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.
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