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2022 Report Cards
California Delegation / Bills Cosponsored

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 117th Congress (Jan 3, 2021-Jan 3, 2023), as of Feb 12, 2023.

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 117th Congress.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 1034 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#2 841 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#3 831 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#4 823 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#5 816 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#6 813 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#7 783 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#8 728 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#9 691 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#10 684 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#11 667 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#12 645 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#13 639 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#14 633 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#15 619 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#16 613 Rep. Porter [D-CA45]
#17 592 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#18 590 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#19 582 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#20 576 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#21 574 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#22 563 Rep. Jacobs [D-CA53]
#23 554 Rep. Levin [D-CA49]
#24 527 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#25 523 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#26 518 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#27 503 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#28 499 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#29 485 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#30 479 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#31 457 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#32 443 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#33 434 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#34 420 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#35 415 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#36 414 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#37 412 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#38 401 Rep. Kim [R-CA39]
#39 368 Rep. Harder [D-CA10]
#40 348 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#41 315 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#42 305 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#43 291 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#44 264 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#45 263 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#46 259 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#47 241 Rep. Obernolte [R-CA8]
#48 223 Rep. Issa [R-CA50]
#49 209 Rep. Steel [R-CA48]
#50 166 Rep. Garcia [R-CA25]
#51 71 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#52 47 Rep. Conway [R-CA22]
#53 29 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 117th Congress) was the 117th Congress (freshmen) or 116th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.