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2018 Report Cards
House Republicans / Leadership 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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

House Republicans
top leader
#1 1.00 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#2 0.95 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#3 0.95 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#4 0.91 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#5 0.90 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#6 0.89 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#7 0.88 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#8 0.88 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#9 0.87 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#10 0.86 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#11 0.85 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#12 0.85 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#13 0.85 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#14 0.85 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#15 0.83 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#16 0.82 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#17 0.82 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#18 0.82 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#19 0.82 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#20 0.81 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#21 0.81 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#22 0.81 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#23 0.80 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#24 0.80 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#25 0.80 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#26 0.79 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#27 0.79 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#28 0.79 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#29 0.79 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#30 0.78 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#31 0.77 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#32 0.77 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#33 0.76 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#34 0.75 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#35 0.75 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#36 0.74 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#37 0.74 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#38 0.74 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#39 0.73 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#40 0.73 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#41 0.73 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#42 0.73 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#43 0.73 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#44 0.72 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#45 0.72 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#46 0.71 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#47 0.71 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#48 0.71 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#49 0.71 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#50 0.71 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#51 0.71 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#52 0.71 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27, 2013-2019]
#53 0.70 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#54 0.70 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#55 0.70 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#56 0.69 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#57 0.68 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#58 0.68 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#59 0.68 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#60 0.68 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#61 0.67 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#62 0.67 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#63 0.67 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#64 0.67 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#65 0.67 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#66 0.65 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#67 0.65 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#68 0.65 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#69 0.65 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#70 0.65 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#71 0.65 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#72 0.64 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#73 0.64 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#74 0.64 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#75 0.63 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#76 0.63 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#77 0.63 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#78 0.63 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#79 0.63 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#80 0.62 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#81 0.62 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#82 0.61 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#83 0.61 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#84 0.61 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#85 0.61 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#86 0.61 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#87 0.60 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#88 0.60 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#89 0.60 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#90 0.60 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#91 0.60 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#92 0.60 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#93 0.59 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#94 0.59 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#95 0.59 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#96 0.59 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#97 0.59 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#98 0.59 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#99 0.58 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#100 0.58 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#101 0.58 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#102 0.58 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#103 0.58 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#104 0.58 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#105 0.57 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#106 0.57 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#107 0.57 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#108 0.57 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#109 0.57 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#110 0.56 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#111 0.56 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#112 0.56 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#113 0.56 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#114 0.56 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#115 0.55 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#116 0.55 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#117 0.55 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#118 0.54 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#119 0.54 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#120 0.54 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#121 0.53 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#122 0.53 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#123 0.53 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#124 0.52 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#125 0.52 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#126 0.52 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#127 0.52 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#128 0.51 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#129 0.51 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#130 0.50 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#131 0.50 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#132 0.50 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#133 0.49 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#134 0.49 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#135 0.49 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#136 0.49 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#137 0.49 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#138 0.49 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#139 0.49 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#140 0.48 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#141 0.48 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#142 0.47 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#143 0.47 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#144 0.47 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#145 0.47 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#146 0.47 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#147 0.46 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#148 0.46 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#149 0.46 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#150 0.45 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#151 0.45 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#152 0.45 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#153 0.45 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#154 0.45 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#155 0.45 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#156 0.45 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#157 0.44 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#158 0.44 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#159 0.44 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#160 0.44 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#161 0.44 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#162 0.44 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#163 0.43 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#164 0.43 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#165 0.43 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#166 0.43 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#167 0.43 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#168 0.42 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#169 0.42 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#170 0.42 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#171 0.41 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#172 0.41 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#173 0.39 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#174 0.39 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#175 0.39 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#176 0.39 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#177 0.39 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#178 0.39 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#179 0.38 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#180 0.38 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#181 0.38 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#182 0.38 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#183 0.37 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#184 0.35 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#185 0.35 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#186 0.34 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#187 0.33 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#188 0.33 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#189 0.32 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#190 0.32 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#191 0.32 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#192 0.32 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#193 0.32 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#194 0.32 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#195 0.31 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#196 0.31 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#197 0.31 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#198 0.30 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#199 0.30 Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#200 0.30 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#201 0.29 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#202 0.29 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#203 0.29 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#204 0.29 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#205 0.29 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#206 0.28 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#207 0.27 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#208 0.27 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#209 0.26 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#210 0.25 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#211 0.24 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#212 0.24 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#213 0.23 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#214 0.23 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#215 0.23 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#216 0.23 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#217 0.22 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#218 0.21 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#219 0.21 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#220 0.21 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#221 0.21 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#222 0.20 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#223 0.19 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#224 0.18 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#225 0.18 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#226 0.14 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#227 0.11 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#228 0.11 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#229 0.11 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#230 0.10 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#231 0.09 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#232 0.09 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#233 0.08 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#234 0.05 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#235 0.04 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#236 0.02 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#236 0.02 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#238 0.00 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, 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 leadership scores 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.