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2019 Report Cards
House Republicans / Leadership 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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

House Republicans
top leader
#1 0.94 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#2 0.85 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#3 0.79 Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#4 0.78 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#5 0.78 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#6 0.78 Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#7 0.77 Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#8 0.76 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#9 0.76 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#10 0.74 Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#11 0.74 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#12 0.73 Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#13 0.69 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#14 0.69 Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#15 0.69 Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#16 0.69 Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#17 0.67 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#18 0.67 Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#19 0.66 Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#20 0.65 Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#21 0.65 Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#22 0.64 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#23 0.64 Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#24 0.63 Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#25 0.62 Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#26 0.61 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#27 0.60 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#28 0.60 Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#29 0.59 Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#30 0.59 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#31 0.58 Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#32 0.57 Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#33 0.55 Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#34 0.55 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#35 0.55 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#36 0.55 Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#37 0.54 Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#38 0.54 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#39 0.53 Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#40 0.52 Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#41 0.52 Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#42 0.52 Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#43 0.52 Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#44 0.52 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#45 0.51 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#46 0.51 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#47 0.51 Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#48 0.51 Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#49 0.51 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#50 0.51 Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#51 0.51 Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#52 0.51 Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#53 0.50 Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#54 0.50 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#55 0.50 Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#56 0.50 Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#57 0.49 Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#58 0.49 Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#59 0.49 Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#60 0.49 Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#61 0.49 Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#62 0.49 Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#63 0.49 Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#64 0.48 Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#65 0.47 Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]
#66 0.47 Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#67 0.47 Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#68 0.46 Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#69 0.45 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#70 0.45 Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#71 0.45 Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#72 0.45 Rep. Mark Green [R-TN7]
#73 0.44 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#74 0.43 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#75 0.43 Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#76 0.42 Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020]
#77 0.42 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#78 0.42 Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#79 0.41 Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#80 0.41 Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#81 0.40 Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#82 0.40 Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#83 0.39 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#84 0.39 Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#85 0.39 Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#86 0.38 Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#87 0.38 Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#88 0.37 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#89 0.36 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#90 0.36 Rep. Greg Pence [R-IN6]
#91 0.35 Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#92 0.35 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#93 0.34 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#94 0.34 Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#95 0.34 Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA5]
#96 0.33 Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#97 0.33 Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#98 0.33 Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#99 0.33 Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#100 0.32 Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#101 0.32 Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#102 0.32 Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#103 0.31 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#104 0.31 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#105 0.31 Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#106 0.31 Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD0]
#107 0.30 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#108 0.30 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#109 0.30 Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#110 0.30 Rep. Gregory Steube [R-FL17]
#111 0.30 Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#112 0.29 Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020]
#113 0.29 Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#114 0.29 Rep. Bryan Steil [R-WI1]
#115 0.28 Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#116 0.28 Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6]
#117 0.27 Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#118 0.27 Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#119 0.26 Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#120 0.26 Rep. James Baird [R-IN4]
#121 0.26 Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV3]
#122 0.26 Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#123 0.26 Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#124 0.25 Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#125 0.24 Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN2]
#126 0.24 Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3]
#127 0.24 Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#128 0.24 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#129 0.24 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#130 0.24 Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#131 0.24 Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15]
#132 0.24 Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]
#133 0.24 Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#134 0.24 Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]
#135 0.23 Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#136 0.23 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#137 0.23 Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]
#138 0.23 Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6]
#139 0.22 Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#140 0.22 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#141 0.21 Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#142 0.21 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#143 0.21 Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX5]
#144 0.19 Rep. Michael Guest [R-MS3]
#145 0.19 Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#146 0.19 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#147 0.19 Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#148 0.19 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#149 0.19 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#150 0.18 Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#151 0.18 Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#152 0.17 Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#153 0.16 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#154 0.16 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#155 0.16 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#156 0.16 Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#157 0.15 Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#158 0.15 Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#159 0.15 Rep. Steven Watkins [R-KS2]
#160 0.15 Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#161 0.15 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#162 0.14 Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#163 0.14 Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#164 0.13 Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#165 0.13 Rep. Gregory Murphy [R-NC3]
#166 0.12 Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#167 0.12 Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#168 0.12 Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12]
#169 0.12 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14, 2013-2020]
#170 0.12 Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#171 0.11 Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#172 0.11 Rep. Daniel Meuser [R-PA9]
#173 0.09 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#174 0.09 Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#175 0.08 Rep. John Rose [R-TN6]
#176 0.07 Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]
#177 0.07 Rep. Russ Fulcher [R-ID1]
#178 0.06 Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#179 0.06 Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#180 0.06 Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R-ND0]
#181 0.06 Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#182 0.05 Rep. Dan Bishop [R-NC9]
#183 0.05 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#184 0.05 Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#185 0.05 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#186 0.05 Rep. Jim Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#187 0.05 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#188 0.05 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#189 0.04 Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#190 0.04 Rep. John Joyce [R-PA13]
#191 0.03 Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#192 0.03 Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#193 0.02 Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#194 0.02 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#195 0.02 Rep. William Timmons [R-SC4]
#196 0.01 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#197 0.00 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#198 0.00 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#199 0.00 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#200 0.00 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, 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 leadership scores 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.