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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. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#2 67.3% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#3 55.1% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#4 48.8% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#5 48.3% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#6 47.4% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#7 43.7% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#8 43.3% Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#9 43.2% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#10 43.0% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#11 41.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#12 41.1% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#13 40.8% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#14 38.4% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#15 38.0% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#16 37.8% Rep. Jones [R-NC3]
#17 37.8% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#18 37.3% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#19 37.3% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#20 36.9% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#21 36.9% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#22 36.5% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#23 36.5% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#24 36.4% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#25 36.4% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#26 36.2% Rep. King [R-NY2]
#27 35.8% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#28 35.4% Rep. Young [R-AK]
#29 35.1% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#30 34.3% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#31 34.2% Rep. LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#32 34.2% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#33 34.0% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#34 33.4% Rep. Lance [R-NJ7]
#35 33.3% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#36 33.1% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#37 32.1% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#38 31.6% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#39 31.6% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#40 31.5% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#41 30.9% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU]
#42 30.9% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#43 30.5% Rep. Welch [D-VT]
#44 30.1% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#45 29.9% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#46 29.8% Rep. Coffman [R-CO6]
#47 28.9% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#48 28.6% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#49 28.4% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#50 28.1% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#51 28.0% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#52 28.0% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#53 27.7% Rep. Smith [R-NJ4]
#54 27.6% Rep. Poe [R-TX2]
#55 27.6% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#56 27.6% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#57 27.5% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#58 27.4% Rep. Walden [R-OR2]
#59 26.8% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#60 26.8% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#61 26.3% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#62 26.2% Rep. Reichert [R-WA8]
#63 26.1% Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#64 26.0% Rep. Buchanan [R-FL16]
#65 25.9% Rep. Royce [R-CA39]
#66 25.8% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#67 25.7% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#68 25.6% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#69 25.5% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#70 25.1% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#71 25.1% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#72 25.0% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#73 24.9% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#74 24.5% Rep. Roskam [R-IL6]
#75 24.4% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#76 24.1% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#77 23.9% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#78 23.8% Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#79 23.8% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#80 23.6% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#81 23.6% Rep. Simpson [R-ID2]
#82 23.6% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#83 23.6% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#84 23.5% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#85 23.5% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#86 23.2% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#87 23.2% Rep. Sablan [D-MP]
#88 23.2% Rep. Rooney [R-FL17]
#89 23.1% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#90 23.0% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#91 22.7% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#92 22.6% Rep. Issa [R-CA49]
#93 22.5% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#94 22.2% Rep. Cole [R-OK4]
#95 22.1% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#96 22.0% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#97 21.8% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#98 21.6% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#99 21.5% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#100 21.4% Rep. Granger [R-TX12]
#101 21.2% Rep. Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#102 21.2% Rep. Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#103 21.1% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#104 21.0% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#105 20.9% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#106 20.8% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#107 20.7% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#108 20.7% Rep. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#109 20.3% Rep. Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#110 20.3% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#111 20.0% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#111 20.0% Rep. Turner [R-OH10]
#113 19.6% Rep. Wittman [R-VA1]
#114 19.2% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#115 19.1% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#116 18.6% Rep. Thompson [R-PA5]
#117 18.5% Rep. Upton [R-MI6]
#118 18.2% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#119 18.2% Rep. Sanford [R-SC1]
#120 18.1% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#121 18.0% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#122 17.9% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#123 17.7% Rep. Paulsen [R-MN3]
#124 17.7% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#125 17.1% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#126 16.8% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#127 16.8% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#128 16.7% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#129 16.6% Rep. Chabot [R-OH1]
#130 16.6% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#131 16.1% Rep. Duncan [R-TN2]
#132 16.0% Rep. Norton [D-DC]
#133 16.0% Rep. Shuster [R-PA9]
#134 15.9% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#135 15.7% Rep. McCaul [R-TX10]
#136 15.6% Rep. Posey [R-FL8]
#137 15.6% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#138 15.2% Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#139 15.0% Rep. Burgess [R-TX26]
#140 14.9% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#141 14.9% Rep. Barton [R-TX6]
#142 14.9% Rep. Shimkus [R-IL15]
#143 14.8% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#144 14.6% Rep. Thornberry [R-TX13]
#145 14.5% Rep. McHenry [R-NC10]
#146 14.4% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#147 14.4% Rep. Rodgers [R-WA5]
#148 14.4% Rep. Bishop [R-UT1]
#149 14.1% Rep. Wilson [R-SC2]
#150 13.8% Rep. Lamborn [R-CO5]
#151 13.6% Rep. Rogers [R-KY5]
#152 13.4% Rep. Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#153 13.4% Rep. Pearce [R-NM2]
#154 13.3% Rep. Jenkins [R-KS2]
#155 13.2% Rep. Carter [R-TX31]
#156 13.1% Rep. Brady [R-TX8]
#157 12.8% Rep. Culberson [R-TX7]
#158 11.9% Rep. Blackburn [R-TN7]
#159 11.9% Rep. Harper [R-MS3]
#160 11.9% Rep. Guthrie [R-KY2]
#161 11.6% Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#162 11.4% Rep. Graves [R-MO6]
#163 11.3% Rep. Conaway [R-TX11]
#164 11.2% Rep. Olson [R-TX22]
#165 11.2% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#166 10.6% Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#167 10.5% Rep. Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#168 10.2% Rep. Johnson [R-TX3]
#169 10.0% Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#170 9.9% Rep. Marchant [R-TX24]
#171 9.1% Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#172 8.9% Rep. Latta [R-OH5]
#173 8.6% Rep. Smith [R-TX21]
#174 8.4% Rep. Sessions [R-TX32]
#175 8.0% Rep. Walberg [R-MI7]
#176 7.9% Rep. Jordan [R-OH4]
#177 7.8% Rep. Roe [R-TN1]
#178 6.9% Rep. Gohmert [R-TX1]
#179 5.7% Rep. Lucas [R-OK3]
#180 5.3% Rep. Hensarling [R-TX5]
#181 4.9% Rep. King [R-IA4]
#182 4.8% Rep. Aderholt [R-AL4]
#183 4.1% Rep. Rogers [R-AL3]
#184 4.1% Rep. Foxx [R-NC5]
#185 2.7% Rep. Smith [R-NE3]
#186 1.9% Rep. 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

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.