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2019 Report Cards
Senate Republicans / Bills Cosponsored

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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2019.

Senate Republicans
most bills
#1 361 Sen. Collins [R-ME]
#2 281 Sen. Cramer [R-ND]
#3 272 Sen. Capito [R-WV]
#4 271 Sen. Rubio [R-FL]
#5 239 Sen. Blackburn [R-TN]
#6 235 Sen. Ernst [R-IA]
#7 231 Sen. Gardner [R-CO]
#8 229 Sen. Tillis [R-NC]
#9 223 Sen. Braun [R-IN]
#10 221 Sen. Boozman [R-AR]
#11 219 Sen. Murkowski [R-AK]
#12 213 Sen. McSally [R-AZ]
#13 211 Sen. Young [R-IN]
#14 202 Sen. Cornyn [R-TX]
#15 197 Sen. Daines [R-MT]
#16 192 Sen. Wicker [R-MS]
#17 191 Sen. Rounds [R-SD]
#18 190 Sen. Sullivan [R-AK]
#19 186 Sen. Hyde-Smith [R-MS]
#20 183 Sen. Moran [R-KS]
#21 173 Sen. Blunt [R-MO]
#22 163 Sen. Roberts [R-KS]
#23 162 Sen. Cruz [R-TX]
#24 160 Sen. Portman [R-OH]
#25 159 Sen. Hoeven [R-ND]
#25 159 Sen. Lankford [R-OK]
#27 154 Sen. Isakson [R-GA]
#28 153 Sen. Inhofe [R-OK]
#28 153 Sen. Risch [R-ID]
#30 152 Sen. Cassidy [R-LA]
#30 152 Sen. Cotton [R-AR]
#32 151 Sen. Scott [R-FL]
#33 149 Sen. Kennedy [R-LA]
#34 141 Sen. Perdue [R-GA]
#35 140 Sen. Crapo [R-ID]
#36 139 Sen. Grassley [R-IA]
#37 136 Sen. Fischer [R-NE]
#38 132 Sen. Barrasso [R-WY]
#39 130 Sen. Scott [R-SC]
#40 127 Sen. Hawley [R-MO]
#41 125 Sen. Graham [R-SC]
#42 107 Sen. Alexander [R-TN]
#43 106 Sen. Lee [R-UT]
#44 105 Sen. Enzi [R-WY]
#45 102 Sen. Paul [R-KY]
#46 88 Sen. Johnson [R-WI]
#47 86 Sen. Thune [R-SD]
#48 84 Sen. Burr [R-NC]
#49 83 Sen. Toomey [R-PA]
#50 75 Sen. Romney [R-UT]
#51 63 Sen. Sasse [R-NE]
#52 41 Sen. McConnell [R-KY]
#53 24 Sen. Shelby [R-AL]
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Additional Notes

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.