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2020 Report Cards
House Sophomores / Bills Cosponsored

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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in the 116th Congress.

House Sophomores
most bills
#1 1266 Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#2 1208 Rep. Raskin [D-MD8]
#3 1056 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#4 1006 Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#5 816 Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#6 805 Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#7 736 Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#8 672 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#9 655 Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#10 604 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#11 596 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#12 550 Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#13 524 Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#14 469 Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#15 464 Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#16 461 Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#17 459 Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#18 453 Rep. Bacon [R-NE2]
#19 445 Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#20 436 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#21 430 Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#22 412 Rep. Norman [R-SC5]
#23 409 Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#24 404 Rep. Gaetz [R-FL1]
#25 395 Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#26 377 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#27 367 Rep. Budd [R-NC13]
#28 359 Rep. Marshall [R-KS1]
#29 343 Rep. Balderson [R-OH12]
#30 342 Rep. Lesko [R-AZ8]
#31 331 Rep. Rutherford [R-FL4]
#32 329 Rep. Lamb [D-PA17]
#33 328 Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#34 312 Rep. Banks [R-IN3]
#34 312 Rep. Mast [R-FL18]
#36 291 Commish. González-Colón [R-PR0]
#37 280 Rep. Gallagher [R-WI8]
#38 255 Rep. Biggs [R-AZ5]
#39 222 Rep. Curtis [R-UT3]
#39 222 Rep. Gianforte [R-MT0]
#41 212 Rep. Mitchell [I-MI10]
#42 202 Rep. Rooney [R-FL19]
#43 195 Rep. Smucker [R-PA11]
#44 184 Rep. Dunn [R-FL2]
#45 183 Rep. Bergman [R-MI1]
#46 181 Rep. Comer [R-KY1]
#47 180 Rep. Kustoff [R-TN8]
#48 164 Rep. Ferguson [R-GA3]
#49 159 Rep. Johnson [R-LA4]
#50 152 Rep. Arrington [R-TX19]
#51 151 Rep. Cheney [R-WY0]
#52 144 Rep. Estes [R-KS4]
#53 142 Rep. Cloud [R-TX27]
#54 132 Rep. Higgins [R-LA3]
#55 83 Rep. Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
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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.