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2013 Report Cards
House Democrats / Government Transparency

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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in 2013. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Democrats
most often
#1 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 7 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#3 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#4 4 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#5 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#5 3 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#5 3 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#5 3 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#9 2 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#9 2 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#9 2 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#9 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#9 2 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#9 2 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#9 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#9 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#9 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#9 2 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#9 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#9 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#9 2 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#9 2 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#9 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#24 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#24 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#24 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#24 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#24 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#24 1 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#24 1 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#24 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#24 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#24 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#24 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#24 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#24 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#24 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#24 1 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#24 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#24 1 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#24 1 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#24 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#24 1 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#24 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#24 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#24 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#24 1 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#24 1 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#54 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#54 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#54 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#54 0 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#54 0 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#54 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#54 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#54 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#54 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#54 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#54 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#54 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#54 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#54 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#54 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#54 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#54 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#54 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#54 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#54 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#54 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#54 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#54 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#54 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#54 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#54 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#54 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#54 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#54 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#54 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#54 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#54 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#54 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#54 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#54 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#54 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#54 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#54 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#54 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#54 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#54 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#54 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#54 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#54 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#54 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#54 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#54 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#54 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#54 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#54 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#54 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#54 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#54 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#54 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#54 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#54 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#54 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#54 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#54 0 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#54 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#54 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#54 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#54 0 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#54 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#54 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#54 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#54 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#54 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#54 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#54 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#54 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#54 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#54 0 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#54 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#54 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#54 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#54 0 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#54 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#54 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#54 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#54 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#54 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#54 0 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#54 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#54 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#54 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#54 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#54 0 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#54 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#54 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#54 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#54 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#54 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#54 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#54 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#54 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#54 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#54 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#54 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#54 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#54 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#54 0 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#54 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#54 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#54 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#54 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#54 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#54 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#54 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#54 0 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#54 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#54 0 Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#54 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#54 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
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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.