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Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Illinois's 8th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2017 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Krishnamoorthi’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Krishnamoorthi’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Got their bills out of committee the 3rd least often compared to Illinois Delegation

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Krishnamoorthi introduced 2 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 1617: KREMLIN Act; H.R. 1844: To designate the facility of …

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (11th percentile); House Sophomores (31st percentile); House Democrats (13th percentile); All Representatives (32nd percentile).


 

Was 4th most present in votes compared to House Sophomores (tied with 1 other)

Krishnamoorthi missed 0.3% of votes (3 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Krishnamoorthi’s Profile »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (6th percentile); House Sophomores (5th percentile); All Representatives (8th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 4th most often compared to House Sophomores (tied with 2 others)

10 of Krishnamoorthi’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 595: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of …; H.Res. 1076: Expressing the sense of Congress …; H.Res. 1170: Commemorating the life of Mohandas …; H.Res. 1217: Recognizing the religious and historical …; H.R. 1348: Presidential Pardon Transparency Act of …; H.R. 1454: COOL OFF Act; H.R. 4118: Hate Crimes Commission Act of …; H.R. 6401: Ban Conflicted Trading Act; H.R. 7255: Coronavirus Health Care Worker Wellness …; H.R. 8402: To direct the Joint Committee …

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (78th percentile); House Sophomores (89th percentile); House Democrats (79th percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).


 

Ranked the 7th top leader compared to House Sophomores

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Krishnamoorthi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (61st percentile); House Sophomores (87th percentile); House Democrats (60th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).


 

Got the 10th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Sophomores

Krishnamoorthi’s bills and resolutions had 575 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (56th percentile); House Sophomores (82nd percentile); House Democrats (59th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 14th most bills compared to House Sophomores

Krishnamoorthi cosponsored 469 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (56th percentile); House Sophomores (75th percentile); House Democrats (41st percentile); All Representatives (67th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 14th least often compared to House Sophomores

Of the 469 bills that Krishnamoorthi cosponsored, 12% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (56th percentile); House Sophomores (24th percentile); House Democrats (71st percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Ranked 15th most politically left compared to House Sophomores

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Krishnamoorthi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (50th percentile); House Sophomores (25th percentile); House Democrats (69th percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).


 

Introduced the 79th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 4 others)

Krishnamoorthi introduced 36 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (56th percentile); House Sophomores (80th percentile); House Democrats (71st percentile); All Representatives (81st percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 88th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 15 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 16 of Krishnamoorthi’s 36 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Krishnamoorthi caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (56th percentile); House Sophomores (76th percentile); House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Laws Enacted

Krishnamoorthi introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 1844: To designate the facility of …

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (39th percentile); House Sophomores (35th percentile); House Democrats (25th percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 5 of Krishnamoorthi’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 2807: Help Students Vote Act; H.R. 5241: Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees …; H.R. 5482: PREVENT Act of 2020; H.R. 6401: Ban Conflicted Trading Act; H.R. 7706: National Emergency Student Vote Act

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (44th percentile); House Sophomores (60th percentile); House Democrats (48th percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Committee Positions

Krishnamoorthi held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Krishnamoorthi’s Profile »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (39th percentile); House Sophomores (62nd percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.