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2019 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Bills Cosponsored

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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 Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2019.

House Freshmen
most bills
#1 579 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#2 567 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39, 2019-2020]
#3 459 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48, 2019-2020]
#4 458 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#5 444 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#6 440 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#7 428 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#8 426 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#9 423 Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García [D-IL4]
#10 420 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#11 409 Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#12 397 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#13 396 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#14 370 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#15 368 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21, 2019-2020]
#16 361 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#17 358 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26, 2019-2020]
#18 350 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#19 346 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#20 340 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#21 339 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#22 338 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#23 331 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#24 330 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#25 325 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#26 323 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11, 2019-2020]
#27 307 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#28 302 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#29 301 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#29 301 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#31 298 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#32 294 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#33 282 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27, 2019-2020]
#34 279 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#35 265 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#36 258 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#36 258 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#38 255 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5, 2019-2020]
#39 250 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#40 243 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22, 2019-2020]
#41 240 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#42 238 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#42 238 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#42 238 Rep. Steven Watkins [R-KS2, 2019-2020]
#45 237 Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6]
#46 235 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1, 2019-2020]
#47 231 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#48 227 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#49 222 Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#50 221 Rep. Gregory Steube [R-FL17]
#51 215 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#52 213 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#53 207 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#54 205 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#55 202 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#56 200 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#57 199 Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA5, 2019-2020]
#58 195 Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#59 193 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2, 2019-2020]
#60 192 Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]
#61 191 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#62 185 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#63 180 Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3]
#64 165 Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#64 165 Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]
#66 163 Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15, 2019-2020]
#67 159 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#68 155 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#68 155 Rep. John Joyce [R-PA13]
#70 154 Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX5]
#71 145 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1, 2019-2020]
#72 135 Rep. Jim Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#73 122 Rep. James Baird [R-IN4]
#73 122 Rep. Mark Green [R-TN7]
#75 118 Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6]
#75 118 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4, 2019-2020]
#77 113 Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV3]
#78 110 Rep. Daniel Meuser [R-PA9]
#79 108 Rep. Michael Guest [R-MS3]
#80 106 Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R-ND0]
#80 106 Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN2]
#82 93 Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD0]
#83 87 Rep. Greg Pence [R-IN6]
#83 87 Rep. Bryan Steil [R-WI1]
#85 83 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#86 82 Rep. William Timmons [R-SC4]
#87 68 Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]
#88 67 Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12]
#88 67 Rep. John Rose [R-TN6]
#90 66 Rep. Russ Fulcher [R-ID1]
#91 55 Rep. Gregory Murphy [R-NC3]
#92 31 Rep. Dan Bishop [R-NC9]
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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 2019) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.