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2013 Report Cards
House Democrats / 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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2013.

House Democrats
most cosponsors
#1 975 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#2 870 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 862 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#4 854 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#5 614 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#6 581 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#7 578 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#8 560 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#9 554 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#10 539 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#11 502 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#12 494 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#13 462 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#14 431 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#15 418 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#16 401 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#17 384 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#18 383 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#19 380 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#20 368 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#21 332 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#22 328 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#23 314 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#24 313 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#25 312 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#26 309 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#27 298 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#28 292 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#29 280 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#30 270 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#31 267 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#32 264 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#33 261 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#34 259 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#35 242 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#36 241 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#37 239 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#38 238 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#38 238 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#40 231 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#40 231 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#40 231 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#43 229 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#44 225 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#44 225 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#46 223 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#47 213 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#48 208 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#49 202 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#50 199 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#51 198 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#52 197 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#52 197 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#54 195 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#55 192 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#55 192 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#57 191 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#58 188 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#59 183 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#60 182 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#61 176 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#62 174 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#63 168 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#64 166 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#64 166 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#66 163 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#67 155 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#68 154 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#69 149 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#69 149 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#69 149 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#72 147 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#73 144 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#73 144 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#75 142 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#76 141 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#77 140 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#78 137 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#79 136 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#80 130 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#81 129 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#82 128 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#82 128 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#84 126 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#85 125 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#86 123 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#86 123 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#86 123 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#86 123 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#90 121 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#91 115 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#91 115 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#93 114 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#94 113 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#94 113 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#96 110 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#96 110 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#96 110 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#99 108 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#100 106 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#100 106 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#100 106 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#103 103 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#103 103 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#105 102 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#106 101 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#107 99 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#107 99 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#109 97 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#110 96 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#110 96 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#110 96 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#113 95 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#114 92 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#114 92 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#116 91 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#117 88 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#118 87 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#119 86 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#120 83 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#121 81 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#122 80 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#123 78 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#123 78 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#125 77 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#125 77 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#125 77 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#128 75 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#128 75 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#130 74 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#130 74 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#132 73 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#132 73 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#132 73 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#135 71 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#135 71 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#137 70 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#137 70 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#139 69 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#140 67 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#140 67 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#142 64 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#143 63 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#144 62 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#145 61 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#146 60 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#146 60 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#148 59 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#149 58 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#149 58 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#151 57 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#152 55 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#153 54 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#153 54 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#155 48 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#156 47 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#157 46 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#157 46 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#159 45 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#160 44 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#161 43 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#162 42 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#163 37 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#164 36 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#164 36 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#164 36 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#164 36 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#168 33 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#169 30 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#169 30 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#169 30 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#172 29 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#173 28 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#174 27 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#175 25 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#176 24 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#176 24 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#176 24 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#179 22 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#179 22 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#181 19 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#182 18 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#183 17 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#183 17 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#185 16 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#186 15 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#187 13 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#188 11 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#189 10 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#189 10 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#189 10 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#192 9 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#192 9 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#194 8 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#195 7 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#196 4 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#196 4 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#198 3 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#198 3 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#200 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#200 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#200 1 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#203 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#203 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#203 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#203 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#203 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
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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.