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2019 Report Cards
House Sophomores / 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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The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2019.

House Sophomores
most cosponsors
#1 732 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#2 657 Rep. Biggs [R-AZ5]
#3 588 Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#4 545 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#5 500 Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#6 451 Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#7 417 Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#8 401 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#9 365 Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#10 357 Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#11 341 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#12 315 Rep. Bergman [R-MI1]
#13 251 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#14 243 Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#15 241 Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#16 213 Rep. Gallagher [R-WI8]
#17 204 Rep. Banks [R-IN3]
#18 201 Rep. Johnson [R-LA4]
#19 199 Rep. Marshall [R-KS1]
#20 194 Rep. Mitchell [I-MI10]
#21 193 Rep. Rooney [R-FL19]
#22 188 Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#23 186 Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#24 172 Rep. Estes [R-KS4]
#25 170 Rep. Raskin [D-MD8]
#26 167 Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#27 161 Rep. Cheney [R-WY]
#28 157 Rep. Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#29 147 Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#30 145 Rep. Lamb [D-PA17]
#31 143 Commish. González-Colón [R-PR]
#32 140 Rep. Mast [R-FL18]
#33 136 Rep. Curtis [R-UT3]
#34 134 Rep. Lesko [R-AZ8]
#35 119 Rep. Norman [R-SC5]
#36 113 Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#37 100 Rep. Kustoff [R-TN8]
#38 99 Rep. Bacon [R-NE2]
#39 93 Rep. Rutherford [R-FL4]
#40 92 Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#41 83 Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#42 82 Rep. Smucker [R-PA11]
#43 78 Rep. Budd [R-NC13]
#44 55 Rep. Arrington [R-TX19]
#45 48 Rep. Cloud [R-TX27]
#46 44 Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE]
#47 42 Rep. Higgins [R-LA3]
#48 41 Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#49 34 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#50 30 Rep. Balderson [R-OH12]
#51 14 Rep. Gaetz [R-FL1]
#52 9 Rep. Dunn [R-FL2]
#52 9 Rep. Gianforte [R-MT]
#54 5 Rep. Ferguson [R-GA3]
#55 4 Rep. Comer [R-KY1]
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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.