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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in the 113th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Democrats
most often
#1 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 7 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#25 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#25 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#25 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#25 1 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#25 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#25 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#25 1 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#25 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#25 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#25 1 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#25 1 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#25 1 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#25 1 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#25 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#25 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#25 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#25 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#25 1 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#25 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#25 1 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#25 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#25 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#25 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#25 1 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#25 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#25 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#25 1 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#25 1 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#25 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#25 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#3 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#4 4 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#4 4 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#55 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#55 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#55 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#55 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#55 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#55 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#55 0 Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#55 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#55 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#55 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#55 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#55 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#55 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#55 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#55 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#55 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#55 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#55 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#55 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#55 0 Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#55 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#55 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#55 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#55 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#55 0 Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#55 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#55 0 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#55 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#55 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#55 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#55 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#55 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#55 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#55 0 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#55 0 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#55 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#55 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#55 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#55 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#55 0 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#55 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#55 0 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#55 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#55 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#55 0 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#55 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#55 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#55 0 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#55 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#55 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#55 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#55 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#55 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#55 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#55 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#55 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#55 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#55 0 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#55 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#55 0 Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
#55 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#55 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#55 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#55 0 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#55 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#55 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#55 0 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#55 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#55 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#55 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#55 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#55 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#55 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#55 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#55 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#55 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#55 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#55 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#55 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#55 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#55 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#55 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#55 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#55 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#55 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#55 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#55 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#55 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#55 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#55 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#55 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#55 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#55 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#55 0 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#55 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#55 0 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#55 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#55 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#55 0 Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#55 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#55 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#55 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#55 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#55 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#55 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#55 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#55 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#55 0 Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#55 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#55 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#55 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#55 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#55 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#55 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#55 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#55 0 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#55 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#55 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#55 0 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#55 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#55 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#55 0 Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#55 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#55 0 Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#55 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#6 3 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#6 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#6 3 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#9 2 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#9 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#9 2 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#9 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#9 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#9 2 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#9 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#9 2 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#9 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#9 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#9 2 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#9 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#9 2 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#9 2 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#9 2 Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#9 2 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
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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.