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2018 Report Cards
House Republicans / Writing Bipartisan Bills

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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 115th Congress which had a cosponsor from the other political party than the party the legislator caucused with.

House Republicans
most bills
#1 35 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#1 35 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#3 34 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#3 34 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#5 31 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#6 30 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#7 26 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#8 25 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#8 25 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#10 24 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#10 24 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#12 23 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#13 22 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#13 22 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#13 22 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#13 22 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#17 21 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#17 21 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#17 21 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#17 21 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#21 20 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#21 20 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#21 20 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#21 20 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#21 20 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#26 19 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#26 19 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#26 19 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#29 18 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#29 18 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#29 18 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#29 18 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#29 18 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#34 17 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#34 17 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#34 17 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#34 17 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#34 17 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#39 16 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#39 16 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#39 16 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#39 16 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#43 15 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#43 15 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#43 15 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#43 15 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#43 15 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#43 15 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#43 15 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#43 15 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#51 14 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#51 14 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#51 14 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#51 14 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#51 14 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#51 14 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#51 14 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#51 14 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#59 13 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#59 13 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#59 13 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#59 13 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#59 13 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#59 13 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#59 13 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#66 12 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#66 12 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#66 12 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#66 12 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#70 11 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#70 11 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#70 11 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#70 11 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#70 11 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#70 11 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#70 11 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#70 11 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#70 11 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#70 11 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#70 11 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#70 11 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#70 11 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#70 11 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#70 11 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#85 10 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#85 10 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#85 10 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#85 10 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#85 10 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#85 10 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#85 10 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#85 10 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#85 10 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#85 10 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#95 9 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#95 9 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#95 9 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#95 9 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#95 9 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#95 9 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#95 9 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#95 9 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#95 9 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#95 9 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#95 9 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#95 9 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#107 8 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#107 8 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#107 8 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27, 2013-2019]
#107 8 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#107 8 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#107 8 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#107 8 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#107 8 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#107 8 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#116 7 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#116 7 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#116 7 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#116 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#116 7 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#116 7 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#116 7 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#116 7 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#116 7 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#116 7 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#116 7 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#116 7 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#116 7 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#116 7 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#116 7 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#116 7 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#116 7 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#116 7 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#134 6 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#134 6 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#134 6 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#134 6 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#134 6 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#134 6 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#134 6 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#134 6 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#134 6 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#134 6 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#134 6 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#134 6 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#134 6 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#134 6 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#134 6 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#134 6 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#134 6 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#134 6 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#134 6 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#134 6 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#134 6 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#155 5 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#155 5 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#155 5 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#155 5 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#155 5 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#155 5 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#155 5 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#155 5 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#155 5 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#155 5 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#155 5 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#155 5 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#155 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#155 5 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#155 5 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#155 5 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#171 4 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#171 4 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#171 4 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#171 4 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#171 4 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#171 4 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#171 4 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#171 4 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#171 4 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#171 4 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#171 4 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#171 4 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#171 4 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#171 4 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#171 4 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#171 4 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#171 4 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#171 4 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#171 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#171 4 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#171 4 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#171 4 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#193 3 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#193 3 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#193 3 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#193 3 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#193 3 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#193 3 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#193 3 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#193 3 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#193 3 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#193 3 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#193 3 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#193 3 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#193 3 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#193 3 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#193 3 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#193 3 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#193 3 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#210 2 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#210 2 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#210 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#210 2 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#210 2 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#210 2 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#210 2 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#210 2 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#210 2 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#210 2 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#210 2 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#210 2 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#210 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#210 2 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#224 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#224 1 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#224 1 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#224 1 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#224 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#224 1 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#224 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#224 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#224 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#224 1 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#234 0 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#234 0 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#234 0 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#234 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#234 0 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
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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.