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2019 Report Cards
House Republicans / 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.

House Republicans
most politically right
#1 1.00 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020]
#2 0.96 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#3 0.90 Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6]
#4 0.90 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#5 0.89 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#6 0.89 Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV2]
#7 0.89 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#8 0.88 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#9 0.88 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#10 0.88 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#11 0.87 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#12 0.85 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1, 2009-2020]
#13 0.85 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#14 0.84 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#15 0.83 Sen. Roger Marshall [R-KS]
#16 0.82 Rep. Gregory Steube [R-FL17]
#17 0.82 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#18 0.82 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#19 0.82 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#20 0.82 Rep. Steven Watkins [R-KS2, 2019-2020]
#21 0.81 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17, 2011-2020]
#22 0.80 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#23 0.80 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#24 0.79 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22, 2009-2020]
#25 0.79 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3, 2013-2020]
#26 0.78 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#27 0.78 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#28 0.78 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#29 0.78 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#30 0.78 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#31 0.77 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5, 2015-2020]
#32 0.77 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#33 0.77 Rep. Paul Mitchell [I-MI10, 2017-2020]
#34 0.77 Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15, 2019-2020]
#35 0.77 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1, 2014-2020]
#36 0.77 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#37 0.77 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4, 2013-2020]
#38 0.76 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#39 0.76 Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA5, 2019-2020]
#40 0.76 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#41 0.76 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#42 0.76 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#43 0.76 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#44 0.76 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#45 0.75 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#46 0.75 Rep. Mark Green [R-TN7]
#47 0.75 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#48 0.74 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#49 0.74 Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#50 0.74 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0, 2017-2020]
#51 0.74 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#52 0.74 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#53 0.74 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#54 0.74 Rep. John Joyce [R-PA13]
#55 0.74 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#56 0.74 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#57 0.74 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6, 2015-2020]
#58 0.74 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#59 0.73 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#60 0.73 Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#61 0.73 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#62 0.73 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#63 0.73 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#64 0.73 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#65 0.73 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#66 0.73 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#67 0.73 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3, 2011-2020]
#68 0.72 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#69 0.72 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#70 0.72 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#71 0.72 Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX5]
#72 0.72 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#73 0.72 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#74 0.71 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020]
#75 0.71 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#76 0.71 Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter [R-GA1]
#77 0.71 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#78 0.71 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#79 0.71 Rep. Cathy Rodgers [R-WA5]
#80 0.71 Rep. Jim Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#81 0.71 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#82 0.70 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11, 2005-2020]
#83 0.70 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#84 0.70 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#85 0.70 Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]
#86 0.70 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#87 0.70 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#88 0.70 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#89 0.70 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#90 0.69 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#91 0.69 Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]
#92 0.69 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#93 0.69 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#94 0.69 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#95 0.69 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24, 2005-2020]
#96 0.69 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#97 0.68 Rep. James Baird [R-IN4]
#98 0.68 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#99 0.68 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#100 0.68 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#101 0.68 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#102 0.68 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#103 0.67 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#104 0.67 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#105 0.67 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#106 0.67 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#107 0.67 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#108 0.67 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#109 0.67 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#110 0.66 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#111 0.66 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#112 0.66 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#113 0.66 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#114 0.66 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#115 0.66 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#116 0.66 Rep. Michael Guest [R-MS3]
#117 0.66 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5, 2013-2020]
#118 0.66 Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV3]
#119 0.66 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#120 0.65 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#121 0.65 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#122 0.65 Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6]
#123 0.65 Rep. Daniel Meuser [R-PA9]
#124 0.65 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#125 0.65 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#126 0.65 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#127 0.65 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8, 2013-2020]
#128 0.64 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#129 0.64 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#130 0.64 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#131 0.64 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23, 2015-2020]
#132 0.64 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#133 0.64 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#134 0.64 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#135 0.64 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#136 0.63 Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN2]
#137 0.63 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2, 2017-2020]
#138 0.63 Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#139 0.63 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#140 0.63 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5, 2003-2020]
#141 0.62 Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD0]
#142 0.62 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#143 0.62 Rep. William Timmons [R-SC4]
#144 0.62 Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R-ND0]
#145 0.62 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#146 0.61 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#147 0.61 Rep. Greg Pence [R-IN6]
#148 0.61 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#149 0.61 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15, 2013-2020]
#150 0.61 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#151 0.61 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#152 0.60 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1, 2003-2020]
#153 0.60 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#154 0.60 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#155 0.60 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#156 0.60 Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3]
#157 0.60 Rep. Bryan Steil [R-WI1]
#158 0.60 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#159 0.59 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19, 2017-2020]
#160 0.59 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#161 0.59 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#162 0.59 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#163 0.59 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#164 0.59 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#165 0.59 Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]
#166 0.59 Rep. Russ Fulcher [R-ID1]
#167 0.59 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14, 2013-2020]
#168 0.58 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#169 0.58 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#170 0.58 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#171 0.57 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9, 2013-2020]
#172 0.57 Rep. John Rose [R-TN6]
#173 0.57 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#174 0.56 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#175 0.56 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2, 2013-2020]
#176 0.55 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2, 2011-2020]
#177 0.55 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#178 0.55 Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#179 0.55 Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12]
#180 0.55 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#181 0.55 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#182 0.55 Rep. Gregory Murphy [R-NC3]
#183 0.54 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#184 0.54 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#185 0.53 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#186 0.53 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2, 1999-2020]
#187 0.53 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#188 0.53 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#189 0.52 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#190 0.52 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#191 0.52 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#192 0.52 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#193 0.52 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#194 0.51 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#195 0.49 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13, 1995-2020]
#196 0.47 Rep. Dan Bishop [R-NC9]
#197 0.47 Rep. Aumua Amata Radewagen [R-AS0]
#198 0.46 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7, 2011-2020]
#199 0.46 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#200 0.42 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
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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.