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2019 Report Cards
California Delegation / 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.

California Delegation
most cosponsors
#1 1616 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#2 1322 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#3 1243 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#4 1120 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#5 1016 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#6 931 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#7 813 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#8 740 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#9 732 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#10 720 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#11 676 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#12 631 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#13 626 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#14 579 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#15 570 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#16 545 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#17 534 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#18 517 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#19 515 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#20 473 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 452 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#22 446 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#23 440 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#24 401 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#25 400 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#26 386 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#27 358 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#28 341 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#29 294 Rep. Cox [D-CA21]
#30 276 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#31 251 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#32 211 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#33 196 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#34 187 Rep. Rouda [D-CA48]
#35 183 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#36 142 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#37 114 Rep. Porter [D-CA45]
#38 104 Rep. Levin [D-CA49]
#39 101 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#40 99 Rep. Harder [D-CA10]
#41 97 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#42 62 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#43 61 Rep. Hunter [R-CA50]
#44 55 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#45 54 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#46 34 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#47 27 Rep. Cisneros [D-CA39]
#48 25 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#49 22 Rep. Cook [R-CA8]
#50 2 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#51 0 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#51 0 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.