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2019 Report Cards
California Delegation / 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.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 700 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#2 678 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#3 585 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#4 567 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#5 564 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#6 521 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#7 514 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#8 490 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#9 487 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#10 468 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#11 459 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#12 458 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#13 441 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#14 437 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#15 432 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#16 431 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#17 428 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#18 409 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#19 396 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#20 388 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#21 383 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#22 382 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#23 373 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#24 368 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#25 367 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#26 365 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#27 352 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#28 346 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#29 344 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#30 310 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#31 307 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#32 303 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#33 290 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#34 289 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#35 275 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#36 273 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#37 272 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#38 267 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#39 252 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#40 250 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#41 241 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#42 238 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#43 215 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#44 207 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#45 203 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#46 189 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#47 156 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#48 110 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#49 104 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#50 44 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#51 18 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#51 18 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.