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2014 Report Cards
House Democrats / Laws Enacted

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.

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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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, 2013-2018]
#1 3 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#4 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#4 2 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#4 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#4 2 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#4 2 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#4 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#4 2 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#12 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#12 1 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#12 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#12 1 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#12 1 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#12 1 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#12 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#12 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#12 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#12 1 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#12 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#12 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#12 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#12 1 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#12 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#12 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#12 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#12 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#12 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#12 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#12 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#12 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#12 1 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#12 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#12 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#12 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#12 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#12 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#12 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#12 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#12 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#12 1 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#12 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#12 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#12 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#12 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#12 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#12 1 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#12 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#12 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#12 1 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#12 1 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#12 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#12 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#12 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#12 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#58 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#58 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#58 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#58 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#58 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#58 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#58 0 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#58 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#58 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#58 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#58 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#58 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#58 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#58 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#58 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#58 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#58 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#58 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#58 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#58 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#58 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#58 0 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#58 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#58 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#58 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#58 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#58 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#58 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#58 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#58 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#58 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#58 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#58 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#58 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#58 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#58 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#58 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#58 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#58 0 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#58 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#58 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#58 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#58 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#58 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#58 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#58 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#58 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#58 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#58 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#58 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#58 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#58 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#58 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#58 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#58 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#58 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#58 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#58 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#58 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#58 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#58 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#58 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#58 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#58 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#58 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#58 0 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#58 0 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#58 0 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#58 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#58 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#58 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#58 0 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#58 0 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#58 0 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#58 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#58 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#58 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#58 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#58 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#58 0 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#58 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#58 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#58 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#58 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#58 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#58 0 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#58 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#58 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#58 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#58 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#58 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#58 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#58 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#58 0 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#58 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#58 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#58 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#58 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#58 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#58 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#58 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#58 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#58 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#58 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#58 0 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#58 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#58 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#58 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#58 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#58 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#58 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#58 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#58 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#58 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#58 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#58 0 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#58 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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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.