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2018 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Bills Cosponsored

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019), as of Jan 20, 2019.

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 the 115th Congress.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 853 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#2 784 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#3 748 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#4 655 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#5 554 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#6 522 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#7 467 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#8 456 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#9 455 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#10 377 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#11 367 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#11 367 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#11 367 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#14 365 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#15 359 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#16 345 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#17 340 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#18 338 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#19 330 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#20 328 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#21 326 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#22 325 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#23 319 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#24 318 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#25 308 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#26 303 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#27 293 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#28 291 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#29 289 Sen. Roger Marshall [R-KS]
#30 277 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#31 258 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#32 255 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#33 241 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#34 236 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#35 235 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#36 231 Rep. Paul Mitchell [I-MI10, 2017-2020]
#37 230 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#38 224 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#39 217 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#40 216 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19, 2017-2020]
#41 212 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#42 210 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#43 208 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#44 190 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#45 170 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#46 167 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#47 159 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#48 152 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#49 150 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0, 2017-2020]
#50 125 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#51 122 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#52 118 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#53 117 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#53 117 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#53 117 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#56 115 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#57 103 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#58 102 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#59 96 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#60 88 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#61 47 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#62 28 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#63 14 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#64 13 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#65 9 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#66 4 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#67 3 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
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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 the 115th Congress) 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.