The following sponsorship figures are based on the House bills that were scored by NTUF within the month of September (totals include both sponsors and cosponsors):
- Most Bills Overall: 25 by Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
- Most Spending Bills: 11 by Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
- Most Cut Bills: 5 by Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Tom McClintock (R-CA)
- Most No Cost Bills: 16 by Laura Richardson (D-CA)
The following sponsorship figures are based on the Senate bills that were scored by NTUF within the month of September (totals include both sponsors and cosponsors):
- Most Bills Overall: 36 by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
- Most Spending Bills: 8 by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
- Most Cut Bills: 1 by Roy Blunt (R-MO), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), and James Inhofe (R-OK)
- Most No Cost Bills: 10 by Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Mike Johanns (R-NE)
By The Numbers
During the month of September, NTUF analysts scored 384 bills to determine their impact on the federal budget. Of those, 274 were House bills with 126 introduced in the past month. In the Senate, 110 bills were able to be scored, including 55 bills sponsored in September.
The 274 House bills scored by NTUF in September would increase spending by $724.5 billion a year. Totals exclude offsetting provisions.
The largest spending increase proposals include:
- H.R. 1200, to establish universal health care programs in states at a cost of $3.98 trillion over five years.
- H.R. 870, to fund new jobs programs targeted at the needs of those already unemployed and disadvantaged youth, resulting in $503 billion in new spending.
- H.R. 2948, to allocate more tax dollars toward improving America’s education infrastructure, which would authorize $15 billion over three years.
House savings legislation include:
- H.R. 371, to allow health care insurers to sell plans across states lines at a savings of $155 billion over five years.
- H.R. 2560, to institute a discretionary spending cap and require a balanced federal budget, saving $111 billion over one year.
- H.R. 235, to cut 48 spending provisions through program terminations and reductions at a net savings of $39.6 billion in one year.