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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. Raskin [D-MD8]
#2 784 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#3 748 Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#4 655 Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#5 554 Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]
#6 522 Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#7 467 Rep. Rosen [D-NV3]
#8 456 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#9 455 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#10 377 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#11 367 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#11 367 Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#11 367 Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#14 365 Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#15 359 Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#16 345 Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#17 340 Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#18 338 Rep. Faso [R-NY19]
#19 330 Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#20 328 Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#21 326 Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#22 325 Rep. Gaetz [R-FL1]
#23 319 Rep. Bacon [R-NE2]
#24 318 Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#25 308 Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#26 303 Rep. Norman [R-SC5]
#27 293 Rep. Kihuen [D-NV4]
#28 291 Rep. Banks [R-IN3]
#29 289 Rep. Marshall [R-KS1]
#30 277 Rep. Tenney [R-NY22]
#31 258 Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#32 255 Rep. Biggs [R-AZ5]
#33 241 Rep. Mast [R-FL18]
#34 236 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#35 235 Rep. Gallagher [R-WI8]
#36 231 Rep. Mitchell [R-MI10]
#37 230 Rep. Garrett [R-VA5]
#38 224 Rep. Budd [R-NC13]
#39 217 Commish. González-Colón [R-PR0]
#40 216 Rep. Rooney [R-FL19]
#41 212 Rep. Rutherford [R-FL4]
#42 210 Rep. Smucker [R-PA16]
#43 208 Rep. Dunn [R-FL2]
#44 190 Rep. Ferguson [R-GA3]
#45 170 Rep. Bergman [R-MI1]
#46 167 Rep. Arrington [R-TX19]
#47 159 Rep. Higgins [R-LA3]
#48 152 Rep. Johnson [R-LA4]
#49 150 Rep. Gianforte [R-MT0]
#50 125 Rep. Estes [R-KS4]
#51 122 Rep. Kustoff [R-TN8]
#52 118 Rep. Handel [R-GA6]
#53 117 Rep. Comer [R-KY1]
#53 117 Rep. Lewis [R-MN2]
#53 117 Rep. Taylor [R-VA2]
#56 115 Rep. Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#57 103 Rep. Cheney [R-WY0]
#58 102 Rep. Curtis [R-UT3]
#59 96 Rep. Lesko [R-AZ8]
#60 88 Rep. Lamb [D-PA18]
#61 47 Rep. Morelle [D-NY25]
#62 28 Rep. Cloud [R-TX27]
#63 14 Rep. Scanlon [D-PA7]
#64 13 Rep. Wild [D-PA15]
#65 9 Rep. Balderson [R-OH12]
#66 4 Rep. Jones [D-MI13]
#67 3 Rep. Hern [R-OK1]
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Additional Notes

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.