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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. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#2 75.0% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#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. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#16 53.3% Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#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. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#21 50.0% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#21 50.0% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#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. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#34 41.7% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#34 41.7% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#37 41.2% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#38 40.0% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#38 40.0% Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#40 38.5% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#40 38.5% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#40 38.5% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#40 38.5% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#44 38.1% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#44 38.1% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#46 37.5% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#46 37.5% Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#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. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#51 36.4% Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#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. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#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]
#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. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#67 30.8% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#67 30.8% Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#70 29.6% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#71 29.4% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#71 29.4% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#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. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#76 27.3% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#76 27.3% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#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]
#83 26.9% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#83 26.9% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#85 26.3% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#85 26.3% Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#87 26.1% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#87 26.1% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#89 25.8% Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#90 25.0% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#90 25.0% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#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. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#98 23.1% Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#98 23.1% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#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. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#105 20.0% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#105 20.0% Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#105 20.0% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#105 20.0% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#110 18.9% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#111 18.8% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#111 18.8% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#113 18.5% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#114 18.2% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#115 17.6% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#115 17.6% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#117 16.7% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#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]
#121 15.4% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#122 14.3% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#122 14.3% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#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. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#138 0.0% Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#138 0.0% Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
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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.

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.