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2018 Report Cards
House Republicans / Powerful 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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Republicans
most often
#1 20 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#2 17 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#3 15 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#3 15 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#3 15 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#6 14 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#7 13 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#8 12 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#8 12 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#8 12 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#8 12 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#12 11 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#12 11 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#14 10 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#14 10 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#16 9 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#16 9 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#16 9 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#16 9 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#16 9 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#21 8 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#21 8 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#21 8 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#24 7 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#24 7 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#24 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#24 7 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#24 7 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#24 7 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#24 7 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#24 7 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#24 7 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#24 7 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#24 7 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#24 7 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#36 6 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#36 6 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#36 6 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#36 6 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#36 6 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#36 6 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#36 6 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#36 6 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#36 6 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#36 6 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#36 6 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#36 6 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#48 5 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#48 5 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#48 5 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#48 5 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#48 5 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#48 5 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#48 5 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#48 5 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#48 5 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#48 5 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#48 5 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#48 5 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#60 4 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#60 4 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#60 4 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#60 4 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#60 4 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#60 4 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#60 4 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#60 4 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#60 4 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#60 4 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#60 4 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#60 4 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#60 4 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#60 4 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#60 4 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#60 4 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#60 4 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#60 4 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#60 4 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#60 4 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#60 4 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#60 4 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#60 4 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#91 3 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#91 3 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#91 3 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#91 3 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#91 3 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#91 3 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#91 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#91 3 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#91 3 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#91 3 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#91 3 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#91 3 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#91 3 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#91 3 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#91 3 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#91 3 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#91 3 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#91 3 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#91 3 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#91 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#91 3 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#91 3 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#91 3 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#91 3 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#91 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#91 3 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#91 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#91 3 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#91 3 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#91 3 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#130 2 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#130 2 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#130 2 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#130 2 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#130 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#130 2 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#130 2 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#130 2 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#130 2 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#130 2 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#130 2 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#130 2 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#130 2 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#130 2 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#130 2 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#130 2 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#130 2 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#130 2 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#130 2 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#130 2 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#130 2 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#130 2 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#130 2 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#130 2 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#130 2 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#130 2 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#130 2 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#130 2 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#130 2 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#130 2 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#171 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#171 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#171 1 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#171 1 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#171 1 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#171 1 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27, 2013-2019]
#171 1 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#171 1 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#171 1 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#171 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#171 1 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#171 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#171 1 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#171 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#171 1 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#171 1 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#171 1 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#171 1 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#171 1 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#171 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#171 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#171 1 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#171 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#171 1 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#171 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#171 1 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#171 1 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#171 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#171 1 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#171 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#171 1 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#171 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#171 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#171 1 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#171 1 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#171 1 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#171 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#171 1 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#209 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#209 0 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#209 0 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#209 0 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#209 0 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#209 0 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#209 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#209 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#209 0 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#209 0 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#209 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#209 0 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#209 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#209 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#209 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#209 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#209 0 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#209 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#209 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#209 0 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#209 0 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#209 0 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#209 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#209 0 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#209 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#209 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#209 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#209 0 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#209 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#209 0 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
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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.