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