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2018 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Leadership Score

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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
top leader
#1 1.00 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#2 0.95 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#3 0.95 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#4 0.90 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#5 0.89 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#6 0.88 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#7 0.88 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#8 0.86 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#9 0.86 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#10 0.85 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#11 0.85 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#12 0.85 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#13 0.84 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#14 0.82 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#15 0.82 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#16 0.82 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#17 0.82 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#18 0.81 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#19 0.80 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#20 0.79 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#21 0.79 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#22 0.78 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#23 0.78 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#24 0.77 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#25 0.76 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#26 0.74 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#27 0.73 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#28 0.73 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#29 0.73 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#30 0.73 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#31 0.73 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#32 0.73 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#33 0.72 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#34 0.72 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#35 0.71 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#36 0.71 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#37 0.71 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#38 0.71 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#39 0.71 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#40 0.70 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#41 0.68 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#42 0.68 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#43 0.68 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#44 0.67 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#45 0.67 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#46 0.67 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#47 0.67 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#48 0.67 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 0.65 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#50 0.65 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#51 0.65 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#52 0.65 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#53 0.65 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#54 0.64 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#55 0.64 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#56 0.64 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#57 0.63 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#58 0.63 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#59 0.63 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#60 0.63 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#61 0.62 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#62 0.62 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#63 0.62 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#64 0.61 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#65 0.60 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#66 0.60 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#67 0.60 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#68 0.60 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#69 0.59 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#70 0.59 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#71 0.59 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#72 0.58 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#73 0.58 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#74 0.58 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#75 0.58 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#76 0.58 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#77 0.57 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#78 0.57 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#79 0.57 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#80 0.57 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#81 0.57 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#82 0.56 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#83 0.56 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#84 0.54 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#85 0.54 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#86 0.54 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#87 0.54 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#88 0.54 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#89 0.53 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#90 0.53 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#91 0.53 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#92 0.53 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#93 0.53 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#94 0.53 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#95 0.53 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#96 0.52 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#97 0.52 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#98 0.51 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#99 0.51 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#100 0.51 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#101 0.51 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#102 0.51 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#103 0.50 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#104 0.50 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#105 0.50 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#106 0.49 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#107 0.49 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#108 0.49 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#109 0.49 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#110 0.48 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#111 0.47 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#112 0.47 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#113 0.46 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#114 0.46 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#115 0.46 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#116 0.46 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#117 0.46 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#118 0.46 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#119 0.45 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#120 0.45 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#121 0.45 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#122 0.44 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#123 0.44 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#124 0.44 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#125 0.44 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#126 0.43 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#127 0.42 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#128 0.42 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#129 0.42 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#130 0.42 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#131 0.42 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#132 0.41 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#133 0.41 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#134 0.41 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#135 0.40 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#136 0.40 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#137 0.40 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#138 0.39 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#139 0.39 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#140 0.39 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#141 0.39 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#142 0.39 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#143 0.39 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#144 0.38 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#145 0.38 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#146 0.38 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#147 0.38 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#148 0.38 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#149 0.38 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#150 0.37 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#151 0.35 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#152 0.35 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#153 0.34 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#154 0.34 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#155 0.33 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#156 0.33 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#157 0.32 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#158 0.32 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#159 0.32 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#160 0.32 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#161 0.30 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#162 0.29 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#163 0.29 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#164 0.29 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#165 0.28 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#166 0.27 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#167 0.25 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#168 0.24 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#169 0.24 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#170 0.24 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#171 0.23 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#172 0.23 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#173 0.22 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#174 0.21 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#175 0.21 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#176 0.20 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#177 0.18 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#178 0.18 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#179 0.17 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#180 0.14 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#181 0.13 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#182 0.12 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#183 0.10 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#184 0.09 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#185 0.06 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#186 0.05 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#187 0.00 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership scores here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.