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2018 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Bills Out of Committee

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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 26 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#2 25 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#2 25 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#4 20 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#4 20 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#6 19 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#7 17 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#7 17 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#9 16 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#9 16 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#11 15 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#12 14 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#13 13 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#13 13 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#13 13 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#16 12 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#16 12 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#18 11 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#18 11 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#18 11 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#18 11 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#22 10 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#22 10 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#22 10 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#22 10 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#26 9 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#26 9 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#26 9 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#26 9 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#26 9 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#26 9 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#32 8 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#32 8 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#32 8 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#32 8 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#32 8 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#37 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#37 7 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#37 7 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#37 7 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#41 6 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#41 6 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#41 6 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#41 6 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#41 6 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#41 6 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#47 5 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#47 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#47 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#47 5 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#47 5 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#47 5 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#47 5 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#47 5 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#47 5 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#47 5 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#57 4 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#57 4 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#57 4 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#57 4 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#57 4 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#57 4 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#57 4 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#57 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#57 4 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#57 4 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#57 4 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#57 4 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#57 4 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#57 4 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#57 4 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#57 4 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#57 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#57 4 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#57 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#57 4 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#57 4 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#57 4 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#57 4 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#80 3 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#80 3 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#80 3 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#80 3 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#80 3 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#80 3 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#80 3 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#80 3 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#80 3 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#80 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#80 3 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#80 3 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#80 3 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#80 3 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#80 3 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#80 3 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#80 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#80 3 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#80 3 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#99 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#99 2 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#99 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#99 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#99 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#99 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#99 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#99 2 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#99 2 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#99 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#99 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#99 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#99 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#99 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#99 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#99 2 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#99 2 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#99 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#99 2 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#99 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#99 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#99 2 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#99 2 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#99 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#99 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#99 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#99 2 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#99 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#99 2 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#99 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#99 2 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#99 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#99 2 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#132 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#132 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#132 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#132 1 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#132 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#132 1 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#132 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#132 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#132 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#132 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#132 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#132 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#132 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#132 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#132 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#132 1 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#132 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#132 1 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#132 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#132 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#132 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#132 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#132 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#132 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#156 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#156 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#156 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#156 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#156 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#156 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#156 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#156 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#156 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#156 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#156 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#156 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#156 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#156 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#156 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#156 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#156 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#156 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#156 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#156 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#156 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#156 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#156 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#156 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#156 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#156 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#156 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#156 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#156 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#156 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#156 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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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.