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2013 Report Cards
House Democrats / Laws Enacted

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Dec 1, 2014.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a 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 legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative 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.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in 2013. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Democrats
most laws
#1 3 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 1 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#2 1 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#2 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#2 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#2 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#2 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#2 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#10 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#10 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#10 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#10 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#10 0 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#10 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#10 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#10 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#10 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#10 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#10 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#10 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#10 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#10 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#10 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#10 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#10 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#10 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#10 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#10 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#10 0 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#10 0 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#10 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#10 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#10 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#10 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#10 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#10 0 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#10 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#10 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#10 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#10 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#10 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#10 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#10 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#10 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#10 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#10 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#10 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#10 0 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#10 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#10 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#10 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#10 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#10 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#10 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#10 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#10 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#10 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#10 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#10 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#10 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#10 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#10 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#10 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#10 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#10 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#10 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#10 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#10 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#10 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#10 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#10 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#10 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#10 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#10 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#10 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#10 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#10 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#10 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#10 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#10 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#10 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#10 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#10 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#10 0 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#10 0 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#10 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#10 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#10 0 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#10 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#10 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#10 0 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#10 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#10 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#10 0 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#10 0 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#10 0 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#10 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#10 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#10 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#10 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#10 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#10 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#10 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#10 0 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#10 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#10 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#10 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#10 0 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#10 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#10 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#10 0 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#10 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#10 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#10 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#10 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#10 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#10 0 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#10 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#10 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#10 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#10 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#10 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#10 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#10 0 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#10 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#10 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#10 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#10 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#10 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#10 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#10 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#10 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#10 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#10 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#10 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#10 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#10 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#10 0 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#10 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#10 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#10 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#10 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#10 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#10 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#10 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#10 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#10 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#10 0 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#10 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#10 0 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#10 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#10 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#10 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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We only count enacted bills (and joint resolutions) that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through companion bills or incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

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 2013) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.