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2020 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (Senate) / 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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The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 116th Congress.

Serving 10+ Years (Senate)
most cosponsors
#1 1515 Sen. Menendez [D-NJ]
#2 995 Sen. Rubio [R-FL]
#3 935 Sen. Cardin [D-MD]
#4 914 Sen. Durbin [D-IL]
#5 843 Sen. Murray [D-WA]
#6 811 Sen. Cornyn [R-TX]
#7 797 Sen. Collins [R-ME]
#8 796 Sen. Klobuchar [D-MN]
#9 755 Sen. Brown [D-OH]
#10 739 Sen. Merkley [D-OR]
#11 734 Sen. Graham [R-SC]
#12 703 Sen. Coons [D-DE]
#13 697 Sen. Casey [D-PA]
#14 685 Sen. Feinstein [D-CA]
#15 648 Sen. Shaheen [D-NH]
#16 634 Sen. Wyden [D-OR]
#17 615 Sen. Tester [D-MT]
#18 593 Sen. Blumenthal [D-CT]
#19 566 Sen. Grassley [R-IA]
#20 534 Sen. Udall [D-NM]
#21 519 Sen. Gillibrand [D-NY]
#22 507 Sen. Wicker [R-MS]
#23 485 Sen. Murkowski [R-AK]
#24 481 Sen. Portman [R-OH]
#25 458 Sen. Schumer [D-NY]
#26 451 Sen. Blunt [R-MO]
#27 423 Sen. Toomey [R-PA]
#28 421 Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI]
#29 364 Sen. Lee [R-UT]
#29 364 Sen. Thune [R-SD]
#31 362 Sen. Hoeven [R-ND]
#32 342 Sen. Warner [D-VA]
#33 329 Sen. Moran [R-KS]
#34 313 Sen. Manchin [D-WV]
#35 306 Sen. Stabenow [D-MI]
#36 305 Sen. Leahy [D-VT]
#37 304 Sen. Barrasso [R-WY]
#38 302 Sen. Inhofe [R-OK]
#39 289 Sen. Burr [R-NC]
#40 284 Sen. Crapo [R-ID]
#41 281 Sen. Bennet [D-CO]
#42 272 Sen. Reed [D-RI]
#43 263 Sen. Carper [D-DE]
#44 257 Sen. Boozman [R-AR]
#45 222 Sen. Risch [R-ID]
#46 221 Sen. Sanders [I-VT]
#47 213 Sen. Johnson [R-WI]
#48 188 Sen. Cantwell [D-WA]
#49 175 Sen. Enzi [R-WY]
#50 160 Sen. McConnell [R-KY]
#51 143 Sen. Paul [R-KY]
#52 137 Sen. Roberts [R-KS]
#53 135 Sen. Alexander [R-TN]
#54 2 Sen. Shelby [R-AL]
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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.