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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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills introduced by each legislator in the 113th Congress which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

House Democrats
highest % of bills
#1 83.3% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#2 75.0% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#2 75.0% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#4 73.3% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#5 66.7% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#6 65.0% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#7 63.6% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#8 60.0% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#9 58.8% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#10 58.3% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#11 57.9% Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#12 57.1% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#13 56.5% Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#14 56.3% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#15 54.5% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#16 53.3% Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#16 53.3% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#18 53.2% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#19 52.4% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#20 52.2% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#21 50.0% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#21 50.0% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 50.0% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#24 49.1% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#25 48.4% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#26 47.4% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#27 47.1% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#28 45.5% Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#29 44.4% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#29 44.4% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#31 43.8% Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#32 42.9% Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#33 42.1% Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#34 41.7% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#34 41.7% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#34 41.7% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#37 41.2% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#38 40.0% Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#38 40.0% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#40 38.5% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#40 38.5% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#40 38.5% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#40 38.5% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#44 38.1% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#44 38.1% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#46 37.5% Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#46 37.5% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#48 36.8% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#48 36.8% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#50 36.5% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#51 36.4% Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#51 36.4% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#53 36.0% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#54 35.3% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#54 35.3% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#56 35.0% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#57 33.3% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#57 33.3% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#57 33.3% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#57 33.3% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#57 33.3% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#62 32.1% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#63 32.0% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#64 31.6% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#64 31.6% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#66 31.3% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#67 30.8% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#67 30.8% Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#67 30.8% Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#70 29.6% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#71 29.4% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#71 29.4% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#73 28.6% Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#74 28.1% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#75 27.8% Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#76 27.3% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#76 27.3% Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#76 27.3% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#76 27.3% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#76 27.3% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#76 27.3% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#76 27.3% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#83 26.9% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#83 26.9% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#85 26.3% Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#85 26.3% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#87 26.1% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#87 26.1% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#89 25.8% Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#90 25.0% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#90 25.0% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#92 24.4% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#93 24.0% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#94 23.8% Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#95 23.5% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#95 23.5% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#95 23.5% Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#98 23.1% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#98 23.1% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#98 23.1% Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#101 22.7% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#102 21.4% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#102 21.4% Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#104 20.7% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#105 20.0% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#105 20.0% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#105 20.0% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#105 20.0% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#105 20.0% Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#110 18.9% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#111 18.8% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#111 18.8% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#113 18.5% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#114 18.2% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#115 17.6% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#115 17.6% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#117 16.7% Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#117 16.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#117 16.7% Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#117 16.7% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#121 15.4% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#122 14.3% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#122 14.3% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#124 13.3% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#124 13.3% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#124 13.3% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#124 13.3% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#128 12.5% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#129 11.8% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#130 11.4% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#131 11.1% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#132 10.4% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#133 9.1% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#134 7.9% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#135 7.1% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#136 6.7% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#137 1.0% Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#138 0.0% Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#138 0.0% Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#138 0.0% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.