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2014 Report Cards: House Democrats

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015), as of Jan 12, 2015.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in the 113th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Democrats
most laws
#1 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#1 3 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#1 3 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#4 2 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#4 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#4 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#4 2 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#4 2 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#4 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#4 2 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#4 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#12 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#12 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#12 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#12 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#12 1 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#12 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#12 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#12 1 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#12 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#12 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#12 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#12 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#12 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#12 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#12 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#12 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#12 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#12 1 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#12 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#12 1 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#12 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#12 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#12 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#12 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#12 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#12 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#12 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#12 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#12 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#12 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#12 1 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#12 1 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#12 1 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#12 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#12 1 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#12 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#12 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#12 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#12 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#12 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#12 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#12 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#12 1 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#12 1 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#12 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#12 1 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#58 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#58 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#58 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#58 0 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#58 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#58 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#58 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#58 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#58 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#58 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#58 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#58 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#58 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#58 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#58 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#58 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#58 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#58 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#58 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#58 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#58 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#58 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#58 0 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#58 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#58 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#58 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#58 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#58 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#58 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#58 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#58 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#58 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#58 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#58 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#58 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#58 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#58 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#58 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#58 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#58 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#58 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#58 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#58 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#58 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#58 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#58 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#58 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#58 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#58 0 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#58 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#58 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#58 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#58 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#58 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#58 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#58 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#58 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#58 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#58 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#58 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#58 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#58 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#58 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#58 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#58 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#58 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#58 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#58 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#58 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#58 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#58 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#58 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#58 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#58 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#58 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#58 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#58 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#58 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#58 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#58 0 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#58 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#58 0 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#58 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#58 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#58 0 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#58 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#58 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#58 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#58 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#58 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#58 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#58 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#58 0 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#58 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#58 0 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#58 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#58 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#58 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#58 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#58 0 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#58 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#58 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#58 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#58 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#58 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#58 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#58 0 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#58 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#58 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#58 0 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#58 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#58 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#58 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#58 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#58 0 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#58 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#58 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#58 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#58 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#58 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#58 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
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A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

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 the 113th Congress) 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.