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2019 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Bills Out of Committee

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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 23 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#2 20 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#3 15 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#4 13 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#5 11 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#5 11 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#7 10 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#8 9 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#8 9 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#10 8 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#10 8 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#12 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#12 7 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#12 7 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#15 6 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#15 6 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#15 6 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#15 6 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#15 6 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#15 6 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#15 6 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#22 5 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#22 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#22 5 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#22 5 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#22 5 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#22 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#22 5 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#22 5 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#22 5 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#22 5 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#22 5 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#22 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#22 5 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#22 5 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#22 5 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#37 4 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#37 4 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#37 4 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#37 4 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#37 4 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#37 4 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#37 4 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#37 4 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#37 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#46 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#46 3 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#46 3 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#46 3 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#46 3 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#46 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#46 3 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#46 3 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#46 3 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#46 3 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#46 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#46 3 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#46 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#46 3 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#46 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#46 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#46 3 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#46 3 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#46 3 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#65 2 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#65 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#65 2 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#65 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#65 2 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#65 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#65 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#65 2 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#65 2 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#65 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#65 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#65 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#65 2 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#65 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#65 2 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#65 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#65 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#65 2 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#65 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#65 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#65 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#65 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#65 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#65 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#65 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#65 2 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#65 2 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#65 2 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#65 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#65 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#65 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#65 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#97 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#97 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#97 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#97 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#97 1 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#97 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#97 1 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#97 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#97 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#97 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#97 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#97 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#97 1 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#97 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#97 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#97 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#97 1 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#97 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#97 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#116 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#116 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#116 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#116 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#116 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#116 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#116 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#116 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#116 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#116 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#116 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#116 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#116 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#116 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#116 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#116 0 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#116 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#116 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#116 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#116 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#116 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#116 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#116 0 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#116 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#116 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#116 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#116 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#116 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#116 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#116 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#116 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#116 0 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#116 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#116 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#116 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
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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.