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2013 Report Cards
House Democrats / Joining Bipartisan Bills

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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

House Democrats
most often
#1 73.1% Rep. Matheson [D-UT4]
#2 69.1% Rep. Barrow [D-GA12]
#3 68.0% Rep. McIntyre [D-NC7]
#4 63.4% Rep. Rahall [D-WV3]
#5 62.6% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#6 58.5% Rep. Owens [D-NY21]
#7 58.0% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#8 57.8% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#9 56.3% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#10 51.2% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#11 50.8% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#12 50.0% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#13 49.7% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#14 49.5% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#15 49.5% Rep. Gallego [D-TX23]
#16 48.1% Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#17 47.6% Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#18 47.5% Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#19 47.4% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#20 46.9% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#21 46.4% Rep. Barber [D-AZ2]
#22 46.3% Rep. Maffei [D-NY24]
#23 45.6% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#24 45.5% Rep. Garcia [D-FL26]
#25 44.9% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 44.6% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#27 44.6% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#28 43.6% Rep. Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1]
#29 43.5% Rep. Michaud [D-ME2]
#30 43.2% Rep. Peters [D-MI14]
#31 43.2% Rep. Braley [D-IA1]
#32 42.9% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#33 42.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#34 42.4% Rep. Andrews [D-NJ1]
#35 41.9% Rep. Carney [D-DE]
#36 41.8% Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#37 41.7% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#38 41.7% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#39 41.2% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#40 41.1% Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#41 41.1% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#42 41.0% Rep. McCarthy [D-NY4]
#43 40.8% Rep. Bishop [D-NY1]
#44 40.6% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#45 40.5% Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#46 40.3% Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#47 40.0% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#48 39.9% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#49 39.7% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#50 39.7% Rep. Enyart [D-IL12]
#51 39.4% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#52 39.1% Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#53 38.9% Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#54 38.6% Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#55 38.5% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#56 38.5% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#57 38.3% Rep. Welch [D-VT]
#58 37.9% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#59 37.9% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#60 37.5% Rep. Horsford [D-NV4]
#61 37.4% Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#62 37.2% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#63 37.1% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#64 36.6% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#65 36.4% Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#66 35.7% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#67 35.3% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#68 35.2% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#69 35.1% Rep. Schwartz [D-PA13]
#70 34.9% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#71 34.9% Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#72 34.8% Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#73 34.6% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#74 34.6% Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#75 34.4% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#76 34.3% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#77 34.3% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#78 34.3% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#79 33.9% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#80 33.8% Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#81 33.6% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#82 33.3% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#82 33.3% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#82 33.3% Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#85 33.2% Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#86 33.1% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#87 32.6% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#88 32.6% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#89 32.4% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#90 32.3% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#91 32.2% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#92 31.8% Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#92 31.8% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#94 31.7% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#95 31.3% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#96 31.2% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#97 31.2% Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#98 31.1% Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#99 31.0% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#100 30.8% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#101 30.7% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#102 30.7% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#103 30.7% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#104 30.6% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#105 30.4% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#106 30.2% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#107 30.1% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#108 30.0% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#108 30.0% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#110 29.8% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#111 29.8% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#112 29.6% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#113 29.6% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#114 29.5% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR]
#115 29.5% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#116 29.4% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#117 29.1% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#118 28.5% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#119 28.5% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#120 28.5% Rep. Negrete McLeod [D-CA35]
#121 28.4% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#122 28.4% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#123 28.3% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#124 28.2% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#125 28.0% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#126 27.9% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#127 27.8% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#128 27.6% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#129 27.5% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#130 27.5% Rep. Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#131 27.3% Rep. Pastor [D-AZ7]
#131 27.3% Rep. Tierney [D-MA6]
#133 27.0% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#134 26.5% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#135 26.2% Rep. Waxman [D-CA33]
#136 26.1% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#137 26.0% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#138 26.0% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#139 26.0% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#140 26.0% Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#141 25.9% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#142 25.8% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU]
#143 25.7% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#144 25.7% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#145 25.7% Rep. Moran [D-VA8]
#146 25.5% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#147 25.4% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#148 25.3% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#149 25.2% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#150 25.0% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#151 24.3% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#152 24.1% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#153 24.1% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#154 23.8% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#155 23.6% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#156 23.5% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#157 23.5% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#158 23.2% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#159 23.1% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#160 23.0% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#161 23.0% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#162 23.0% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#163 22.7% Rep. Holt [D-NJ12]
#164 22.6% Rep. Faleomavaega [D-AS]
#165 22.6% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#165 22.6% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#167 22.5% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#168 22.2% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#169 21.7% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#170 21.7% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#171 21.6% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#172 21.4% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#173 21.2% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#174 20.9% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#175 20.5% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#176 20.4% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#177 20.2% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#178 20.2% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#179 20.0% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#180 19.8% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#181 19.7% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#182 19.7% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#183 19.6% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#184 19.5% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#184 19.5% Rep. Miller [D-CA11]
#186 19.3% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#187 19.1% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#188 19.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#189 19.0% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#190 18.8% Rep. Norton [D-DC]
#191 18.7% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#192 18.4% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#193 18.2% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#194 17.7% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#195 17.0% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#196 16.4% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#197 16.2% Rep. Christensen [D-VI]
#198 15.9% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#199 15.2% Rep. Sablan [D-MP]
#200 15.0% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#201 14.5% Rep. Watt [D-NC12]
#202 14.3% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#203 13.2% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#204 13.2% Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#205 11.1% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#206 4.3% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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 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.