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2019 Report Cards
House Republicans / 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.

House Republicans
most cosponsors
#1 1104 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#2 657 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#3 565 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#4 505 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#5 469 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#6 449 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#7 413 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#8 406 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#9 400 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#10 384 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#11 375 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#12 363 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#13 357 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#14 343 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#15 342 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#16 332 Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#17 331 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#18 325 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#19 322 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#20 315 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#21 291 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#22 289 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#23 288 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#23 288 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#23 288 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#26 284 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#27 268 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#27 268 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#27 268 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#30 243 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#31 242 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#32 230 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#33 225 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#34 213 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#35 204 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#36 201 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#37 199 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#38 196 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#38 196 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#40 194 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#41 193 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#42 189 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#43 187 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#44 186 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#45 185 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#46 183 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#47 181 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#48 172 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#49 171 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#50 170 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#51 168 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#52 161 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#52 161 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#54 160 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#55 158 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#55 158 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#57 157 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#58 154 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#59 153 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#60 150 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#61 149 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#62 147 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#63 145 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#64 143 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#64 143 Rep. Mark Green [R-TN7]
#66 140 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#66 140 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#68 138 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#68 138 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#70 136 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#71 135 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020]
#71 135 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#73 134 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#74 133 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#75 119 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#76 116 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#77 115 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#77 115 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#79 110 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#80 109 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#81 106 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#82 105 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#82 105 Rep. Greg Pence [R-IN6]
#84 102 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#85 100 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#86 99 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#87 97 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#88 93 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#89 89 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#90 85 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#90 85 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#90 85 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#93 82 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#93 82 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#93 82 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#96 80 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#97 78 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#97 78 Rep. Gregory Steube [R-FL17]
#99 75 Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA5]
#100 74 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#101 69 Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6]
#102 68 Rep. Bryan Steil [R-WI1]
#103 67 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#104 66 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#105 65 Rep. James Baird [R-IN4]
#105 65 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#107 64 Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD0]
#107 64 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#109 61 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#109 61 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#109 61 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#112 60 Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#113 57 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#114 55 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#114 55 Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN2]
#114 55 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#114 55 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#114 55 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020]
#119 54 Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]
#120 53 Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3]
#121 52 Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV3]
#122 51 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#123 50 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#123 50 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#125 49 Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]
#126 48 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#127 47 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#128 46 Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]
#128 46 Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15]
#130 44 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#130 44 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#130 44 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#133 42 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#133 42 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#135 41 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#136 40 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#136 40 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#138 39 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#139 38 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#139 38 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#139 38 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#142 37 Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#143 36 Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX5]
#144 34 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#145 33 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#145 33 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#147 32 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#148 31 Rep. Michael Guest [R-MS3]
#149 30 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#150 28 Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6]
#150 28 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#150 28 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#153 26 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#153 26 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#153 26 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#156 25 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#156 25 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#156 25 Rep. Steven Watkins [R-KS2]
#159 24 Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#160 23 Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12]
#161 22 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#161 22 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#163 20 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#164 19 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#164 19 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#166 18 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#167 17 Rep. Daniel Meuser [R-PA9]
#167 17 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#169 16 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#170 14 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#171 13 Rep. Gregory Murphy [R-NC3]
#172 12 Rep. John Rose [R-TN6]
#173 10 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#173 10 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#175 9 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#175 9 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#177 8 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#177 8 Rep. Dan Bishop [R-NC9]
#177 8 Rep. Russ Fulcher [R-ID1]
#177 8 Rep. John Joyce [R-PA13]
#177 8 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#177 8 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#183 7 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#183 7 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#185 6 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#185 6 Rep. Jim Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#185 6 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#185 6 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#189 5 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#189 5 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#189 5 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#192 4 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#193 3 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#193 3 Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R-ND0]
#195 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#195 1 Rep. William Timmons [R-SC4]
#197 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#197 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#197 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#197 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.