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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. Khanna [D-CA17]
#2 678 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#3 585 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#4 567 Rep. Cisneros [D-CA39]
#5 564 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#6 521 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#7 514 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#8 490 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#9 487 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#10 468 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#11 459 Rep. Rouda [D-CA48]
#12 458 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#13 441 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#14 437 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#15 432 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#16 431 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#17 428 Rep. Harder [D-CA10]
#18 409 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#19 396 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#20 388 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#21 383 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#22 382 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#23 373 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#24 368 Rep. Cox [D-CA21]
#25 367 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#26 365 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#27 352 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#28 346 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#29 344 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#30 310 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#31 307 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#32 303 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#33 290 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#34 289 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#35 275 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#36 273 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#37 272 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#38 267 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#39 252 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#40 250 Rep. Porter [D-CA45]
#41 241 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#42 238 Rep. Levin [D-CA49]
#43 215 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#44 207 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#45 203 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#46 189 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#47 156 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#48 110 Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#49 104 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#50 44 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#51 18 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#51 18 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.