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2019 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2019.

House Freshmen
most cosponsors
#1 599 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#2 410 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#3 388 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#4 376 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#5 333 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#6 332 Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#7 300 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#8 294 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#9 286 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#10 282 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#11 268 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#12 253 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#13 210 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#14 204 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#15 187 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#16 175 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#17 173 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#18 172 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#19 171 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#20 168 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#21 160 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#22 152 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#23 149 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#24 143 Rep. Mark Green [R-TN7]
#25 136 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#26 132 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#27 127 Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#28 124 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#29 121 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#30 118 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#31 117 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#32 114 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#32 114 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#32 114 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#35 113 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#36 111 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#37 110 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#38 109 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#39 106 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#40 105 Rep. Greg Pence [R-IN6]
#41 104 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#42 99 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#43 92 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#44 88 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#45 86 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#46 85 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#47 78 Rep. Gregory Steube [R-FL17]
#48 76 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#49 75 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#49 75 Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA5]
#51 72 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#52 69 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#52 69 Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6]
#54 68 Rep. Bryan Steil [R-WI1]
#54 68 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#56 65 Rep. James Baird [R-IN4]
#57 64 Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD0]
#58 60 Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#59 59 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#60 56 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#61 55 Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN2]
#61 55 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#63 54 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#63 54 Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]
#65 53 Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3]
#66 52 Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV3]
#67 50 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#68 49 Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]
#69 46 Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]
#69 46 Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15]
#71 41 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#72 37 Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#73 36 Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX5]
#74 32 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#75 31 Rep. Michael Guest [R-MS3]
#76 28 Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6]
#77 27 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#78 26 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#79 25 Rep. Steven Watkins [R-KS2]
#80 24 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#80 24 Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#82 23 Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12]
#83 20 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#84 17 Rep. Daniel Meuser [R-PA9]
#85 13 Rep. Gregory Murphy [R-NC3]
#86 12 Rep. John Rose [R-TN6]
#87 8 Rep. Dan Bishop [R-NC9]
#87 8 Rep. Russ Fulcher [R-ID1]
#87 8 Rep. John Joyce [R-PA13]
#90 6 Rep. Jim Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#91 3 Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R-ND0]
#92 1 Rep. William Timmons [R-SC4]
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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.