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2020 Report Cards
California Delegation / 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.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 1133 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#2 1056 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#3 944 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#4 938 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#5 836 Rep. Cisneros [D-CA39]
#6 771 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#7 760 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#8 757 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#9 736 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#10 728 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#11 723 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#11 723 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#13 707 Rep. Harder [D-CA10]
#14 706 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#15 672 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#16 648 Rep. Rouda [D-CA48]
#17 640 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#18 609 Rep. Cox [D-CA21]
#19 604 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#20 596 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#21 582 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#22 581 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#23 578 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#24 572 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#25 565 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#26 551 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#27 537 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#28 507 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#29 502 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#29 502 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#31 501 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#32 488 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#33 467 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#34 465 Rep. Porter [D-CA45]
#35 455 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#36 436 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#37 426 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#38 424 Rep. Levin [D-CA49]
#38 424 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#40 377 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#40 377 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#42 367 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#43 351 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#44 314 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#45 295 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#46 210 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#47 153 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#48 64 Rep. Nunes [R-CA22]
#49 38 Rep. Garcia [R-CA25]
#50 34 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#51 23 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.