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

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 70.9% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#2 67.3% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#3 55.1% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#4 48.8% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#5 48.3% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#6 47.4% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#7 43.7% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#8 43.3% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#9 43.2% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#10 43.0% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#11 41.6% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#12 41.1% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#13 40.8% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#14 38.4% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#15 38.0% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#16 37.8% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#17 37.8% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#18 37.3% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#19 37.3% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#20 36.9% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#21 36.9% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#22 36.5% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#23 36.5% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#24 36.4% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#25 36.4% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#26 36.2% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#27 35.8% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#28 35.4% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#29 35.1% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#30 34.3% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#31 34.2% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#32 34.2% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#33 34.0% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#34 33.4% Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#35 33.3% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#36 33.1% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#37 32.1% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#38 31.6% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#39 31.6% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#40 31.5% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#41 30.9% Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#42 30.9% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#43 30.5% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#44 30.1% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#45 29.9% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#46 29.8% Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#47 28.9% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#48 28.6% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#49 28.4% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#50 28.1% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#51 28.0% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#52 28.0% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#53 27.7% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#54 27.6% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#55 27.6% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#56 27.6% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#57 27.5% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#58 27.4% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#59 26.8% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#60 26.8% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#61 26.3% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#62 26.2% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#63 26.1% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#64 26.0% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#65 25.9% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#66 25.8% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#67 25.7% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#68 25.6% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#69 25.5% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#70 25.1% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#71 25.1% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#72 25.0% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#73 24.9% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#74 24.5% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#75 24.4% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#76 24.1% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#77 23.9% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#78 23.8% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#79 23.8% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#80 23.6% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#81 23.6% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#82 23.6% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#83 23.6% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#84 23.5% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#85 23.5% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#86 23.2% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#87 23.2% Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#88 23.2% Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#89 23.1% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#90 23.0% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#91 22.7% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#92 22.6% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#93 22.5% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#94 22.2% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#95 22.1% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#96 22.0% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#97 21.8% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#98 21.6% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#99 21.5% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#100 21.4% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#101 21.2% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#102 21.2% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#103 21.1% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#104 21.0% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#105 20.9% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#106 20.8% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#107 20.7% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#108 20.7% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#109 20.3% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#110 20.3% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#111 20.0% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#111 20.0% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#113 19.6% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#114 19.2% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#115 19.1% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#116 18.6% Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#117 18.5% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#118 18.2% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#119 18.2% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#120 18.1% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#121 18.0% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#122 17.9% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#123 17.7% Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#124 17.7% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#125 17.1% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#126 16.8% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#127 16.8% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#128 16.7% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#129 16.6% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#130 16.6% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#131 16.1% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#132 16.0% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#133 16.0% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#134 15.9% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#135 15.7% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#136 15.6% Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#137 15.6% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#138 15.2% Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#139 15.0% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#140 14.9% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#141 14.9% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#142 14.9% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#143 14.8% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#144 14.6% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#145 14.5% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#146 14.4% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#147 14.4% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#148 14.4% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#149 14.1% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#150 13.8% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#151 13.6% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#152 13.4% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#153 13.4% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#154 13.3% Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#155 13.2% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#156 13.1% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#157 12.8% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#158 11.9% Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#159 11.9% Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#160 11.9% Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#161 11.6% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#162 11.4% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#163 11.3% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#164 11.2% Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#165 11.2% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#166 10.6% Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#167 10.5% Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#168 10.2% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#169 10.0% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#170 9.9% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#171 9.1% Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#172 8.9% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#173 8.6% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#174 8.4% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#175 8.0% Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#176 7.9% Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#177 7.8% Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#178 6.9% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#179 5.7% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#180 5.3% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#181 4.9% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#182 4.8% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#183 4.1% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#184 4.1% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#185 2.7% Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#186 1.9% Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.