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The Roll Call Clout Index (114th Congress)

Since 1990, Roll Call has been tracking the potential influence each state has on national affairs. The largest states regularly rank at the top, but not when measured on a per-lawmaker basis.



Ala.
Alaska
Ariz.
Ark.
Calif.
Colo.
Conn.
Del.
Fla.
Ga.
Hawaii
Idaho
Ill.
Ind.
Iowa
Kan.
Ky.
La.
Maine
Md.
Mass.
Mich.
Minn.
Miss.
Mo.
Mont.
Neb.
Nev.
N.H.
N.J.
N.M.
N.Y.
N.C.
N.D.
Ohio
Okla.
Ore.
Pa.
R.I.
S.C.
S.D.
Tenn.
Texas
Utah
Va.
Vt.
Wash.
Wis.
W. Va.
Wyo.

Total Clout Index: Each state’s delegation is scored using a weighted formula including total size, seniority, percentage from the party in power, chairmen and ranking members, and assignments to exclusive committees. (As of 2015, we no longer include per capita federal spending.)


Clout Per Member Index: Also scored from 1 to 100, this is the indexed result of the state's Total Clout score divided by the number of members of Congress representing the state. This number gives you a sense of the state's influence relative to its population.

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State Total
Clout Index
Rank
(Total)
Clout Per Member Index Rank
(Per Member)
Population
in millions
Alabama 19.3 16 44.7 13 4.8
Alaska 11.8 32 100.0 1 0.7
Arizona 14.2 27 21.8 44 6.7
Arkansas 8.8 38 29.4 34 3.0
California 100.0 1 32.6 30 38.8
Colorado 10.3 33 18.9 47 5.4
Connecticut 9.8 36 26.5 38 3.6
Delaware 4.1 48 33.1 28 0.9
Florida 44.9 4 26.2 40 19.9
Georgia 25.4 11 28.4 36 10.1
Hawaii 1.0 50 1.0 50 1.4
Idaho 10.0 35 59.4 8 1.6
Illinois 33.0 6 29.4 33 12.9
Indiana 15.6 23 25.1 41 6.6
Iowa 12.3 31 44.5 14 3.1
Kansas 15.1 25 56.5 9 2.9
Kentucky 23.0 13 64.5 6 4.4
Louisiana 13.9 30 34.6 25 4.6
Maine 5.9 44 32.6 29 1.3
Maryland 25.9 10 55.9 10 6.0
Massachusetts 14.1 28 21.5 45 6.7
Michigan 29.2 8 34.5 26 9.9
Minnesota 15.7 22 29.5 32 5.5
Mississippi 18.9 18 73.0 4 3.0
Missouri 15.5 24 28.8 35 6.1
Montana 5.5 45 45.9 12 1.0
Nebraska 5.9 43 23.2 43 1.9
Nevada 10.1 34 34.9 24 2.8
New Hampshire 3.4 49 16.8 49 1.3
New Jersey 27.1 9 37.7 23 8.9
New Mexico 4.9 46 17.9 48 2.1
New York 58.3 3 38.2 21 19.7
North Carolina 21.4 15 24.4 42 9.9
North Dakota 4.7 47 38.6 19 0.7
Ohio 35.3 5 37.8 22 11.6
Oklahoma 13.9 29 41.9 15 3.9
Oregon 17.6 19 55.6 11 4.0
Pennsylvania 31.5 7 27.5 37 12.8
Rhode Island 6.1 42 34.0 27 1.1
South Carolina 14.5 26 31.0 31 4.8
South Dakota 8.3 40 69.8 5 0.9
Tennessee 21.8 14 39.6 18 6.5
Texas 80.1 2 40.4 16 27.0
Utah 16.6 20 63.3 7 2.9
Vermont 9.1 37 77.1 2 0.6
Virginia 15.8 21 19.3 46 8.3
Washington 24.0 12 40.0 17 7.1
Wisconsin 19.2 17 38.5 20 5.8
West Virginia 6.5 41 26.3 39 1.9
Wyoming 8.8 39 74.3 3 0.6