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2019 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Ideology Score

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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by whether they sponsor and cosponsor overlapping sets of bills and resolutions with other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a left—right scale measuring the dominant ideological difference or differences among Members of Congress, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most politically right
#1 0.85 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#2 0.84 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#3 0.82 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#4 0.79 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#5 0.78 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#6 0.77 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#7 0.77 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#8 0.76 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#9 0.76 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#10 0.76 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#11 0.75 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#12 0.73 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#13 0.72 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#14 0.72 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#15 0.71 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#16 0.70 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#17 0.70 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#18 0.69 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#19 0.67 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#20 0.67 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#21 0.66 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#22 0.66 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#23 0.65 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#24 0.64 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#25 0.64 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#26 0.63 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#27 0.62 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#28 0.62 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#29 0.61 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#30 0.61 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#31 0.61 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#32 0.60 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#33 0.60 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#34 0.60 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#35 0.60 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#36 0.59 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#37 0.59 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14, 2013-2020]
#38 0.58 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#39 0.58 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#40 0.58 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#41 0.57 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#42 0.56 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#43 0.55 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#44 0.55 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#45 0.54 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#46 0.53 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#47 0.53 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#48 0.53 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#49 0.52 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#50 0.52 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#51 0.52 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#52 0.52 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#53 0.51 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#54 0.49 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#55 0.46 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#56 0.46 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#57 0.43 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#58 0.42 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#59 0.42 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#60 0.39 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#61 0.39 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#62 0.37 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#63 0.37 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#64 0.34 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#65 0.34 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#66 0.33 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#67 0.33 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#68 0.33 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#69 0.32 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#70 0.32 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#71 0.31 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#72 0.31 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#73 0.31 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#74 0.30 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#75 0.30 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#76 0.29 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#77 0.29 Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22]
#78 0.29 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#79 0.28 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#80 0.28 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#81 0.28 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#82 0.28 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#83 0.28 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#84 0.28 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#85 0.28 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#86 0.28 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#87 0.27 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#88 0.27 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#89 0.27 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#90 0.27 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#91 0.27 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#92 0.27 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#93 0.26 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#94 0.26 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#95 0.26 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#96 0.26 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#97 0.25 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#98 0.25 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#99 0.25 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#100 0.25 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#101 0.25 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#102 0.25 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#103 0.24 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#104 0.24 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#105 0.24 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#106 0.24 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#107 0.23 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#108 0.23 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#109 0.22 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#110 0.22 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#111 0.22 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#112 0.22 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#113 0.22 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#114 0.22 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#115 0.22 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#116 0.21 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#117 0.20 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#118 0.20 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#119 0.20 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#120 0.20 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#121 0.19 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#122 0.19 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#123 0.19 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#124 0.18 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#125 0.18 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020]
#126 0.18 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#127 0.18 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#128 0.17 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#129 0.17 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#130 0.17 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#131 0.17 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#132 0.17 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#133 0.16 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#134 0.16 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#135 0.15 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#136 0.15 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#137 0.15 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#138 0.14 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#139 0.14 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#140 0.14 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#141 0.11 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#142 0.11 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#143 0.09 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#144 0.08 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#145 0.08 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#146 0.07 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#147 0.06 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#148 0.03 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#149 0.03 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#150 0.00 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
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For more, see our methodology. Although we do not report a margin of error, the scores fluctuate significantly over time because of the limited data used in the analysis. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2019 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.