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2018 Report Cards
House Sophomores / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 115th Congress.

House Sophomores
most cosponsors
#1 818 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#2 809 Rep. Stefanik [R-NY21]
#3 792 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#4 641 Rep. Bishop [R-MI8]
#5 640 Rep. McSally [R-AZ2]
#6 469 Rep. Zeldin [R-NY1]
#7 468 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#8 456 Rep. Comstock [R-VA10]
#9 454 Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#10 445 Rep. Katko [R-NY24]
#11 425 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#12 414 Rep. Carter [R-GA1]
#13 375 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#14 363 Rep. Babin [R-TX36]
#15 343 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#16 319 Rep. Palmer [R-AL6]
#17 310 Rep. Curbelo [R-FL26]
#18 293 Rep. Newhouse [R-WA4]
#19 289 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#20 287 Rep. LaHood [R-IL18]
#21 266 Rep. Brat [R-VA7]
#22 245 Rep. Knight [R-CA25]
#23 242 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#24 233 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#25 211 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#26 206 Rep. MacArthur [R-NJ3]
#27 204 Rep. Graves [R-LA6]
#28 200 Rep. Walker [R-NC6]
#29 196 Rep. Young [R-IA3]
#30 195 Rep. Hurd [R-TX23]
#31 193 Rep. Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#32 188 Rep. Hice [R-GA10]
#33 186 Rep. Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#34 169 Rep. Mooney [R-WV2]
#35 168 Rep. Davidson [R-OH8]
#36 161 Rep. Bost [R-IL12]
#37 157 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#37 157 Rep. Trott [R-MI11]
#39 155 Rep. Grothman [R-WI6]
#40 142 Rep. Hill [R-AR2]
#41 137 Rep. Donovan [R-NY11]
#42 133 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#43 129 Rep. Westerman [R-AR4]
#44 122 Rep. Abraham [R-LA5]
#45 118 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#46 110 Rep. Emmer [R-MN6]
#47 106 Rep. Russell [R-OK5]
#48 100 Rep. Love [R-UT4]
#49 83 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#50 75 Rep. Kelly [R-MS1]
#51 70 Rep. Buck [R-CO4]
#52 56 Rep. Costello [R-PA6]
#53 46 Rep. Rouzer [R-NC7]
#54 45 Rep. Blum [R-IA1]
#55 42 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#56 39 Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#57 35 Rep. Allen [R-GA12]
#57 35 Rep. Poliquin [R-ME2]
#59 26 Rep. Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#60 13 Rep. Radewagen [R-AS0]
#61 9 Rep. Evans [D-PA2]
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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.