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2018 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 115th Congress.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most cosponsors
#1 1686 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#2 1338 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#3 1331 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 1328 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#5 1289 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#6 1217 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#7 1163 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#8 1147 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#9 1135 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#10 1069 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#11 1023 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#12 1006 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#13 994 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#14 944 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#15 907 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#16 905 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#17 896 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#18 845 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#19 826 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#20 818 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#21 814 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#22 785 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#23 772 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#24 767 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#25 765 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#26 760 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#27 745 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#28 722 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#29 712 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#30 688 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#31 685 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#31 685 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#33 660 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#34 653 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#35 650 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#36 644 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#37 643 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#38 633 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#39 593 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#40 561 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#41 554 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#42 545 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#43 544 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#44 530 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#45 528 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#46 519 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#47 517 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#48 515 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#49 504 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#50 493 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#51 490 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#52 488 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#53 476 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#53 476 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#55 469 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#56 467 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#57 465 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#58 446 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#59 433 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#60 427 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#61 420 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#62 413 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#63 408 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#64 403 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#65 401 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#66 387 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#67 378 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#68 371 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#68 371 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#70 363 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#71 360 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#71 360 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#73 359 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#74 346 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#75 343 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#76 342 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#77 339 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#78 330 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#79 327 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#80 325 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#81 316 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#82 312 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#83 307 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#84 303 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#84 303 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#86 297 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#87 294 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#88 290 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#89 287 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#90 283 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#90 283 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#92 282 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#93 281 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#94 278 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#95 267 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#96 265 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#97 249 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#98 239 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#99 237 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#100 236 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#101 232 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#102 230 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#102 230 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#104 225 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#105 222 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#106 219 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#107 216 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#108 214 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#109 212 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#110 203 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#111 201 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#112 199 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#113 193 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#114 192 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#115 189 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#116 188 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#117 187 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#118 183 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#118 183 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#120 179 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#121 178 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#122 177 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#123 175 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#124 174 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#125 173 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#126 166 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#127 165 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#128 164 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#129 161 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#130 160 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#131 153 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#132 152 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#133 140 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#134 139 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#135 137 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#136 136 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#137 134 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#138 131 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#139 130 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#140 125 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#141 123 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#142 121 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#143 117 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#143 117 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#145 116 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#146 115 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#147 110 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#147 110 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#149 109 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#150 108 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#150 108 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#152 106 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#152 106 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#154 102 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#155 101 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#156 99 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#156 99 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#158 97 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#159 96 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#160 95 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#161 93 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#162 91 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#163 87 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#164 86 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#165 84 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#166 78 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#166 78 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#168 77 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#169 57 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#170 52 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#171 51 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#172 46 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#173 41 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#173 41 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#175 39 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#175 39 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#177 33 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#178 28 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#179 27 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#180 26 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#181 17 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#181 17 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#183 16 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#184 10 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#185 9 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#186 7 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#187 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.