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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

House Democrats
most conservative
#1 0.64 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#2 0.62 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#3 0.60 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#4 0.56 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#5 0.56 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#6 0.54 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#7 0.52 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#8 0.52 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#9 0.50 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#10 0.50 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#11 0.49 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#12 0.48 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#13 0.47 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#14 0.47 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#15 0.47 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#16 0.46 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#17 0.46 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#18 0.46 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#19 0.45 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#20 0.45 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#21 0.45 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#22 0.44 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#23 0.44 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#24 0.44 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#25 0.44 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#26 0.43 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#27 0.43 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#28 0.43 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#29 0.42 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#30 0.42 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#31 0.42 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#32 0.42 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#33 0.42 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#34 0.42 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#35 0.42 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#36 0.41 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#37 0.41 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#38 0.41 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#39 0.40 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#40 0.40 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#41 0.40 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#42 0.39 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#43 0.39 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#44 0.39 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#45 0.39 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#46 0.39 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#47 0.38 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#48 0.38 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#49 0.38 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#50 0.38 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#51 0.38 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#52 0.38 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#53 0.38 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#54 0.38 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#55 0.38 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#56 0.37 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#57 0.37 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#58 0.37 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#59 0.37 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#60 0.37 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#61 0.37 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#62 0.37 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#63 0.37 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#64 0.37 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#65 0.37 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#66 0.37 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#67 0.37 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#68 0.36 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#69 0.36 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#70 0.36 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#71 0.36 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#72 0.36 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#73 0.36 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#74 0.36 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#75 0.35 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#76 0.35 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#77 0.35 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#78 0.35 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#79 0.35 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#80 0.35 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#81 0.35 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#82 0.35 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#83 0.34 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#84 0.34 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#85 0.34 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#86 0.34 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#87 0.34 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#88 0.34 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#89 0.34 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#90 0.34 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#91 0.34 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#92 0.33 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#93 0.33 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#94 0.33 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#95 0.33 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#96 0.33 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#97 0.33 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#98 0.33 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#99 0.33 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#100 0.33 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#101 0.32 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#102 0.32 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#103 0.32 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#104 0.32 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#105 0.32 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#106 0.31 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#107 0.31 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#108 0.31 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#109 0.31 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#110 0.31 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#111 0.31 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#112 0.31 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#113 0.31 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#114 0.30 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#115 0.30 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#116 0.30 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#117 0.30 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#118 0.30 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#119 0.30 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#120 0.30 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#121 0.30 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#122 0.30 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#123 0.30 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#124 0.30 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#125 0.30 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#126 0.30 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#127 0.30 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#128 0.29 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#129 0.29 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#130 0.29 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#131 0.29 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#132 0.29 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#133 0.29 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#134 0.29 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#135 0.28 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#136 0.28 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#137 0.28 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#138 0.28 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#139 0.28 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#140 0.28 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#141 0.28 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#142 0.27 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#143 0.27 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#144 0.27 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#145 0.27 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#146 0.27 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#147 0.27 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#148 0.27 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#149 0.26 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#150 0.26 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#151 0.26 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#152 0.26 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#153 0.26 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#154 0.26 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#155 0.25 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#156 0.25 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#157 0.25 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#158 0.25 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#159 0.25 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#160 0.25 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#161 0.24 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#162 0.24 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#163 0.24 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#164 0.24 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#165 0.24 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#166 0.24 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#167 0.24 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#168 0.23 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#169 0.23 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#170 0.23 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#171 0.23 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#172 0.22 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#173 0.22 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#174 0.22 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#175 0.21 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#176 0.21 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#177 0.20 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#178 0.19 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#179 0.19 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#180 0.19 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#181 0.18 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#182 0.18 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#183 0.18 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#184 0.18 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#185 0.17 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#186 0.17 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#187 0.17 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#188 0.16 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#189 0.16 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#190 0.16 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#191 0.16 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#192 0.16 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#193 0.16 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#194 0.16 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#195 0.15 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#196 0.15 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#197 0.15 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#198 0.14 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#199 0.11 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#200 0.11 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#201 0.10 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#202 0.10 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#203 0.09 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#204 0.06 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#205 0.03 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#206 0.00 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#207 0.00 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 113th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.