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2018 Report Cards
House Republicans / Ideology Score

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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

House Republicans
most conservative
#1 1.00 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#2 0.99 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#3 0.97 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#4 0.97 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#5 0.96 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#6 0.96 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#7 0.95 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#8 0.95 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#9 0.94 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#10 0.94 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#11 0.94 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#12 0.93 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#13 0.93 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#14 0.93 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#15 0.92 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#16 0.92 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#17 0.92 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#18 0.91 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#19 0.90 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#20 0.90 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#21 0.90 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#22 0.90 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#23 0.89 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#24 0.89 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#25 0.88 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#26 0.88 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#27 0.88 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#28 0.88 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#29 0.88 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#30 0.87 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#31 0.87 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#32 0.87 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#33 0.87 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#34 0.87 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#35 0.87 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#36 0.87 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#37 0.86 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#38 0.86 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#39 0.86 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#40 0.86 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#41 0.86 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#42 0.85 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#43 0.85 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#44 0.85 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#45 0.85 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#46 0.85 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#47 0.85 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#48 0.85 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#49 0.85 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#50 0.84 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#51 0.84 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#52 0.84 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#53 0.84 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#54 0.84 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#55 0.84 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#56 0.83 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#57 0.83 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#58 0.83 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#59 0.83 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#60 0.83 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#61 0.83 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#62 0.83 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#63 0.83 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#64 0.82 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#65 0.82 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#66 0.82 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#67 0.82 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#68 0.82 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#69 0.82 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#70 0.82 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#71 0.82 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#72 0.82 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#73 0.81 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#74 0.81 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#75 0.81 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#76 0.81 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#77 0.81 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#78 0.80 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#79 0.80 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#80 0.80 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#81 0.80 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#82 0.80 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#83 0.80 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#84 0.80 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#85 0.80 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#86 0.80 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#87 0.80 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#88 0.80 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#89 0.80 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#90 0.79 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#91 0.79 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#92 0.79 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#93 0.79 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#94 0.79 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#95 0.79 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#96 0.79 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#97 0.79 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#98 0.79 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#99 0.79 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#100 0.79 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#101 0.78 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#102 0.78 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#103 0.78 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#104 0.78 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#105 0.78 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#106 0.78 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#107 0.78 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#108 0.78 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#109 0.78 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#110 0.78 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#111 0.78 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#112 0.77 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#113 0.77 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#114 0.77 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#115 0.77 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#116 0.77 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#117 0.77 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#118 0.77 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#119 0.77 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#120 0.77 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#121 0.77 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#122 0.77 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#123 0.77 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#124 0.76 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#125 0.76 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#126 0.76 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#127 0.76 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#128 0.76 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#129 0.75 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#130 0.75 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#131 0.75 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#132 0.75 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#133 0.75 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#134 0.74 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#135 0.74 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#136 0.74 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#137 0.74 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#138 0.74 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#139 0.74 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#140 0.74 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#141 0.74 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#142 0.74 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#143 0.74 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#144 0.74 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#145 0.74 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#146 0.73 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#147 0.73 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#148 0.73 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#149 0.73 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#150 0.73 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#151 0.73 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#152 0.73 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#153 0.72 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#154 0.72 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#155 0.72 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#156 0.72 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#157 0.72 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#158 0.72 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#159 0.72 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#160 0.72 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#161 0.71 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#162 0.71 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#163 0.71 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#164 0.71 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#165 0.71 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#166 0.71 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#167 0.71 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#168 0.70 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#169 0.70 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#170 0.70 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#171 0.70 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#172 0.70 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#173 0.70 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#174 0.70 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#175 0.70 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#176 0.70 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#177 0.70 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#178 0.70 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#179 0.70 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#180 0.69 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#181 0.68 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#182 0.68 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#183 0.68 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#184 0.68 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#185 0.68 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#186 0.68 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#187 0.68 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#188 0.68 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#189 0.68 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#190 0.67 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#191 0.67 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#192 0.67 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#193 0.67 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#194 0.67 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#195 0.66 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#196 0.66 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#197 0.66 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#198 0.66 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#199 0.66 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#200 0.66 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#201 0.66 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#202 0.66 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#203 0.66 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#204 0.65 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#205 0.65 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#206 0.65 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#207 0.65 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#208 0.65 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#209 0.65 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#210 0.65 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#211 0.65 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#212 0.64 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#213 0.64 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#214 0.64 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#215 0.64 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#216 0.63 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#217 0.63 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#218 0.63 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#219 0.62 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#220 0.62 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#221 0.62 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#222 0.61 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#223 0.61 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#224 0.61 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#225 0.60 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#226 0.60 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#227 0.60 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#228 0.59 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#229 0.59 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#230 0.59 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#231 0.59 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#232 0.57 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#233 0.55 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#234 0.53 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#235 0.50 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#236 0.47 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#237 0.46 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#238 0.46 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.