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2013 Report Cards
House Democrats / Powerful Cosponsors

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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2013 that 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.

House Democrats
most often
#1 14 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#2 9 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#2 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#2 9 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#5 7 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#5 7 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#5 7 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#5 7 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#9 6 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#9 6 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#9 6 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#9 6 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#9 6 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#14 5 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#14 5 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#14 5 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#14 5 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#14 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#19 4 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#19 4 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#19 4 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#19 4 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#19 4 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#19 4 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#19 4 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#19 4 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#19 4 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#19 4 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#19 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#19 4 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#19 4 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#19 4 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#33 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#33 3 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#33 3 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#33 3 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#33 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#33 3 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#33 3 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#33 3 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#33 3 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#33 3 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#33 3 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#33 3 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#33 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#33 3 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#33 3 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#33 3 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#33 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#33 3 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#33 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#33 3 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#33 3 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#33 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#59 2 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#59 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#59 2 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#59 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#59 2 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#59 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#59 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#59 2 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#59 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#59 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#59 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#59 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#59 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#59 2 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#59 2 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#59 2 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#59 2 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#59 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#59 2 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#59 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#59 2 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#80 1 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#80 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#80 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#80 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#80 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#80 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#80 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#80 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#80 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#80 1 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#80 1 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#80 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#80 1 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#80 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#80 1 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#80 1 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#80 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#80 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#80 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#80 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#80 1 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#80 1 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#80 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#80 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#80 1 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#80 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#80 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#80 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#80 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#80 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#80 1 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#80 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#80 1 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#80 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#80 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#80 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#80 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#80 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#80 1 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#80 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#80 1 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#80 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#80 1 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#80 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#80 1 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#80 1 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#80 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#80 1 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#80 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#80 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#80 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#80 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#80 1 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#80 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#80 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#80 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#80 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#80 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#80 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#80 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#80 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#80 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#80 1 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#143 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#143 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#143 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#143 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#143 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#143 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#143 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#143 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#143 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#143 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#143 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#143 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#143 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#143 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#143 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#143 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#143 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#143 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#143 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#143 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#143 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#143 0 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#143 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#143 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#143 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#143 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#143 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#143 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#143 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#143 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#143 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#143 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#143 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#143 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#143 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#143 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#143 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#143 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#143 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#143 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#143 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#143 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#143 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#143 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#143 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#143 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#143 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#143 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#143 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#143 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#143 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#143 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#143 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#143 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#143 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#143 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#143 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#143 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#143 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#143 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#143 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#143 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#143 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#143 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#143 0 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
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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.

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