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

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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 115th Congress which had a cosponsor from the other political party than the party the legislator caucused with.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 35 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#1 35 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#3 34 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#4 31 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#5 25 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#5 25 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#7 24 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#7 24 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#9 23 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#10 22 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#10 22 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#10 22 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#13 21 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#13 21 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#13 21 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#16 20 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#16 20 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#16 20 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#16 20 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#20 19 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#20 19 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#20 19 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#23 18 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#23 18 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#23 18 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#26 17 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#26 17 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#26 17 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#26 17 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#26 17 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#31 16 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#31 16 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#31 16 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#31 16 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#31 16 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#36 15 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#36 15 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#38 14 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#38 14 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#40 13 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#40 13 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#40 13 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#40 13 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#40 13 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#45 12 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#45 12 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#45 12 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#45 12 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#45 12 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#50 11 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#50 11 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#50 11 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#50 11 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#50 11 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#50 11 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#56 10 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#56 10 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#56 10 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#56 10 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#56 10 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#56 10 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#56 10 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#63 9 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#63 9 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#63 9 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#63 9 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#63 9 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#63 9 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#63 9 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#63 9 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#63 9 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#63 9 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#63 9 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#74 8 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#74 8 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#74 8 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#74 8 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#74 8 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#74 8 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#74 8 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#74 8 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#74 8 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#74 8 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#74 8 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#85 7 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#85 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#85 7 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#85 7 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#85 7 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#85 7 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#85 7 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#85 7 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#85 7 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#85 7 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#85 7 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#85 7 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#85 7 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#85 7 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#85 7 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#85 7 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#85 7 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#85 7 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#85 7 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#85 7 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#105 6 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#105 6 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#105 6 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#105 6 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#105 6 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#105 6 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#105 6 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#105 6 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#105 6 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#105 6 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#105 6 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#105 6 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#105 6 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#105 6 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#105 6 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#120 5 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#120 5 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#120 5 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#120 5 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#120 5 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#120 5 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#120 5 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#120 5 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#120 5 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#120 5 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#120 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#120 5 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#120 5 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#120 5 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#120 5 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#120 5 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#120 5 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#120 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#120 5 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#120 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#120 5 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#141 4 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#141 4 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#141 4 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#141 4 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#141 4 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#141 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#141 4 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#141 4 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#141 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#141 4 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#141 4 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#141 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#141 4 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#141 4 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#155 3 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#155 3 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#155 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#155 3 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#155 3 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#155 3 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#155 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#155 3 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#155 3 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#155 3 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#155 3 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#155 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#167 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#167 2 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#167 2 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#167 2 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#167 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#167 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#167 2 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#167 2 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#167 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#176 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#176 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#176 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#176 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#176 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#176 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#176 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#176 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#184 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#184 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#184 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#184 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.