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2018 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Bills Introduced

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 Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 98 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 71 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#3 65 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#4 60 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#5 52 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#5 52 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#7 51 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#8 50 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#9 48 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#10 47 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#10 47 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#12 46 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#12 46 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#12 46 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#15 45 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#16 43 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#16 43 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#16 43 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#19 42 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#20 41 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#20 41 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#22 40 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#23 39 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#24 38 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#24 38 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#26 37 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#27 36 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#27 36 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#29 35 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#29 35 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#31 34 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#31 34 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#33 33 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#33 33 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#33 33 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#36 32 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#36 32 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#38 31 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#38 31 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#38 31 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#38 31 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#42 30 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#43 29 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#43 29 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#43 29 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#46 28 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#46 28 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#46 28 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#46 28 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#50 27 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#50 27 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#52 26 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#52 26 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#52 26 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#52 26 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#52 26 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#57 25 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#57 25 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#57 25 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#57 25 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#61 24 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#61 24 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#61 24 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#61 24 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#61 24 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#61 24 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#61 24 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#68 23 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#68 23 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#68 23 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#68 23 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#68 23 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#73 22 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#73 22 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#73 22 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#73 22 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#77 21 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#77 21 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#77 21 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#77 21 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#77 21 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#77 21 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#83 20 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#83 20 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#83 20 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#83 20 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#83 20 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#83 20 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#89 19 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#89 19 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#89 19 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#89 19 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#89 19 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#89 19 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#89 19 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#96 18 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#96 18 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#96 18 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#96 18 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#96 18 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#96 18 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#96 18 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#96 18 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#104 17 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#104 17 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#106 16 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#106 16 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#106 16 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#106 16 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#106 16 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#106 16 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#106 16 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#113 15 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#113 15 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#113 15 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#113 15 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#117 14 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#117 14 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#117 14 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#117 14 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#117 14 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#117 14 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#117 14 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#117 14 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#117 14 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#117 14 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#117 14 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#128 13 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#128 13 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#128 13 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#128 13 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#128 13 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#133 12 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#133 12 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#133 12 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#133 12 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#133 12 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#133 12 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#139 11 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#139 11 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#139 11 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#139 11 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#139 11 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#144 10 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#144 10 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#146 9 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#146 9 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#146 9 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#146 9 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#146 9 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#146 9 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#146 9 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#146 9 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#146 9 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#155 8 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#155 8 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#155 8 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#155 8 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#155 8 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#155 8 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#155 8 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#155 8 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#155 8 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#155 8 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#165 7 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#165 7 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#165 7 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#165 7 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#165 7 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#170 6 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#170 6 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#170 6 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#170 6 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#170 6 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#170 6 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#176 5 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#176 5 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#176 5 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#179 4 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#179 4 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#181 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#181 3 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#183 2 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#183 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#185 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#185 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#185 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
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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.