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2020 Report Cards
House Sophomores / 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 Sophomores
most cosponsors
#1 1317 Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#2 1212 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#3 838 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#4 793 Rep. Biggs [R-AZ5]
#5 702 Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#6 675 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#7 644 Rep. Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#8 637 Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#9 627 Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#10 575 Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#11 529 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#12 424 Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#13 392 Rep. Raskin [D-MD8]
#14 373 Rep. Bergman [R-MI1]
#15 353 Rep. Gallagher [R-WI8]
#16 340 Rep. Banks [R-IN3]
#17 333 Rep. Curtis [R-UT3]
#18 326 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#19 315 Rep. Mitchell [I-MI10]
#20 303 Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#21 290 Rep. Arrington [R-TX19]
#22 282 Rep. Lesko [R-AZ8]
#23 270 Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#24 269 Rep. Marshall [R-KS1]
#25 267 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#26 266 Rep. Budd [R-NC13]
#27 265 Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#28 254 Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#29 234 Rep. Rooney [R-FL19]
#30 232 Rep. Mast [R-FL18]
#31 231 Rep. Estes [R-KS4]
#32 225 Rep. Cheney [R-WY0]
#33 223 Rep. Johnson [R-LA4]
#34 220 Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#35 200 Commish. González-Colón [R-PR0]
#36 196 Rep. Lamb [D-PA17]
#37 191 Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#38 186 Rep. Norman [R-SC5]
#39 178 Rep. Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#40 160 Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#41 152 Rep. Rutherford [R-FL4]
#42 149 Rep. Bacon [R-NE2]
#43 147 Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#44 118 Rep. Cloud [R-TX27]
#45 112 Rep. Kustoff [R-TN8]
#46 107 Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#47 99 Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#48 97 Rep. Balderson [R-OH12]
#49 90 Rep. Smucker [R-PA11]
#50 44 Rep. Higgins [R-LA3]
#51 37 Rep. Gianforte [R-MT0]
#52 23 Rep. Comer [R-KY1]
#53 18 Rep. Gaetz [R-FL1]
#54 17 Rep. Dunn [R-FL2]
#55 5 Rep. Ferguson [R-GA3]
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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.