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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. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#2 69.1% Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#3 68.0% Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#4 63.4% Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#5 62.6% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#6 58.5% Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#7 58.0% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#8 57.8% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#9 56.3% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#10 51.2% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#11 50.8% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#12 50.0% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#13 49.7% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#14 49.5% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#15 49.5% Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#16 48.1% Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#17 47.6% Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#18 47.5% Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#19 47.4% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#20 46.9% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#21 46.4% Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#22 46.3% Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#23 45.6% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#24 45.5% Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#25 44.9% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 44.6% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#27 44.6% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#28 43.6% Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#29 43.5% Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#30 43.2% Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#31 43.2% Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#32 42.9% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#33 42.6% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#34 42.4% Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#35 41.9% Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#36 41.8% Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#37 41.7% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#38 41.7% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#39 41.2% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#40 41.1% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#41 41.1% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#42 41.0% Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#43 40.8% Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#44 40.6% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#45 40.5% Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#46 40.3% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#47 40.0% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#48 39.9% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#49 39.7% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#50 39.7% Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#51 39.4% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#52 39.1% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#53 38.9% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#54 38.6% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#55 38.5% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#56 38.5% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#57 38.3% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#58 37.9% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#59 37.9% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#60 37.5% Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#61 37.4% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#62 37.2% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#63 37.1% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#64 36.6% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#65 36.4% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#66 35.7% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#67 35.3% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#68 35.2% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#69 35.1% Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#70 34.9% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#71 34.9% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#72 34.8% Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#73 34.6% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#74 34.6% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#75 34.4% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#76 34.3% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#77 34.3% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#78 34.3% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#79 33.9% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#80 33.8% Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#81 33.6% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#82 33.3% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#82 33.3% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#82 33.3% Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#85 33.2% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#86 33.1% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#87 32.6% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#88 32.6% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#89 32.4% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#90 32.3% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#91 32.2% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#92 31.8% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#92 31.8% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#94 31.7% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#95 31.3% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#96 31.2% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#97 31.2% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#98 31.1% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#99 31.0% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#100 30.8% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#101 30.7% Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#102 30.7% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#103 30.7% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#104 30.6% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#105 30.4% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#106 30.2% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#107 30.1% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#108 30.0% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#108 30.0% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#110 29.8% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#111 29.8% Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#112 29.6% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#113 29.6% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#114 29.5% Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#115 29.5% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#116 29.4% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#117 29.1% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#118 28.5% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#119 28.5% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#120 28.5% Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#121 28.4% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#122 28.4% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#123 28.3% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#124 28.2% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#125 28.0% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#126 27.9% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#127 27.8% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#128 27.6% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#129 27.5% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#130 27.5% Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#131 27.3% Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#131 27.3% Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#133 27.0% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#134 26.5% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#135 26.2% Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#136 26.1% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#137 26.0% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#138 26.0% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#139 26.0% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#140 26.0% Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#141 25.9% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#142 25.8% Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#143 25.7% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#144 25.7% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#145 25.7% Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#146 25.5% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#147 25.4% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#148 25.3% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#149 25.2% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#150 25.0% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#151 24.3% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#152 24.1% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#153 24.1% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#154 23.8% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#155 23.6% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#156 23.5% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#157 23.5% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#158 23.2% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#159 23.1% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#160 23.0% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#161 23.0% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#162 23.0% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#163 22.7% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#164 22.6% Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#165 22.6% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#165 22.6% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#167 22.5% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#168 22.2% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#169 21.7% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#170 21.7% Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#171 21.6% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#172 21.4% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#173 21.2% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#174 20.9% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#175 20.5% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#176 20.4% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#177 20.2% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#178 20.2% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#179 20.0% Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#180 19.8% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#181 19.7% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#182 19.7% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#183 19.6% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#184 19.5% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#184 19.5% Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#186 19.3% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#187 19.1% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#188 19.0% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#189 19.0% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#190 18.8% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#191 18.7% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#192 18.4% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#193 18.2% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#194 17.7% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#195 17.0% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#196 16.4% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#197 16.2% Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#198 15.9% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#199 15.2% Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#200 15.0% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#201 14.5% Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#202 14.3% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#203 13.2% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#204 13.2% Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#205 11.1% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#206 4.3% Rep. Nancy 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

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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