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2018 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Working with the Other Chamber

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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 115th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 17 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 12 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#2 12 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#2 12 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#5 11 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#5 11 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#7 10 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#8 9 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#9 8 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#9 8 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#9 8 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#9 8 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#9 8 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#9 8 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#9 8 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#9 8 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#9 8 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#18 7 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#18 7 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#18 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#21 6 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#21 6 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#21 6 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#21 6 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#21 6 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#21 6 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#21 6 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#21 6 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#21 6 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#21 6 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#21 6 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#21 6 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#33 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#33 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#33 5 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#33 5 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#33 5 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#33 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#33 5 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#33 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#33 5 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#33 5 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#33 5 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#33 5 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#33 5 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#46 4 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#46 4 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#46 4 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#46 4 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#46 4 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#46 4 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#46 4 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#46 4 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#46 4 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#46 4 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#46 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#46 4 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#46 4 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#46 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#46 4 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#46 4 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#46 4 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#46 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#46 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#46 4 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#46 4 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#46 4 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#46 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#46 4 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#46 4 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#71 3 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#71 3 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#71 3 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#71 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#71 3 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#71 3 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#71 3 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#71 3 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#71 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#71 3 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#71 3 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#71 3 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#71 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#71 3 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#71 3 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#71 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#71 3 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#71 3 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#71 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#71 3 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#71 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#71 3 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#100 2 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#100 2 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#100 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#100 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#100 2 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#100 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#100 2 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#100 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#100 2 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#100 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#100 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#100 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#100 2 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#100 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#100 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#100 2 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#100 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#100 2 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#100 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#100 2 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#100 2 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#100 2 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#100 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#100 2 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#100 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#100 2 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#100 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#100 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#100 2 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#129 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#129 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#129 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#129 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#129 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#129 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#129 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#129 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#129 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#129 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#129 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#129 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#129 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#129 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#129 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#129 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#129 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#129 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#129 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#129 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#129 1 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#129 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#129 1 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#129 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#129 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#129 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#129 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#129 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#129 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#129 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#129 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#129 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#129 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#129 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#129 1 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#129 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#129 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#129 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#129 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#129 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#129 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#129 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#171 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#171 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#171 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#171 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#171 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#171 0 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#171 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#171 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#171 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#171 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#171 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#171 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#171 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#171 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#171 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#171 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#171 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.