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