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2019 Report Cards
House Sophomores / 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 Sophomores
most bills
#1 867 Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#2 781 Rep. Raskin [D-MD8]
#3 700 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#4 644 Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#5 559 Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#6 510 Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#7 443 Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#8 441 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#9 409 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#10 352 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#11 349 Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE]
#12 346 Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#13 335 Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#14 330 Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#15 316 Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#15 316 Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#17 287 Rep. Gaetz [R-FL1]
#18 283 Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#19 282 Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#20 275 Rep. Bacon [R-NE2]
#20 275 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#22 264 Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#23 258 Rep. Norman [R-SC5]
#24 252 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#25 240 Rep. Rutherford [R-FL4]
#26 232 Rep. Budd [R-NC13]
#27 229 Commish. González-Colón [R-PR]
#28 227 Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#28 227 Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#30 217 Rep. Mast [R-FL18]
#31 216 Rep. Marshall [R-KS1]
#32 215 Rep. Lesko [R-AZ8]
#33 212 Rep. Lamb [D-PA17]
#33 212 Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#35 183 Rep. Banks [R-IN3]
#36 182 Rep. Balderson [R-OH12]
#37 175 Rep. Gallagher [R-WI8]
#38 173 Rep. Biggs [R-AZ5]
#39 170 Rep. Mitchell [I-MI10]
#40 158 Rep. Gianforte [R-MT]
#41 142 Rep. Rooney [R-FL19]
#42 137 Rep. Curtis [R-UT3]
#43 122 Rep. Smucker [R-PA11]
#44 120 Rep. Dunn [R-FL2]
#45 118 Rep. Bergman [R-MI1]
#45 118 Rep. Comer [R-KY1]
#47 112 Rep. Johnson [R-LA4]
#48 107 Rep. Estes [R-KS4]
#48 107 Rep. Ferguson [R-GA3]
#50 101 Rep. Kustoff [R-TN8]
#51 99 Rep. Cloud [R-TX27]
#52 91 Rep. Arrington [R-TX19]
#52 91 Rep. Higgins [R-LA3]
#54 80 Rep. Cheney [R-WY]
#55 72 Rep. Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
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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.