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

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

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most cosponsors
#1 1616 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#2 1572 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 1478 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#4 1326 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#5 1325 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#6 1322 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#7 1282 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#8 1244 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#9 1243 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#10 1212 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#11 1187 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#12 1120 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#13 1114 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#14 1104 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#15 1102 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#16 951 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#17 931 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#18 922 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#19 901 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#20 877 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#21 841 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#22 813 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#23 735 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#24 714 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#25 712 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#26 693 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#27 659 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#28 640 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#29 638 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#30 626 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#31 609 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#32 596 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#33 588 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#34 579 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#35 565 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#36 551 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#37 516 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#37 516 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#39 508 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#40 503 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#41 495 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#42 488 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#43 473 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#44 469 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#45 465 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#46 452 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#47 451 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#48 446 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 440 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#50 412 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#51 409 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#52 408 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#53 406 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#54 404 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#55 400 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#56 389 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#57 386 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#58 384 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#58 384 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#60 378 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#61 375 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#62 372 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#62 372 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#64 364 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#65 343 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#66 332 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#67 323 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#68 321 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#69 311 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#70 291 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#71 288 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#71 288 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#71 288 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#74 277 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#75 268 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#76 260 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#77 258 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#78 252 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#79 243 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#80 242 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#81 233 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#82 230 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#83 229 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#83 229 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#85 226 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#86 198 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#87 187 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#88 186 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#89 183 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#90 182 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#91 161 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#92 160 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#92 160 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#92 160 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#92 160 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#96 158 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#97 157 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#98 149 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#99 145 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#100 142 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#101 138 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#102 126 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#103 116 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#104 115 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#105 110 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#106 105 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#107 97 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#108 85 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#108 85 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#108 85 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#111 82 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#112 66 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#113 65 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#114 64 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#114 64 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#116 62 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#117 61 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#117 61 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#119 60 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#120 55 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#121 54 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#122 48 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#123 45 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#124 44 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#125 42 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#126 41 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#127 40 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#128 38 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#129 33 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#129 33 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#131 32 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#132 30 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#133 28 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#134 26 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#135 25 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#136 22 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#137 20 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#138 18 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#139 15 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#140 10 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#141 8 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#142 7 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#143 6 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#144 5 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#145 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#146 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#146 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#146 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#146 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#146 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
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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.