skip to main content

2020 Report Cards
Senate Republicans / 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.

Page Icon



The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 116th Congress.

Senate Republicans
most cosponsors
#1 995 Sen. Rubio [R-FL]
#2 811 Sen. Cornyn [R-TX]
#3 797 Sen. Collins [R-ME]
#4 734 Sen. Graham [R-SC]
#5 566 Sen. Grassley [R-IA]
#6 507 Sen. Wicker [R-MS]
#7 485 Sen. Murkowski [R-AK]
#8 481 Sen. Portman [R-OH]
#9 451 Sen. Blunt [R-MO]
#10 431 Sen. Cruz [R-TX]
#11 423 Sen. Toomey [R-PA]
#12 387 Sen. Scott [R-SC]
#13 364 Sen. Lee [R-UT]
#13 364 Sen. Thune [R-SD]
#15 362 Sen. Hoeven [R-ND]
#16 331 Sen. Cassidy [R-LA]
#17 329 Sen. Moran [R-KS]
#18 327 Sen. Daines [R-MT]
#19 324 Sen. Gardner [R-CO]
#20 320 Sen. Ernst [R-IA]
#21 307 Sen. Young [R-IN]
#22 304 Sen. Barrasso [R-WY]
#23 302 Sen. Inhofe [R-OK]
#24 289 Sen. Burr [R-NC]
#25 287 Sen. Cotton [R-AR]
#26 284 Sen. Crapo [R-ID]
#27 270 Sen. Sullivan [R-AK]
#28 260 Sen. Blackburn [R-TN]
#29 257 Sen. Boozman [R-AR]
#30 228 Sen. Braun [R-IN]
#31 227 Sen. Perdue [R-GA]
#32 222 Sen. Risch [R-ID]
#33 213 Sen. Johnson [R-WI]
#34 202 Sen. Kennedy [R-LA]
#35 200 Sen. Lankford [R-OK]
#36 185 Sen. Tillis [R-NC]
#37 175 Sen. Enzi [R-WY]
#38 171 Sen. Cramer [R-ND]
#39 168 Sen. Capito [R-WV]
#40 161 Sen. Hawley [R-MO]
#41 160 Sen. McConnell [R-KY]
#42 144 Sen. Sasse [R-NE]
#43 143 Sen. Paul [R-KY]
#44 137 Sen. Roberts [R-KS]
#45 135 Sen. Alexander [R-TN]
#46 134 Sen. Scott [R-FL]
#47 125 Sen. Hyde-Smith [R-MS]
#48 113 Sen. Fischer [R-NE]
#49 112 Sen. Rounds [R-SD]
#50 54 Sen. Romney [R-UT]
#51 51 Sen. Loeffler [R-GA]
#52 2 Sen. Shelby [R-AL]
Export to CSV...

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.