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

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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 76.3% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#2 75.7% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#3 69.7% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#4 68.3% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#5 66.1% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#6 63.1% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#7 61.7% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#8 60.1% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#9 59.8% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#10 59.1% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#11 57.7% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#12 57.7% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#13 56.8% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#14 56.4% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#15 56.0% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#16 56.0% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#17 55.8% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#18 54.1% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#19 54.1% Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#20 53.4% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#21 53.4% Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#22 52.3% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#23 51.7% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#24 51.1% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#25 50.8% Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#26 50.7% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#27 50.4% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#28 50.0% Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#29 49.1% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#30 48.4% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#31 48.1% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#32 47.4% Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14, 2013-2020]
#33 46.9% Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#34 43.5% Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#35 43.3% Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#36 42.7% Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#37 42.1% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#38 40.8% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#39 40.0% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#39 40.0% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#41 39.5% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#42 39.0% Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#43 38.8% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#44 36.7% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#45 35.7% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#46 35.5% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#47 33.3% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#48 31.4% Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#49 30.9% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#50 30.6% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#51 29.6% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#52 26.8% Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#53 26.0% Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#54 23.5% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#55 22.8% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#56 20.0% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#56 20.0% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#58 19.1% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#59 17.0% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#60 15.8% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#61 15.8% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#62 15.7% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#63 14.5% Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#64 13.8% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#65 13.5% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#66 12.6% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#67 12.5% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#68 12.4% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#69 12.1% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#70 11.8% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#71 11.8% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#72 11.4% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#73 11.3% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#74 11.1% Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22]
#75 11.0% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#76 11.0% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#77 11.0% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#78 10.9% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#79 10.9% Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#80 10.8% Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#81 10.7% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#82 10.6% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#83 10.3% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#84 10.3% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#85 10.3% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#86 9.9% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#87 9.8% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#88 9.8% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#89 9.5% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#90 9.3% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#91 9.2% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#92 9.0% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#93 8.6% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#94 8.5% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#95 8.3% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#96 8.2% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#97 8.2% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#98 8.1% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#99 8.1% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#100 8.0% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#101 8.0% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#102 7.8% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#103 7.7% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#104 7.7% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#105 7.7% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#106 7.6% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#107 7.6% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#108 7.6% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#109 7.5% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#110 7.4% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#111 7.3% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#112 7.3% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#113 7.3% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#114 7.2% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#115 7.1% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#116 6.9% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#117 6.9% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#118 6.9% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#119 6.8% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#120 6.8% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#121 6.8% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#122 6.8% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#123 6.7% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#124 6.6% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#125 6.6% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#126 6.5% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#127 6.5% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#128 6.5% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#129 6.4% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#130 6.4% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#131 6.3% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#132 6.3% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#133 6.1% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#134 5.8% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#135 5.6% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#136 5.6% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#137 5.6% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#138 5.4% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#139 5.3% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#140 5.3% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#141 5.3% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#142 5.2% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#143 5.1% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#144 5.1% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#145 5.1% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020]
#146 5.0% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#147 4.3% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#148 4.1% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#149 3.2% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#150 0.0% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.