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2018 Report Cards
California Delegation / 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.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 830 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#2 784 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#3 751 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#4 641 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#5 630 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#6 616 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#7 614 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#8 590 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#9 584 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#10 539 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#11 514 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#12 512 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#13 503 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#14 500 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#15 482 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#16 470 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#17 456 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#18 455 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#19 444 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#20 430 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#21 428 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#22 426 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#23 415 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#24 389 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#25 377 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#26 373 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#27 367 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#28 365 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#29 357 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#30 345 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#31 335 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#32 330 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#33 323 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#34 311 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#35 288 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#35 288 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#37 281 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#37 281 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#39 261 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#40 244 Rep. Knight [R-CA25]
#41 236 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#42 230 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#43 212 Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#44 204 Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#45 199 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#46 181 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#47 171 Rep. Denham [R-CA10]
#48 155 Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#49 152 Rep. Walters [R-CA45]
#50 145 Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#51 100 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#52 61 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#53 22 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
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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.