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2013 Report Cards
House Democrats / Leadership Score

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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

House Democrats
top leader
#1 0.80 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#2 0.78 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#3 0.78 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 0.78 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#5 0.77 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#6 0.77 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#7 0.77 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#8 0.76 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#9 0.74 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#10 0.73 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#11 0.72 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#12 0.70 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#13 0.70 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#14 0.69 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#15 0.69 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#16 0.68 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#17 0.68 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#18 0.68 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#19 0.68 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#20 0.66 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#21 0.66 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#22 0.66 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#23 0.65 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#24 0.65 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#25 0.64 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#26 0.64 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#27 0.64 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#28 0.62 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#29 0.62 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#30 0.62 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#31 0.61 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#32 0.61 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#33 0.61 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#34 0.61 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#35 0.61 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#36 0.59 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#37 0.59 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#38 0.59 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#39 0.59 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#40 0.59 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#41 0.58 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#42 0.58 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#43 0.58 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#44 0.58 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#45 0.58 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#46 0.57 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#47 0.57 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#48 0.57 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#49 0.57 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#50 0.56 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#51 0.56 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#52 0.56 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#53 0.56 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#54 0.56 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#55 0.55 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#56 0.55 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#57 0.55 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#58 0.54 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#59 0.53 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#60 0.53 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#61 0.53 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#62 0.53 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#63 0.53 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#64 0.53 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#65 0.53 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#66 0.52 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#67 0.52 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#68 0.51 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#69 0.51 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#70 0.51 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#71 0.51 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#72 0.51 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#73 0.51 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#74 0.51 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#75 0.51 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#76 0.50 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#77 0.50 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#78 0.49 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#79 0.49 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#80 0.49 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#81 0.49 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#82 0.49 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#83 0.49 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#84 0.48 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#85 0.48 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#86 0.48 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#87 0.48 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#88 0.48 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#89 0.47 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#90 0.47 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#91 0.46 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#92 0.46 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#93 0.46 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#94 0.46 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#95 0.46 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#96 0.45 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#97 0.45 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#98 0.45 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#99 0.45 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#100 0.45 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#101 0.45 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#102 0.44 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#103 0.44 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#104 0.44 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#105 0.44 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#106 0.44 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#107 0.44 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#108 0.43 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#109 0.43 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#110 0.43 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#111 0.43 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#112 0.42 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#113 0.42 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#114 0.42 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#115 0.42 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#116 0.42 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#117 0.41 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#118 0.41 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#119 0.41 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#120 0.40 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#121 0.40 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#122 0.40 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#123 0.40 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#124 0.40 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#125 0.40 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#126 0.39 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#127 0.39 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#128 0.38 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#129 0.38 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#130 0.38 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#131 0.38 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#132 0.37 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#133 0.37 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#134 0.37 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#135 0.37 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#136 0.37 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#137 0.37 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#138 0.37 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#139 0.36 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#140 0.36 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#141 0.36 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#142 0.36 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#143 0.36 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#144 0.35 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#145 0.35 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#146 0.35 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#147 0.35 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#148 0.35 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#149 0.35 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#150 0.35 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#151 0.35 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#152 0.35 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#153 0.33 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#154 0.32 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#155 0.32 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#156 0.32 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#157 0.31 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#158 0.30 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#159 0.29 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#160 0.29 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#161 0.29 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#162 0.29 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#163 0.28 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#164 0.28 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#165 0.26 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#166 0.25 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#167 0.25 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#168 0.25 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#169 0.22 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#170 0.22 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#171 0.22 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#172 0.21 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#173 0.21 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#174 0.21 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#175 0.20 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#176 0.20 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#177 0.20 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#178 0.20 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#179 0.20 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#180 0.20 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#181 0.19 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#182 0.19 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#183 0.18 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#184 0.17 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#185 0.17 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#186 0.16 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#187 0.16 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#188 0.16 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#189 0.16 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#190 0.14 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#191 0.14 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#192 0.12 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#193 0.12 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#194 0.11 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#195 0.09 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#196 0.07 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#197 0.06 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#198 0.05 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#199 0.05 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#200 0.04 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#201 0.04 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#202 0.04 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#203 0.02 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#204 0.01 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#205 0.00 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#206 0.00 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#207 0.00 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2013 is considered, the leadership scores here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.