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2018 Report Cards
House Sophomores / 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 Sophomores
most bills
#1 622 Rep. Evans [D-PA2]
#2 614 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#3 599 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#4 590 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#5 578 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#6 530 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#7 485 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#8 463 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#9 448 Rep. Stefanik [R-NY21]
#10 424 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#11 423 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#12 410 Rep. Comstock [R-VA10]
#13 393 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#14 388 Rep. Donovan [R-NY11]
#15 377 Rep. Curbelo [R-FL26]
#16 365 Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#17 364 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#18 357 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#19 336 Rep. Costello [R-PA6]
#20 331 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#21 330 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#22 324 Rep. Bishop [R-MI8]
#23 323 Rep. Katko [R-NY24]
#24 321 Rep. Grothman [R-WI6]
#25 304 Rep. Babin [R-TX36]
#26 300 Rep. MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#27 290 Rep. Young [R-IA3]
#28 286 Rep. Zeldin [R-NY1]
#29 283 Rep. Hice [R-GA10]
#30 281 Rep. Mooney [R-WV2]
#31 276 Rep. Poliquin [R-ME2]
#32 265 Rep. Rouzer [R-NC7]
#33 255 Rep. Abraham [R-LA5]
#34 244 Rep. Knight [R-CA25]
#35 236 Rep. Bost [R-IL12]
#35 236 Rep. Brat [R-VA7]
#37 233 Rep. Carter [R-GA1]
#38 230 Rep. Allen [R-GA12]
#39 214 Rep. Emmer [R-MN6]
#40 213 Rep. Newhouse [R-WA4]
#41 212 Rep. Love [R-UT4]
#42 205 Rep. Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#43 202 Rep. Westerman [R-AR4]
#44 193 Rep. Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#45 192 Rep. Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#46 189 Rep. Radewagen [R-AS0]
#47 172 Rep. Hill [R-AR2]
#48 170 Rep. LaHood [R-IL18]
#49 168 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#50 166 Rep. Hurd [R-TX23]
#51 165 Rep. McSally [R-AZ2]
#52 163 Rep. Kelly [R-MS1]
#53 162 Rep. Walker [R-NC6]
#54 157 Rep. Blum [R-IA1]
#55 154 Rep. Russell [R-OK5]
#56 152 Rep. Trott [R-MI11]
#56 152 Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#58 144 Rep. Buck [R-CO4]
#59 119 Rep. Davidson [R-OH8]
#60 97 Rep. Graves [R-LA6]
#61 92 Rep. Palmer [R-AL6]
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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.