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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 113th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 14 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#12 6 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#12 6 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#12 6 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#12 6 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#12 6 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#12 6 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#12 6 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#12 6 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#12 6 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#122 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#122 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#122 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#122 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#122 1 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#122 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#122 1 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#122 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#122 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#122 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#122 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#122 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#122 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#122 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#122 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#122 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#122 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#122 1 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#122 1 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#122 1 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#122 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#122 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#122 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#122 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#122 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#122 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#122 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#122 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#122 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#122 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#122 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#122 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#122 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#122 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#122 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#122 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#122 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#122 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#122 1 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#122 1 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#122 1 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#122 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#164 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#164 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#164 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#164 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#164 0 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#164 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#164 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#164 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#164 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#164 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#164 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#164 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#164 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#164 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#164 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#164 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#164 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#164 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#164 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#164 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#164 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#164 0 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#164 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#164 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#164 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#164 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#164 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#164 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#164 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#164 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#164 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#164 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#164 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#164 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#164 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#164 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#164 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#164 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#164 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#164 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#164 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#164 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#164 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#164 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#2 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#2 9 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 9 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#21 5 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#21 5 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#21 5 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 5 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#21 5 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#21 5 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#21 5 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#21 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#21 5 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#21 5 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#21 5 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#21 5 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#33 4 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#33 4 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#33 4 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#33 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#33 4 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#33 4 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#33 4 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#33 4 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#33 4 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#33 4 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#33 4 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#33 4 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#33 4 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#33 4 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#33 4 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#33 4 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#49 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#49 3 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#49 3 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#49 3 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#49 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#49 3 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#49 3 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#49 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#49 3 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#49 3 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#49 3 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#49 3 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#49 3 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#49 3 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#49 3 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#49 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#49 3 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#49 3 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#49 3 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#49 3 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#49 3 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#49 3 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#49 3 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#49 3 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#49 3 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#49 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#49 3 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#49 3 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#49 3 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#49 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 3 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#5 7 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#5 7 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#5 7 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#5 7 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#5 7 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#5 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#5 7 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#80 2 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#80 2 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#80 2 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#80 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#80 2 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#80 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#80 2 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#80 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#80 2 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#80 2 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#80 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#80 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#80 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#80 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#80 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#80 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#80 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#80 2 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#80 2 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#80 2 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#80 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#80 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#80 2 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#80 2 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#80 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#80 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#80 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#80 2 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#80 2 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#80 2 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#80 2 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#80 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#80 2 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#80 2 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#80 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#80 2 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#80 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#80 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#80 2 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#80 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#80 2 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#80 2 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.