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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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The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2019.

California Delegation
most cosponsors
#1 1616 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#2 1322 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#3 1243 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#4 1120 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#5 1016 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#6 931 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#7 813 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#8 740 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#9 732 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#10 720 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#11 676 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#12 631 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#13 626 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#14 579 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#15 570 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#16 545 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#17 534 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#18 517 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#19 515 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#20 473 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 452 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#22 446 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#23 440 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#24 401 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#25 400 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#26 386 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#27 358 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#28 341 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#29 294 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#30 276 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#31 251 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#32 211 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#33 196 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#34 187 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#35 183 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#36 142 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#37 114 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#38 104 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#39 101 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#40 99 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#41 97 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#42 62 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#43 61 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#44 55 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#45 54 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#46 34 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#47 27 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#48 25 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#49 22 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#50 2 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#51 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#51 0 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.