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Data: Quorum; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The top five most bipartisan freshman members of Congress, based on the number of bills they've co-sponsored having opposite-party sponsors, are all House Republicans, data collected by Quorum reveals.

By the numbers: Rep. Young Kim (R-Calif.) takes the lead with 58.57% of her co-sponsorships linked to bills written by Democrats.

  • Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) is the most bipartisan Senate Democratic freshman, at 28.3%, and Rep. Kaiali'i Kahele (D-Hawaii) leads House Democratic freshmen, at 8.1%.

Worth noting: Democrats naturally have a smaller percentage of bipartisan co-sponsorships, given they're currently in the House and Senate majorities.

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By the numbers: Freshmen who buck their party

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Data: Quorum via Congress.gov; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) votes against her party most often, at a rate of 16.3%, compared to all other freshman members in the House and Senate, data collected by Quorum reveals.

Driving the news: The top five freshman members who voted against their party the most are all Republicans — and four of the five are House Republicans.

May 18, 2021 - Politics & Policy

By the numbers: Calling congressional attendance

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Data: Quorum via Congress.gov; Table: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The top five freshman members of Congress who've missed the most votes this year are all House Republicans, according to data collected by Quorum.

By the numbers: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) led the pack, missing 16.2% of votes. Cawthorn ranks sixth overall among all members — both House and Senate — in terms of missed votes.

35 Republicans vote in favor of Jan. 6 commission

Pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The House of Representatives voted 252-175 on Wednesday to pass a bill to set up a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Why it matters: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and GOP leadership oppose the commission, but 35 House Republicans voted in support of the bill, underscoring the fault lines within the party in the aftermath of the insurrection.