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2013 Report Cards
House Democrats / Working with the Other Chamber

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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2013 that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 6 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#1 6 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#3 5 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#3 5 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#3 5 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#3 5 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#3 5 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#3 5 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#9 4 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#9 4 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#9 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#9 4 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#9 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#9 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#9 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#9 4 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#9 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#9 4 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#9 4 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#9 4 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#9 4 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#9 4 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#23 3 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#23 3 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#23 3 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#23 3 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#23 3 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#23 3 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#23 3 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#23 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#23 3 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#23 3 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#23 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#23 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#23 3 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#23 3 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#23 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#23 3 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#23 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#23 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#23 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#42 2 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#42 2 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#42 2 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#42 2 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#42 2 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#42 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#42 2 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#42 2 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#42 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#42 2 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#42 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#42 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#42 2 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#42 2 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#42 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#42 2 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#42 2 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#42 2 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#42 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#42 2 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#42 2 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#42 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#42 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#42 2 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#42 2 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#42 2 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#42 2 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#42 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#42 2 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#42 2 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#42 2 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#42 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#42 2 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#42 2 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#42 2 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#77 1 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#77 1 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#77 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#77 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#77 1 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#77 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#77 1 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#77 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#77 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#77 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#77 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#77 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#77 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#77 1 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#77 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#77 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#77 1 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#77 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#77 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#77 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#77 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#77 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#77 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#77 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#77 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#77 1 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#77 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#77 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#77 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#77 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#77 1 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#77 1 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#77 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#77 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#77 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#77 1 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#77 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#77 1 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#77 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#77 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#77 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#77 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#77 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#77 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#77 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#77 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#77 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#77 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#77 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#77 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#77 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#77 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#77 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#77 1 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#131 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#131 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#131 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#131 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#131 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#131 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#131 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#131 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#131 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#131 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#131 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#131 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#131 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#131 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#131 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#131 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#131 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#131 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#131 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#131 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#131 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#131 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#131 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#131 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#131 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#131 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#131 0 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#131 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#131 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#131 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#131 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#131 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#131 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#131 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#131 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#131 0 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#131 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#131 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#131 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#131 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#131 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#131 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#131 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#131 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#131 0 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#131 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#131 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#131 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#131 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#131 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#131 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#131 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#131 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#131 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#131 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#131 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#131 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#131 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#131 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#131 0 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#131 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#131 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.