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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 often
#1 21 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#10 8 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#10 8 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#12 7 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#12 7 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#12 7 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#12 7 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#12 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#12 7 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#12 7 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#12 7 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#12 7 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#12 7 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#12 7 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#135 1 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#135 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#135 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#135 1 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#135 1 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#135 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#135 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#135 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#135 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#135 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#135 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#135 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#135 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#135 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#135 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#135 1 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#135 1 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#135 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#135 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#135 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#135 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#135 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#135 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#135 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#135 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#135 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#135 1 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#135 1 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#135 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#135 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#135 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#135 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#135 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#135 1 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#135 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#135 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#135 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#135 1 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#135 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#135 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#179 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#179 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#179 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#179 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#179 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#179 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#179 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#179 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#179 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#179 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#179 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#179 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#179 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#179 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#179 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#179 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#179 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#179 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#179 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#179 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#179 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#179 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#179 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#2 15 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#23 6 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#23 6 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#23 6 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#23 6 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#23 6 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#23 6 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#23 6 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#23 6 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#23 6 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#23 6 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#23 6 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#23 6 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#3 13 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#35 5 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#35 5 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#35 5 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#35 5 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#35 5 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#35 5 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#35 5 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#35 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#35 5 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#35 5 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#35 5 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#35 5 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#35 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#4 11 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#4 11 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#48 4 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#48 4 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#48 4 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#48 4 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#48 4 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#48 4 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#48 4 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#48 4 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#48 4 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#48 4 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#48 4 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#48 4 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#48 4 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#48 4 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#48 4 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#48 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#48 4 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#48 4 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#48 4 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#48 4 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#6 10 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#68 3 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#68 3 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#68 3 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#68 3 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#68 3 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#68 3 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#68 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#68 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#68 3 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#68 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#68 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#68 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#68 3 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#68 3 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#68 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#68 3 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#68 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#68 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#68 3 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#68 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#68 3 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#68 3 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#68 3 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#68 3 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#7 9 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#7 9 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#7 9 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#92 2 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#92 2 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#92 2 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#92 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#92 2 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#92 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#92 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#92 2 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#92 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#92 2 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#92 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#92 2 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#92 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#92 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#92 2 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#92 2 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#92 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#92 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#92 2 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#92 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#92 2 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#92 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#92 2 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#92 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#92 2 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#92 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#92 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#92 2 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#92 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#92 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#92 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#92 2 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#92 2 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#92 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#92 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#92 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#92 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#92 2 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#92 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#92 2 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#92 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#92 2 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#92 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
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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 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.