12 6 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#12 6 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#12 6 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#12 6 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#12 6 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#12 6 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#12 6 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#12 6 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#12 6 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#12 6 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#12 6 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#12 6 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#12 6 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#12 6 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#34 5 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#34 5 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#34 5 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#34 5 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#34 5 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#34 5 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#34 5 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#34 5 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#42 3 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#42 3 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#42 3 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#42 3 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#42 3 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#47 2 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#47 2 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#47 2 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#47 2 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#47 2 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#47 2 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#47 2 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#47 2 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#47 2 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#47 2 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#47 2 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#47 2 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#47 2 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#47 2 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#47 2 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#47 2 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#47 2 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#47 2 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#47 2 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#47 2 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#47 2 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#47 2 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#47 2 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#47 2 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#47 2 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#47 2 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#47 2 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#47 2 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#47 2 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#47 2 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#47 2 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#47 2 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#47 2 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#47 2 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#81 1 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#81 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#81 1 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#81 1 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#81 1 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#81 1 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#81 1 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#81 1 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#81 1 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#81 1 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#81 1 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#81 1 Sen. Kamala Harris [D-CA]
#93 0 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#93 0 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#93 0 Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto [D-NV]
#93 0 Sen. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan [D-NH]
#93 0 Sen. Luther Strange [R-AL, 2017-2017]
#93 0 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#93 0 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#93 0 Sen. John Kennedy [R-LA]
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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.