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2018 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Government Transparency

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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in the 115th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 13 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#2 9 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#3 8 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#3 8 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#3 8 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#3 8 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#7 7 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#7 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#9 6 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#9 6 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#11 5 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#11 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#11 5 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#11 5 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#11 5 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#11 5 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#11 5 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#18 4 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#18 4 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#18 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#18 4 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#18 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#18 4 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#18 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#18 4 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#18 4 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#18 4 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#28 3 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#28 3 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#28 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#28 3 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#28 3 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#28 3 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#28 3 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#28 3 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#28 3 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#28 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#28 3 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#28 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#28 3 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#28 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#28 3 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#28 3 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#28 3 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#28 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#28 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#28 3 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#28 3 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#28 3 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#60 2 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#60 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#60 2 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#60 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#60 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#60 2 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#60 2 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#60 2 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#60 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#60 2 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#60 2 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#60 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#60 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#60 2 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#60 2 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#60 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#60 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#60 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#60 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#60 2 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#60 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#60 2 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#60 2 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#60 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#60 2 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#60 2 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#60 2 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#60 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#60 2 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#60 2 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#60 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#60 2 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#60 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#60 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#60 2 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#60 2 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#60 2 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#60 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#60 2 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#60 2 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#60 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#60 2 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#60 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#103 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#103 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#103 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#103 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#103 1 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#103 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#103 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#103 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#103 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#103 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#103 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#103 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#103 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#103 1 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#103 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#103 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#103 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#103 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#103 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#103 1 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#103 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#103 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#103 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#103 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#103 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#103 1 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#103 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#103 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#103 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#103 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#103 1 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#103 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#103 1 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#103 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#103 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#103 1 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#103 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#103 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#103 1 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#103 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#103 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#103 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#103 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#103 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#103 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#103 1 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#103 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#103 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#103 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#152 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#152 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#152 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#152 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#152 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#152 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#152 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#152 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#152 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#152 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#152 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#152 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#152 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#152 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#152 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#152 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#152 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#152 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#152 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#152 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#152 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#152 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#152 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#152 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#152 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#152 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#152 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#152 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#152 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#152 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#152 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#152 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#152 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#152 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#152 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#152 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
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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.