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2019 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Bills Introduced

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 Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in 2019.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 73 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 55 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#3 49 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#4 48 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#5 42 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#6 41 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#7 39 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#8 38 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#8 38 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#10 37 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#10 37 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#10 37 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#13 36 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#13 36 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#13 36 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#16 35 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#17 34 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#18 33 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#19 32 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#19 32 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#19 32 Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22]
#19 32 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#23 31 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#23 31 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#25 30 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#26 29 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#26 29 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#28 28 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#28 28 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020]
#28 28 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#28 28 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#32 27 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#32 27 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#32 27 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#35 26 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#36 25 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#36 25 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#38 24 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#38 24 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#38 24 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#41 23 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#41 23 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#41 23 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#44 22 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#44 22 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#44 22 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#47 21 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#47 21 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#47 21 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#47 21 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#51 20 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#52 19 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#52 19 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#52 19 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#52 19 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#52 19 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#57 18 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#57 18 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#57 18 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#57 18 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#61 17 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#61 17 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#61 17 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#61 17 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#61 17 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#61 17 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#67 16 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#67 16 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#67 16 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#67 16 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#67 16 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#72 15 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#72 15 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#72 15 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#72 15 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#72 15 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#72 15 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#78 14 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#78 14 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#78 14 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#78 14 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#82 13 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#82 13 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#82 13 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#82 13 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#82 13 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#87 12 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#87 12 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#87 12 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#87 12 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#87 12 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#87 12 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#93 11 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#93 11 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#93 11 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#93 11 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#93 11 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#93 11 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#93 11 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#93 11 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#93 11 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#93 11 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#103 10 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#103 10 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#103 10 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#103 10 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#103 10 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#103 10 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#109 9 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#109 9 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#109 9 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#109 9 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#109 9 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#109 9 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#115 8 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#115 8 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#115 8 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#115 8 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#115 8 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#115 8 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#121 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#121 7 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#121 7 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#121 7 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#121 7 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#126 6 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#126 6 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#126 6 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#126 6 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#126 6 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#126 6 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#126 6 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#126 6 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#134 5 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#134 5 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#134 5 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#134 5 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#138 4 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#138 4 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#140 3 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#140 3 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#142 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#142 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#144 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#144 1 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14, 2013-2020]
#144 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#144 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#144 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#149 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#149 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
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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.