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2013 Report Cards
House Democrats / Committee Positions

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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Democrats
most committee positions
#1 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#2 5 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#2 5 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#2 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#2 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#2 5 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#2 5 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#2 5 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#2 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 5 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#2 5 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#2 5 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#2 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#2 5 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#2 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#2 5 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#2 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#2 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#2 5 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#22 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#22 2 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#24 1 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#24 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#24 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#24 1 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#24 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#24 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#24 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#24 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#24 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#24 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#24 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#24 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#24 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#24 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#24 1 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#24 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#24 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#24 1 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#24 1 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#24 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#24 1 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#24 1 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#24 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#24 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#24 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#24 1 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#24 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#24 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#24 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#24 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#24 1 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#24 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#24 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#24 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#24 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#24 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#24 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#24 1 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#24 1 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#24 1 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#24 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#24 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#24 1 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#24 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#24 1 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#24 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#24 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#24 1 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#24 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#24 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#24 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#24 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#24 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#24 1 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#24 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#24 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#24 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#24 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#24 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#24 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#24 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#24 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#24 1 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#24 1 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#24 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#24 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#24 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#24 1 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#116 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#116 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#116 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#116 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#116 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#116 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#116 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#116 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#116 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#116 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#116 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#116 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#116 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#116 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#116 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#116 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#116 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#116 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#116 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#116 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#116 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#116 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#116 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#116 0 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#116 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#116 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#116 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#116 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#116 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#116 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#116 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#116 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#116 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#116 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#116 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#116 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#116 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#116 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#116 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#116 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#116 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#116 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#116 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#116 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#116 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#116 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#116 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#116 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#116 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#116 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#116 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#116 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#116 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#116 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#116 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#116 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#116 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#116 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#116 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#116 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#116 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#116 0 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#116 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#116 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#116 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#116 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#116 0 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#116 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#116 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#116 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#116 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#116 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#116 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#116 0 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#116 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#116 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#116 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#116 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#116 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#116 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#116 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#116 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#116 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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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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