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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. Haaland [D-NM1]
#2 410 Rep. Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#3 388 Rep. Delgado [D-NY19]
#4 376 Rep. Pressley [D-MA7]
#5 333 Rep. Shalala [D-FL27]
#6 332 Rep. Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#7 300 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#8 294 Rep. Cox [D-CA21]
#9 286 Rep. Pappas [D-NH1]
#10 282 Rep. Luria [D-VA2]
#11 268 Rep. Wild [D-PA7]
#12 253 Rep. Lee [D-NV3]
#13 210 Rep. Morelle [D-NY25]
#14 204 Rep. McBath [D-GA6]
#15 187 Rep. Rouda [D-CA48]
#16 175 Rep. Underwood [D-IL14]
#17 173 Rep. Allred [D-TX32]
#18 172 Rep. Hayes [D-CT5]
#19 171 Rep. Houlahan [D-PA6]
#20 168 Rep. Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#21 160 Rep. Neguse [D-CO2]
#22 152 Rep. Omar [D-MN5]
#23 149 Rep. Casten [D-IL6]
#24 143 Rep. Green [R-TN7]
#25 136 Rep. Rose [D-NY11]
#26 132 Rep. Trahan [D-MA3]
#27 127 Rep. García [D-IL4]
#28 124 Rep. Crow [D-CO6]
#29 121 Rep. Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#30 118 Rep. Craig [D-MN2]
#31 117 Rep. Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#32 114 Rep. Porter [D-CA45]
#32 114 Rep. Schrier [D-WA8]
#32 114 Rep. Trone [D-MD6]
#35 113 Rep. Fletcher [D-TX7]
#36 111 Rep. San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#37 110 Rep. Slotkin [D-MI8]
#38 109 Rep. Wexton [D-VA10]
#39 106 Rep. Cunningham [D-SC1]
#40 105 Rep. Pence [R-IN6]
#41 104 Rep. Levin [D-CA49]
#42 99 Rep. Harder [D-CA10]
#43 92 Rep. Spanberger [D-VA7]
#44 88 Rep. Garcia [D-TX29]
#45 86 Rep. Brindisi [D-NY22]
#46 85 Rep. Kim [D-NJ3]
#47 78 Rep. Steube [R-FL17]
#48 76 Rep. Escobar [D-TX16]
#49 75 Rep. Horn [D-OK5]
#49 75 Rep. Riggleman [R-VA5]
#51 72 Rep. Dean [D-PA4]
#52 69 Rep. Stevens [D-MI11]
#52 69 Rep. Wright [R-TX6]
#54 68 Rep. Steil [R-WI1]
#54 68 Rep. Tlaib [D-MI13]
#56 65 Rep. Baird [R-IN4]
#57 64 Rep. Johnson [R-SD0]
#58 60 Rep. Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#59 59 Rep. Golden [D-ME2]
#60 56 Rep. Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#61 55 Rep. Burchett [R-TN2]
#61 55 Rep. Scanlon [D-PA5]
#63 54 Rep. Stanton [D-AZ9]
#63 54 Rep. Waltz [R-FL6]
#65 53 Rep. Taylor [R-TX3]
#66 52 Rep. Miller [R-WV3]
#67 50 Rep. Torres Small [D-NM2]
#68 49 Rep. Stauber [R-MN8]
#69 46 Rep. Roy [R-TX21]
#69 46 Rep. Spano [R-FL15]
#71 41 Rep. McAdams [D-UT4]
#72 37 Rep. Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#73 36 Rep. Gooden [R-TX5]
#74 32 Rep. Hern [R-OK1]
#75 31 Rep. Guest [R-MS3]
#76 28 Rep. Cline [R-VA6]
#77 27 Rep. Cisneros [D-CA39]
#78 26 Rep. Davids [D-KS3]
#79 25 Rep. Watkins [R-KS2]
#80 24 Rep. Axne [D-IA3]
#80 24 Rep. Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#82 23 Rep. Keller [R-PA12]
#83 20 Rep. Phillips [D-MN3]
#84 17 Rep. Meuser [R-PA9]
#85 13 Rep. Murphy [R-NC3]
#86 12 Rep. Rose [R-TN6]
#87 8 Rep. Bishop [R-NC9]
#87 8 Rep. Fulcher [R-ID1]
#87 8 Rep. Joyce [R-PA13]
#90 6 Rep. Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#91 3 Rep. Armstrong [R-ND0]
#92 1 Rep. Timmons [R-SC4]
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Additional Notes

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.