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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]
#2 15 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#3 13 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 11 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#4 11 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#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. 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, 2013-2018]
#12 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#12 7 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#12 7 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#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]
#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]
#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. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#35 5 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#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. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#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]
#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]
#68 3 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#68 3 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#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. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#68 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#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]
#68 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#68 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#68 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#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. 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. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#92 2 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#92 2 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#92 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#92 2 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#92 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#92 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#92 2 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#92 2 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#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]
#92 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#92 2 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#92 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#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. 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. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#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. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#135 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#135 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#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. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#135 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#135 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#135 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#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]
#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. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#179 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#179 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#179 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#179 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#179 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#179 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#179 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#179 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#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]
#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]
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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.