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2018 Report Cards
All Senators / Bills Introduced

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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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress.

All Senators
most bills
#1 125 Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT, 1977-2018]
#2 97 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#3 92 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#3 92 Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#5 87 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#6 82 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#6 82 Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#8 80 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#9 79 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ]
#10 78 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#11 77 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#11 77 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#13 75 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#14 74 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL, 2001-2018]
#15 73 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#16 72 Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018]
#17 71 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#18 70 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#19 69 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#20 68 Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ, 2013-2018]
#21 67 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#22 66 Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#22 66 Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#22 66 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#25 62 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#26 61 Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#27 60 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#27 60 Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#29 59 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#30 58 Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#30 58 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#32 57 Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#33 55 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#34 54 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO, 2007-2018]
#34 54 Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#36 53 Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#37 52 Sen. Kamala Harris [D-CA]
#37 52 Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#37 52 Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#40 50 Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#40 50 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#42 49 Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#43 48 Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#43 48 Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#45 46 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#46 44 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND, 2013-2018]
#46 44 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#48 43 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#48 43 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#50 42 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#50 42 Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#52 41 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#52 41 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#54 40 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#55 38 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#56 37 Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#56 37 Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#56 37 Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#56 37 Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#60 35 Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#60 35 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN, 2013-2018]
#60 35 Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#60 35 Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#60 35 Sen. Timothy “Tim” Kaine [D-VA]
#65 34 Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#65 34 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#67 33 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#68 32 Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#69 31 Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#69 31 Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#69 31 Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#69 31 Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#69 31 Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#74 30 Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#74 30 Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#76 29 Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#77 28 Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#77 28 Sen. John Kennedy [R-LA]
#77 28 Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#80 27 Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#81 26 Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#81 26 Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#81 26 Sen. Tina Smith [D-MN]
#84 25 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#84 25 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#86 23 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#86 23 Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto [D-NV]
#86 23 Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#86 23 Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#90 21 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#91 20 Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018]
#92 19 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#93 18 Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#94 16 Sen. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan [D-NH]
#94 16 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#96 15 Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#97 11 Sen. Doug Jones [D-AL]
#98 10 Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#99 4 Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith [R-MS]
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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.