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2019 Report Cards
House Republicans / Writing 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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2019 which had a cosponsor from the other political party than the party the legislator caucused with.

House Republicans
most bills
#1 29 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#2 26 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#3 25 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#4 21 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#5 18 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#6 17 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#6 17 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#8 15 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#8 15 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#10 14 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#10 14 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#10 14 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#13 13 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#14 12 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#14 12 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#14 12 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#17 11 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#17 11 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#17 11 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#17 11 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#17 11 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#22 10 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#22 10 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#22 10 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#25 9 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#25 9 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#25 9 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#25 9 Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#29 8 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#29 8 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#29 8 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#29 8 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#29 8 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#29 8 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#29 8 Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]
#36 7 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#36 7 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#36 7 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#36 7 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#36 7 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020]
#36 7 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#36 7 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#43 6 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#43 6 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#43 6 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#43 6 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#43 6 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#43 6 Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#43 6 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#43 6 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#43 6 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#43 6 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#43 6 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#43 6 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#43 6 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#43 6 Rep. Gregory Steube [R-FL17]
#43 6 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#43 6 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#43 6 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#60 5 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#60 5 Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN2]
#60 5 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#60 5 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#60 5 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#60 5 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#60 5 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#60 5 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#60 5 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#60 5 Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD0]
#60 5 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#60 5 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#60 5 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#60 5 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#60 5 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#60 5 Rep. Greg Pence [R-IN6]
#60 5 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#60 5 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#60 5 Rep. Steven Watkins [R-KS2]
#60 5 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#80 4 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#80 4 Rep. James Baird [R-IN4]
#80 4 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#80 4 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#80 4 Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#80 4 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#80 4 Rep. Mark Green [R-TN7]
#80 4 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#80 4 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#80 4 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#80 4 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#80 4 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#80 4 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#80 4 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#80 4 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#80 4 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#80 4 Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3]
#80 4 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#80 4 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#80 4 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#100 3 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#100 3 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#100 3 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#100 3 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#100 3 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#100 3 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#100 3 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#100 3 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#100 3 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#100 3 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#100 3 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#100 3 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#100 3 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#100 3 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020]
#100 3 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#100 3 Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA5]
#100 3 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#100 3 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#100 3 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#100 3 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#100 3 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#100 3 Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6]
#122 2 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#122 2 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#122 2 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#122 2 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#122 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#122 2 Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6]
#122 2 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#122 2 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#122 2 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#122 2 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#122 2 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#122 2 Rep. Michael Guest [R-MS3]
#122 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#122 2 Rep. Jim Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#122 2 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#122 2 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#122 2 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#122 2 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#122 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#122 2 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#122 2 Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV3]
#122 2 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#122 2 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#122 2 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#122 2 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#122 2 Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#122 2 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#122 2 Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15]
#122 2 Rep. Bryan Steil [R-WI1]
#122 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#122 2 Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]
#153 1 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#153 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#153 1 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#153 1 Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R-ND0]
#153 1 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#153 1 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#153 1 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#153 1 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#153 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#153 1 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#153 1 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#153 1 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#153 1 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#153 1 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#153 1 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#153 1 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#153 1 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#153 1 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#153 1 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#153 1 Rep. John Joyce [R-PA13]
#153 1 Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12]
#153 1 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#153 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#153 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#153 1 Rep. Daniel Meuser [R-PA9]
#153 1 Rep. Gregory Murphy [R-NC3]
#153 1 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#153 1 Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]
#153 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#153 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#153 1 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#153 1 Rep. William Timmons [R-SC4]
#153 1 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#153 1 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#187 0 Rep. Dan Bishop [R-NC9]
#187 0 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#187 0 Rep. Russ Fulcher [R-ID1]
#187 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#187 0 Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX5]
#187 0 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#187 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#187 0 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#187 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#187 0 Rep. John Rose [R-TN6]
#187 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#187 0 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
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Only Members of Congress who caucused with either the Democrats or the Republicans are included in this statistic. Cosponsors who caucused with neither party do not count toward 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.