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2018 Report Cards
House Republicans / Government Transparency

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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in the 115th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Republicans
most often
#1 9 Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#2 8 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#2 8 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#2 8 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#2 8 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#2 8 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#2 8 Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#2 8 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#9 7 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#9 7 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#11 6 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#11 6 Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#11 6 Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#11 6 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#11 6 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#11 6 Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#17 5 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#17 5 Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#17 5 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#17 5 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#17 5 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#17 5 Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#17 5 Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#17 5 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#17 5 Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
#26 4 Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI3]
#26 4 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#26 4 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#26 4 Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#26 4 Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#26 4 Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#26 4 Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#26 4 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#26 4 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#26 4 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#26 4 Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#26 4 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#26 4 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#26 4 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#26 4 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#26 4 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#26 4 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#43 3 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#43 3 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#43 3 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#43 3 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#43 3 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#43 3 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#43 3 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#43 3 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#43 3 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#43 3 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#43 3 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#43 3 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#43 3 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#43 3 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#43 3 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#43 3 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#43 3 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#43 3 Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#43 3 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#43 3 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#43 3 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#43 3 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#43 3 Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#43 3 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#43 3 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#43 3 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#43 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 2015-2018]
#43 3 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#43 3 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#43 3 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#73 2 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#73 2 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#73 2 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#73 2 Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#73 2 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#73 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#73 2 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#73 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#73 2 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#73 2 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#73 2 Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#73 2 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#73 2 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#73 2 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#73 2 Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#73 2 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#73 2 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#73 2 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#73 2 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#73 2 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#73 2 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#73 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#73 2 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#73 2 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#73 2 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#73 2 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#73 2 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#73 2 Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#73 2 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#73 2 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#73 2 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#73 2 Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#73 2 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#73 2 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#73 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#73 2 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#73 2 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#73 2 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#73 2 Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#73 2 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#73 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#73 2 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#73 2 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#126 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#126 1 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#126 1 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#126 1 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#126 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#126 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#126 1 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#126 1 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#126 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#126 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#126 1 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#126 1 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#126 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#126 1 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#126 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#126 1 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#126 1 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#126 1 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#126 1 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#126 1 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#126 1 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#126 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#126 1 Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#126 1 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#126 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#126 1 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#126 1 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#126 1 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#126 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#126 1 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#126 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#126 1 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#126 1 Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#126 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#126 1 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#126 1 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#126 1 Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#126 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#126 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#126 1 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#126 1 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#126 1 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#126 1 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#126 1 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#126 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#126 1 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#126 1 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#126 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#126 1 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#126 1 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#126 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#126 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#126 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#126 1 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#188 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#188 0 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#188 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#188 0 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#188 0 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#188 0 Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#188 0 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#188 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#188 0 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#188 0 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#188 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#188 0 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#188 0 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#188 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#188 0 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#188 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#188 0 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#188 0 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#188 0 Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#188 0 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#188 0 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#188 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#188 0 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#188 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#188 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#188 0 Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#188 0 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#188 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#188 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#188 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#188 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#188 0 Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#188 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#188 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#188 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#188 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#188 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#188 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#188 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#188 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#188 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#188 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#188 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
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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.