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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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2017.

All Senators
most cosponsors
#1 635 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#2 551 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#3 439 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#4 403 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#5 399 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#6 383 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#7 377 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#8 367 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#9 342 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#10 310 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#11 309 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#12 304 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#13 288 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#14 283 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#15 278 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#16 273 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#17 267 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#18 266 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#19 262 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#20 253 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#21 246 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#22 244 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#23 242 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#24 235 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#25 229 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#26 225 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#27 222 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#28 217 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#29 208 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#30 207 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#31 204 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#31 204 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#33 196 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#34 185 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#35 184 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#36 170 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#36 170 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#38 168 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#39 167 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#40 166 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#41 165 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#42 163 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#43 160 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#44 159 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#45 157 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#46 156 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#47 150 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#48 145 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#49 144 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#50 143 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#51 141 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#52 139 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#53 137 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#54 136 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#55 135 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#56 133 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#57 131 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#58 125 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#58 125 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#60 124 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#61 119 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#62 117 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#63 116 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#64 114 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#65 113 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#66 112 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#67 109 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#68 103 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#68 103 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#70 97 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#71 93 Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#72 92 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#73 90 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#73 90 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#75 89 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#76 82 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#76 82 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#78 81 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#79 79 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#79 79 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#81 78 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#82 76 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#83 73 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#84 72 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#85 68 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#86 65 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#87 61 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#88 60 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#89 55 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#90 54 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#90 54 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#92 44 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#93 31 Sen. Kamala Harris [D-CA]
#94 27 Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto [D-NV]
#95 25 Sen. John Kennedy [R-LA]
#96 22 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#97 17 Sen. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan [D-NH]
#98 7 Sen. Luther Strange [R-AL, 2017-2017]
#99 2 Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#99 2 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
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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.