113th Congress House Cosponsor Wrap-up

With the 113th Congress in the books, it is time to take a look at the final co-sponsorship standings. I was once told that “the number of cosponsors a bill collects is not important.” The stats this year contradict that assertion. Eighteen of the top twenty-five most cosponsored bills passed the House. At least one bill listed as merely “Introduced” – H.R. 721 (No. 25; and lobbied by yours truly) was enacted in part in H.R. 5771, the tax extenders bill. The same is true for H.R. 647. Counting those two bills, twelve of the top twenty-five most-cosponsored bills became law in the 113th Congress.

Stay tuned for the 114th Congress. 218and51.com will continue posting and expand coverage into votes and Senate cosponsorships.

Rank Bill Cosponsors Author Title Status
1 HR 647 Total: 380
194R 186D
Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) ABLE Act of 2013 Passed House
2 HR 850 Total: 378
218R 160D
Edward R. Royce (R-CA) Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013 Passed House
2 HR 3302 Total: 378
199R 179D
Jeff Miller (R-FL) To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as t… Became Law
4 HR 938 Total: 355
207R 148D
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2013 Passed House
5 HR 755 Total: 354
160R 194D
Michael T. McCaul (R-TX) To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patr… Introduced
6 HR 324 Total: 326
205R 121D
Jeff Miller (R-FL) To grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service For… Became Law
7 HR 4411 Total: 321
193R 128D
Mark Meadows (R-NC) Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014 Passed House
8 HR 685 Total: 312
183R 129D
Sam Johnson (R-TX) American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act Became Law
9 HR 1209 Total: 309
182R 127D
Pete Olson (R-TX) To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tok… Became Law
10 HR 627 Total: 307
143R 164D
Erik Paulsen (R-MN) National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Passed House
10 HR 1518 Total: 307
117R 190D
Ed Whitfield (R-KY) PAST Act Introduced
12 HR 2203 Total: 304
191R 113D
Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH) To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus, in r… Became Law
13 HR 2366 Total: 302
165R 137D
Doug Lamborn (R-CO) World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Became Law
14 HR 360 Total: 301
96R 205D
Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair,… Became Law
14 HR 1726 Total: 301
117R 184D
Bill Posey (R-FL) To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borin… Became Law
14 HR 2932 Total: 301
100R 201D
Joe Courtney (D-CT) United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act Introduced
17 HR 2939 Total: 299
112R 187D
Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA) To award the Congressional Gold Medal to Shimon Peres. Became Law
18 HR 3658 Total: 298
141R 157D
Kay Granger (R-TX) Monuments Men Recognition Act of 2013 Became Law
19 HR 2866 Total: 293
188R 105D
Lee Terry (R-NE) Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passed Senate
20 HR 523 Total: 275
229R 46D
Erik Paulsen (R-MN) Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013 Introduced
21 HR 1852 Total: 272
174R 98D
Kevin Yoder (R-KS) Email Privacy Act Introduced
22 HR 1563 Total: 267
141R 126D
Brett Guthrie (R-KY) Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2013 Introduced
23 HR 543 Total: 258
97R 161D
Christopher P. Gibson (R-NY) Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2013 Introduced
24 HRES 434 Total: 256
55R 201D
Karen Bass (D-CA) Honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Nelson Mandela and expressing condo… Passed House
25 HR 721 Total: 251
143R 108D
Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2013 Introduced

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