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2018 Report Cards
House Republicans / Bills Introduced

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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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress.

House Republicans
most bills
#1 71 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 51 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#3 50 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#3 50 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#5 48 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#6 47 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#7 46 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#8 43 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#9 42 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#10 41 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#11 40 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#12 39 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#13 38 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#13 38 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#15 37 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#16 36 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#16 36 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#18 34 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#18 34 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#18 34 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#18 34 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#22 33 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#22 33 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#22 33 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#25 32 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#25 32 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#25 32 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#25 32 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#29 31 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#29 31 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#29 31 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#29 31 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#29 31 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#29 31 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#35 30 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#35 30 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#35 30 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#38 29 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#38 29 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#40 28 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#40 28 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#40 28 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#40 28 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#40 28 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#40 28 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#40 28 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#40 28 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#48 27 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#49 26 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#49 26 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#49 26 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#49 26 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#49 26 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#49 26 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#55 25 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#55 25 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#55 25 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#55 25 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#55 25 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#55 25 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#55 25 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#55 25 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#55 25 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#55 25 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#65 24 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#65 24 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#65 24 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#65 24 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#65 24 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#65 24 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#71 23 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#71 23 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#71 23 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#71 23 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#71 23 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#71 23 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#71 23 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#71 23 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#71 23 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#71 23 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#81 22 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#81 22 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#81 22 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#81 22 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#85 21 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#85 21 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#85 21 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#85 21 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#85 21 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#85 21 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#85 21 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#85 21 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#93 20 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#93 20 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#93 20 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#93 20 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#93 20 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27, 2013-2019]
#93 20 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#93 20 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#93 20 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#93 20 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#93 20 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#93 20 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#93 20 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#93 20 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#106 19 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#106 19 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#106 19 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#106 19 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#106 19 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#106 19 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#106 19 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#106 19 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#114 18 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#114 18 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#114 18 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#114 18 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#114 18 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#114 18 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#114 18 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#114 18 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#114 18 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#123 17 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#123 17 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#123 17 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#126 16 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#126 16 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#126 16 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#126 16 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#126 16 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#126 16 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#126 16 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#126 16 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#126 16 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#135 15 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#135 15 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#135 15 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#135 15 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#139 14 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#139 14 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#139 14 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#139 14 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#139 14 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#139 14 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#139 14 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#139 14 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#139 14 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#139 14 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#139 14 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#150 13 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#150 13 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#150 13 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#150 13 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#150 13 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#150 13 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#150 13 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#150 13 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#150 13 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#150 13 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#150 13 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#150 13 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#150 13 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#163 12 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#163 12 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#163 12 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#163 12 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#163 12 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#163 12 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#163 12 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#163 12 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#163 12 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#172 11 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#172 11 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#172 11 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#172 11 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#172 11 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#172 11 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#172 11 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#172 11 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#172 11 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#172 11 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#172 11 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#172 11 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#172 11 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#185 10 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#185 10 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#185 10 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#185 10 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#185 10 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#185 10 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#185 10 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#185 10 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#185 10 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#185 10 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#195 9 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#195 9 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#195 9 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#195 9 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#195 9 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#195 9 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#195 9 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#195 9 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#195 9 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#195 9 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#205 8 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#205 8 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#205 8 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#205 8 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#205 8 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#205 8 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#205 8 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#212 7 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#212 7 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#212 7 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#212 7 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#212 7 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#217 6 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#217 6 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#217 6 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#217 6 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#221 5 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#221 5 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#221 5 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#221 5 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#221 5 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#221 5 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#221 5 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#221 5 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#229 4 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#229 4 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#231 3 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#231 3 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#233 2 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#233 2 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#233 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#236 0 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#236 0 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#236 0 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
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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.