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