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2020 Report Cards
House Freshmen / Cosponsors

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021), as of Jan 30, 2021.

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 the 116th Congress.

House Freshmen
most cosponsors
#1 1081 Rep. Haaland [D-NM1]
#2 933 Rep. Pappas [D-NH1]
#3 843 Rep. Pressley [D-MA7]
#4 671 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#5 594 Rep. Neguse [D-CO2]
#6 579 Rep. García [D-IL4]
#7 539 Rep. Delgado [D-NY19]
#7 539 Rep. Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#9 520 Rep. Crow [D-CO6]
#10 497 Rep. Omar [D-MN5]
#11 463 Rep. Shalala [D-FL27]
#12 462 Rep. Wild [D-PA7]
#13 450 Rep. Underwood [D-IL14]
#14 442 Rep. Cox [D-CA21]
#15 422 Rep. Porter [D-CA45]
#16 414 Rep. Cunningham [D-SC1]
#17 382 Rep. Slotkin [D-MI8]
#18 375 Rep. Trahan [D-MA3]
#19 374 Rep. Spanberger [D-VA7]
#20 373 Rep. Lee [D-NV3]
#21 371 Rep. Hayes [D-CT5]
#21 371 Rep. Houlahan [D-PA6]
#23 351 Rep. Craig [D-MN2]
#24 347 Rep. Van Drew [R-NJ2]
#25 339 Rep. Morelle [D-NY25]
#26 328 Rep. Waltz [R-FL6]
#27 313 Rep. Rouda [D-CA48]
#28 310 Rep. Luria [D-VA2]
#28 310 Rep. Phillips [D-MN3]
#30 309 Rep. Trone [D-MD6]
#31 285 Rep. Golden [D-ME2]
#32 284 Rep. Tlaib [D-MI13]
#33 278 Rep. Rose [D-NY11]
#34 274 Rep. Wexton [D-VA10]
#35 266 Rep. Axne [D-IA3]
#36 254 Rep. McBath [D-GA6]
#37 252 Rep. Stauber [R-MN8]
#38 248 Rep. Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#38 248 Rep. Green [R-TN7]
#40 247 Rep. Allred [D-TX32]
#41 245 Rep. Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#42 241 Rep. Levin [D-CA49]
#43 240 Rep. Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#44 233 Rep. Escobar [D-TX16]
#45 227 Rep. Roy [R-TX21]
#46 224 Rep. Garcia [D-TX29]
#47 222 Rep. Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#48 215 Rep. Reschenthaler [R-PA14]
#49 213 Rep. Harder [D-CA10]
#50 210 Rep. Casten [D-IL6]
#51 207 Rep. Steube [R-FL17]
#52 206 Rep. Schrier [D-WA8]
#53 197 Rep. Crenshaw [R-TX2]
#54 181 Rep. Horn [D-OK5]
#55 176 Rep. Scanlon [D-PA5]
#56 170 Rep. Dean [D-PA4]
#57 169 Rep. Johnson [R-SD0]
#58 158 Rep. Fletcher [D-TX7]
#59 148 Rep. Kim [D-NJ3]
#59 148 Rep. San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#61 143 Rep. Gonzalez [R-OH16]
#62 141 Rep. Taylor [R-TX3]
#63 133 Rep. Murphy [R-NC3]
#64 132 Rep. Steil [R-WI1]
#65 130 Rep. Hern [R-OK1]
#66 124 Rep. Brindisi [D-NY22]
#67 119 Rep. Torres Small [D-NM2]
#68 118 Rep. Pence [R-IN6]
#69 113 Rep. Spano [R-FL15]
#70 88 Rep. Riggleman [R-VA5]
#71 85 Rep. Stevens [D-MI11]
#72 83 Rep. Baird [R-IN4]
#73 82 Rep. Miller [R-WV3]
#74 79 Rep. Stanton [D-AZ9]
#75 77 Rep. Wright [R-TX6]
#76 76 Rep. Keller [R-PA12]
#77 74 Rep. Burchett [R-TN2]
#78 59 Rep. McAdams [D-UT4]
#79 58 Rep. Cisneros [D-CA39]
#80 57 Rep. Davids [D-KS3]
#81 56 Rep. Gooden [R-TX5]
#81 56 Rep. Guest [R-MS3]
#83 48 Rep. Bishop [R-NC9]
#84 42 Rep. Cline [R-VA6]
#85 40 Rep. Fulcher [R-ID1]
#85 40 Rep. Meuser [R-PA9]
#85 40 Rep. Watkins [R-KS2]
#88 30 Rep. Armstrong [R-ND0]
#89 22 Rep. Timmons [R-SC4]
#90 19 Rep. Hagedorn [R-MN1]
#91 17 Rep. Joyce [R-PA13]
#92 12 Rep. Rose [R-TN6]
#93 9 Rep. Tiffany [R-WI7]
#94 2 Rep. Hall [D-GA5]
#95 1 Rep. Jacobs [R-NY27]
#96 0 Rep. Garcia [R-CA25]
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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 the 116th Congress) 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.