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2019 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Powerful 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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2019 that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 26 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 19 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#3 14 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#3 14 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#5 13 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#5 13 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#7 12 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#7 12 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#7 12 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#10 11 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#10 11 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#10 11 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#10 11 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#10 11 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#10 11 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#16 10 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#16 10 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#16 10 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#16 10 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#16 10 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#21 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#21 9 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#23 8 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#23 8 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#23 8 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#26 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#26 7 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#26 7 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#26 7 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#30 6 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#30 6 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#30 6 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#30 6 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#30 6 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#30 6 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#30 6 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#30 6 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#30 6 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#39 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#39 5 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#39 5 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#39 5 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#39 5 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#39 5 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#39 5 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#39 5 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#39 5 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#39 5 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#39 5 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#39 5 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#39 5 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#52 4 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#52 4 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#52 4 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#52 4 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#52 4 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#52 4 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#52 4 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#52 4 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#52 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#52 4 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#52 4 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#52 4 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#52 4 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#52 4 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#52 4 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#52 4 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#52 4 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#69 3 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#69 3 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#69 3 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#69 3 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#69 3 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#69 3 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#69 3 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#69 3 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#69 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#69 3 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#69 3 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#69 3 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#69 3 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#69 3 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#69 3 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#84 2 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#84 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#84 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#84 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#84 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#84 2 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#84 2 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#84 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#84 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#84 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#84 2 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#84 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#84 2 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#84 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#84 2 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#84 2 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#84 2 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#84 2 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#84 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#84 2 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#104 1 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#104 1 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#104 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#104 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#104 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#104 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#104 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#104 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#104 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#104 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#104 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#104 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#104 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#104 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#104 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#104 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#104 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#104 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#104 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#104 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#104 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#125 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#125 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#125 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#125 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#125 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#125 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#125 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#125 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#125 0 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#125 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#125 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#125 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#125 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#125 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#125 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#125 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#125 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#125 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#125 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#125 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#125 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#125 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#125 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#125 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#125 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#125 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
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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.