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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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

House Democrats
best score
#1 0.82 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#2 0.80 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#3 0.79 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#4 0.77 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#5 0.74 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#6 0.74 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#7 0.73 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#8 0.73 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#9 0.72 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#10 0.72 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#11 0.70 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#12 0.70 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#13 0.70 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#14 0.69 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#15 0.68 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#16 0.68 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#17 0.67 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#18 0.67 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#19 0.66 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#20 0.66 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#21 0.66 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#22 0.65 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#23 0.65 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#24 0.65 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#25 0.65 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#26 0.65 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#27 0.65 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#28 0.65 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#29 0.64 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#30 0.63 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#31 0.63 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#32 0.63 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#33 0.62 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#34 0.62 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#35 0.60 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#36 0.60 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#37 0.60 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#38 0.59 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#39 0.59 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#40 0.59 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#41 0.58 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#42 0.57 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#43 0.57 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#44 0.56 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#45 0.56 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#46 0.56 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#47 0.56 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#48 0.55 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#49 0.55 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#50 0.55 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#51 0.55 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#52 0.54 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#53 0.54 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#54 0.54 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#55 0.54 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#56 0.53 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#57 0.53 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#58 0.53 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#59 0.52 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#60 0.52 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#61 0.52 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#62 0.52 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#63 0.51 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#64 0.51 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#65 0.51 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#66 0.51 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#67 0.51 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#68 0.50 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#69 0.50 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#70 0.50 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#71 0.49 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#72 0.49 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#73 0.49 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#74 0.49 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#75 0.49 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#76 0.49 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#77 0.49 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#78 0.49 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#79 0.48 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#80 0.48 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#81 0.48 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#82 0.48 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#83 0.47 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#84 0.47 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#85 0.47 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#86 0.47 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#87 0.46 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#88 0.46 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#89 0.46 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#90 0.46 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#91 0.46 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#92 0.46 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#93 0.46 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#94 0.46 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#95 0.46 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#96 0.45 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#97 0.45 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#98 0.45 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#99 0.45 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#100 0.45 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#101 0.44 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#102 0.44 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#103 0.44 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#104 0.44 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#105 0.44 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#106 0.43 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#107 0.43 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#108 0.43 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#109 0.43 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#110 0.42 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#111 0.42 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#112 0.42 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#113 0.42 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#114 0.42 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#115 0.42 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#116 0.41 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#117 0.41 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#118 0.40 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#119 0.40 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#120 0.40 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#121 0.40 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#122 0.40 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#123 0.39 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#124 0.39 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#125 0.39 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#126 0.39 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#127 0.39 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#128 0.39 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#129 0.38 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#130 0.38 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#131 0.38 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#132 0.38 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#133 0.37 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#134 0.37 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#135 0.37 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#136 0.36 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#137 0.36 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#138 0.36 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#139 0.36 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#140 0.35 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#141 0.35 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#142 0.34 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#143 0.34 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#144 0.34 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#145 0.33 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#146 0.33 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#147 0.33 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#148 0.33 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#149 0.33 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#150 0.32 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#151 0.32 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#152 0.32 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#153 0.32 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#154 0.31 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#155 0.31 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#156 0.30 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#157 0.30 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#158 0.30 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#159 0.30 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#160 0.29 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#161 0.29 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#162 0.28 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#163 0.28 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#164 0.28 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#165 0.27 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#166 0.27 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#167 0.26 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#168 0.26 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#169 0.25 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#170 0.25 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#171 0.24 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#172 0.24 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#173 0.24 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#174 0.24 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#175 0.23 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#176 0.23 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#177 0.23 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#178 0.23 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#179 0.22 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#180 0.21 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#181 0.20 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#182 0.20 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#183 0.20 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#184 0.20 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#185 0.19 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#186 0.18 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#187 0.17 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#188 0.17 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#189 0.17 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#190 0.16 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#191 0.15 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#192 0.14 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#193 0.13 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#194 0.13 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#195 0.13 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#196 0.12 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#197 0.11 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#198 0.10 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#199 0.08 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#200 0.08 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#201 0.06 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#202 0.05 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#203 0.03 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#203 0.03 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#205 0.03 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#206 0.00 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#207 0.00 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, 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 leadership scores 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.