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The Roll Call Clout Index (113th 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: States are scored from 1 to 100 using a formula that accounts for a wide variety of criteria, including size of the delegation, seniority, number of full committee chairmen and ranking members, and per capita federal spending received.


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 35.0 16 38.0 21 4.8
Alaska 30.6 21 100.0 1 0.7
Arizona 25.5 33 22.7 42 6.6
Arkansas 19.8 45 32.3 29 2.9
California 100.0 1 17.8 49 38.0
Colorado 23.1 39 25.2 39 5.2
Connecticut 26.2 31 36.6 23 3.6
Delaware 27.7 27 90.4 2 0.9
Florida 88.7 2 30.0 33 19.3
Georgia 34.8 18 21.3 44 9.9
Hawaii 34.5 19 84.4 4 1.4
Idaho 21.6 44 52.9 14 1.6
Illinois 34.8 17 17.1 50 12.9
Indiana 22.4 42 20.0 47 6.5
Iowa 29.3 23 47.9 15 3.1
Kansas 21.7 43 35.5 25 2.9
Kentucky 30.3 22 37.1 22 4.4
Louisiana 68.0 4 83.3 5 4.6
Maine 25.6 32 62.6 9 1.3
Maryland 43.2 9 42.3 17 5.9
Massachusetts 33.3 20 29.6 35 6.6
Michigan 51.6 7 31.6 30 9.9
Minnesota 24.6 35 24.1 41 5.4
Mississippi 35.9 15 58.7 11 3.0
Missouri 26.6 30 26.1 37 6.0
Montana 23.1 40 75.5 7 1.0
Nebraska 18.4 47 36.1 24 1.9
Nevada 18.3 48 29.8 34 2.8
New Hampshire 14.4 50 35.4 26 1.3
New Jersey 49.0 8 34.3 27 8.9
New Mexico 24.3 36 47.6 16 2.1
New York 64.4 5 21.7 43 19.6
North Carolina 37.7 13 24.6 40 9.8
North Dakota 27.3 28 89.0 3 0.7
Ohio 36.8 14 20.0 46 11.5
Oklahoma 24.1 38 33.7 28 3.8
Oregon 27.8 26 38.9 20 3.9
Pennsylvania 38.6 10 18.9 48 12.8
Rhode Island 24.7 34 60.4 10 1.1
South Carolina 38.2 12 41.5 18 4.7
South Dakota 24.2 37 78.9 6 0.8
Tennessee 28.3 24 25.2 38 6.5
Texas 80.0 3 20.6 45 26.1
Utah 18.5 46 30.2 32 2.9
Vermont 22.7 41 74.0 8 0.6
Virginia 51.7 6 38.9 19 8.2
Washington 38.5 11 31.5 31 6.9
West Virginia 28.0 25 54.9 13 1.9
Wisconsin 27.2 29 26.7 36 5.7
Wyoming 17.5 49 57.1 12 0.6