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2018 Report Cards
House Republicans / Laws Enacted

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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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in the 115th Congress, including via incorporation into other bills. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Republicans
most laws
#1 12 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 8 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#3 7 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#3 7 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#3 7 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#3 7 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#7 6 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#7 6 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#7 6 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#10 5 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#10 5 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#10 5 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#10 5 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#10 5 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#10 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#10 5 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#10 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#10 5 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#10 5 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#20 4 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#20 4 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#20 4 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#20 4 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#20 4 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#20 4 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#20 4 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#20 4 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#32 3 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#32 3 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#32 3 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#32 3 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#32 3 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#32 3 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#32 3 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#32 3 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#32 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#32 3 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#32 3 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#32 3 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#32 3 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#32 3 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#32 3 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#32 3 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#32 3 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#32 3 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#32 3 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#32 3 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#32 3 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#32 3 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#32 3 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#68 2 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#68 2 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#68 2 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#68 2 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#68 2 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#68 2 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#68 2 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#68 2 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#68 2 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#68 2 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#68 2 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#68 2 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#68 2 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#68 2 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#68 2 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#68 2 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#68 2 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#68 2 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#68 2 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#68 2 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#68 2 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#68 2 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#68 2 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#68 2 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#68 2 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#68 2 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#68 2 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#68 2 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#68 2 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#68 2 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#68 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#68 2 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#68 2 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#68 2 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#68 2 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#112 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#112 1 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#112 1 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#112 1 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#112 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#112 1 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#112 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#112 1 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#112 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#112 1 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#112 1 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#112 1 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#112 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#112 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#112 1 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#112 1 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#112 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#112 1 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#112 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#112 1 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#112 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#112 1 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#112 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#112 1 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#112 1 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#112 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#112 1 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#112 1 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#112 1 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#112 1 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#112 1 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#112 1 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#112 1 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#112 1 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#112 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#112 1 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#112 1 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#112 1 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#112 1 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#112 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#112 1 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#112 1 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#112 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#112 1 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#112 1 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#112 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#112 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#112 1 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#112 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#112 1 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#112 1 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#112 1 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#112 1 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#112 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#112 1 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#112 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#112 1 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#112 1 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#112 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#112 1 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#112 1 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#187 0 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#187 0 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#187 0 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#187 0 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#187 0 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#187 0 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#187 0 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#187 0 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#187 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#187 0 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#187 0 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#187 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#187 0 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#187 0 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#187 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#187 0 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#187 0 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#187 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#187 0 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#187 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#187 0 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#187 0 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#187 0 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#187 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#187 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#187 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#187 0 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#187 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#187 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#187 0 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#187 0 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#187 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#187 0 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#187 0 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#187 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#187 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#187 0 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#187 0 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#187 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#187 0 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#187 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#187 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#187 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#187 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#187 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#187 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#187 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#187 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#187 0 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#187 0 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#187 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#187 0 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
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The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.

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.