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2022 Report Cards
California Delegation / Cosponsors

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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The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 117th Congress.

California Delegation
most cosponsors
#1 2322 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#2 2063 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#3 1431 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#4 1348 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#5 1097 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#6 1082 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#7 945 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#8 907 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#9 835 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#10 829 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#11 807 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#12 737 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#13 727 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#14 722 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#15 717 Rep. Porter [D-CA45]
#16 690 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#17 683 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#18 643 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#19 635 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#20 617 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#21 601 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#22 551 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#23 545 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#24 530 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#25 528 Rep. McClintock [R-CA4]
#26 470 Rep. Kim [R-CA39]
#27 413 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#28 404 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#29 367 Rep. Levin [D-CA49]
#30 357 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#31 331 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#32 324 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#33 323 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#34 322 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#35 310 Rep. Jacobs [D-CA53]
#36 289 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#37 287 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#38 268 Rep. Steel [R-CA48]
#39 251 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#40 250 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#41 193 Rep. Issa [R-CA50]
#42 188 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#43 186 Rep. Calvert [R-CA42]
#44 183 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#45 177 Rep. McCarthy [R-CA23]
#46 173 Rep. Harder [D-CA10]
#47 160 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#48 148 Rep. LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#49 146 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#50 90 Rep. Garcia [R-CA25]
#51 56 Rep. Obernolte [R-CA8]
#52 41 Rep. Valadao [R-CA21]
#53 2 Rep. Conway [R-CA22]
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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.