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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 21 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#2 15 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#3 13 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 11 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#4 11 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#6 10 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#7 9 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#7 9 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#7 9 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#10 8 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#10 8 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#12 7 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#12 7 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#12 7 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#12 7 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#12 7 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#12 7 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#12 7 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#12 7 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#12 7 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#12 7 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#12 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#23 6 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#23 6 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#23 6 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#23 6 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#23 6 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#23 6 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#23 6 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#23 6 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#23 6 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#23 6 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#23 6 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#23 6 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#35 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#35 5 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#35 5 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#35 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#35 5 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#35 5 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#35 5 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#35 5 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#35 5 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#35 5 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#35 5 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#35 5 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#35 5 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#48 4 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#48 4 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#48 4 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#48 4 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#48 4 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#48 4 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#48 4 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#48 4 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#48 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#48 4 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#48 4 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#48 4 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#48 4 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#48 4 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#48 4 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#48 4 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#48 4 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#48 4 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#48 4 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#48 4 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#68 3 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#68 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#68 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#68 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#68 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#68 3 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#68 3 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#68 3 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#68 3 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#68 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#68 3 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#68 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#68 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#68 3 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#68 3 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#68 3 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#68 3 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#68 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#68 3 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#68 3 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#68 3 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#68 3 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#68 3 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#68 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#92 2 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#92 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#92 2 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#92 2 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#92 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#92 2 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#92 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#92 2 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#92 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#92 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#92 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#92 2 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#92 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#92 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#92 2 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#92 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#92 2 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#92 2 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#92 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#92 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#92 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#92 2 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#92 2 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#92 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#92 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#92 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#92 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#92 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#92 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#92 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#92 2 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#92 2 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#92 2 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#92 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#92 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#92 2 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#92 2 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#92 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#92 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#92 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#92 2 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#92 2 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#92 2 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#135 1 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#135 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#135 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#135 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#135 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#135 1 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#135 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#135 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#135 1 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#135 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#135 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#135 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#135 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#135 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#135 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#135 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#135 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#135 1 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#135 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#135 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#135 1 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#135 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#135 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#135 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#135 1 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#135 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#135 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#135 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#135 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#135 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#135 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#135 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#135 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#135 1 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#135 1 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#135 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#135 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#135 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#135 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#135 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#179 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#179 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#179 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#179 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#179 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#179 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#179 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#179 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#179 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#179 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#179 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#179 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#179 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#179 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#179 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#179 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#179 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#179 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#179 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#179 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#179 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
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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.

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.