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2019 Report Cards
House Republicans / 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.

House Republicans
most often
#1 12 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#2 11 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#3 7 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#3 7 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#5 6 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#5 6 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#5 6 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#5 6 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#9 5 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#9 5 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#9 5 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#9 5 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#13 4 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#13 4 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#13 4 Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#13 4 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#13 4 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#13 4 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#13 4 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#13 4 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#13 4 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020]
#13 4 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#13 4 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#13 4 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#13 4 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#13 4 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#13 4 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#28 3 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#28 3 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#28 3 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#28 3 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#28 3 Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6]
#28 3 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#28 3 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#28 3 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#28 3 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#28 3 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#28 3 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#28 3 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#28 3 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#28 3 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#28 3 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#28 3 Rep. Gregory Steube [R-FL17]
#28 3 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#45 2 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#45 2 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#45 2 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#45 2 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#45 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#45 2 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#45 2 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#45 2 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#45 2 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#45 2 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#45 2 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#45 2 Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#45 2 Rep. Mark Green [R-TN7]
#45 2 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#45 2 Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD0]
#45 2 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#45 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#45 2 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#45 2 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#45 2 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020]
#45 2 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#45 2 Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#45 2 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#45 2 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#45 2 Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3]
#45 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#45 2 Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#45 2 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#45 2 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#45 2 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#45 2 Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6]
#76 1 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#76 1 Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R-ND0]
#76 1 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#76 1 Rep. James Baird [R-IN4]
#76 1 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#76 1 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#76 1 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#76 1 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#76 1 Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN2]
#76 1 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#76 1 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#76 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#76 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#76 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#76 1 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#76 1 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#76 1 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#76 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#76 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#76 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#76 1 Rep. Michael Guest [R-MS3]
#76 1 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#76 1 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#76 1 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#76 1 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#76 1 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#76 1 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#76 1 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#76 1 Rep. John Joyce [R-PA13]
#76 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#76 1 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#76 1 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#76 1 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#76 1 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#76 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#76 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#76 1 Rep. Daniel Meuser [R-PA9]
#76 1 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#76 1 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#76 1 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#76 1 Rep. Greg Pence [R-IN6]
#76 1 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#76 1 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#76 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#76 1 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#76 1 Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]
#76 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#76 1 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#76 1 Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]
#76 1 Rep. Steven Watkins [R-KS2]
#76 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#76 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#128 0 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#128 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#128 0 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#128 0 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#128 0 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#128 0 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#128 0 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#128 0 Rep. Dan Bishop [R-NC9]
#128 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#128 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#128 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#128 0 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#128 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#128 0 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#128 0 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#128 0 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#128 0 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#128 0 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#128 0 Rep. Russ Fulcher [R-ID1]
#128 0 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#128 0 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#128 0 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#128 0 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#128 0 Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX5]
#128 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#128 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#128 0 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#128 0 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#128 0 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#128 0 Rep. Jim Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#128 0 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#128 0 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#128 0 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#128 0 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#128 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#128 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#128 0 Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12]
#128 0 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#128 0 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#128 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#128 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#128 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#128 0 Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV3]
#128 0 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#128 0 Rep. Gregory Murphy [R-NC3]
#128 0 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#128 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#128 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#128 0 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#128 0 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#128 0 Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA5]
#128 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#128 0 Rep. John Rose [R-TN6]
#128 0 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#128 0 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#128 0 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#128 0 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#128 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#128 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#128 0 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#128 0 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#128 0 Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15]
#128 0 Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]
#128 0 Rep. Bryan Steil [R-WI1]
#128 0 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#128 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#128 0 Rep. William Timmons [R-SC4]
#128 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#128 0 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#128 0 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#128 0 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#128 0 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#128 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
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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.