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2014 Report Cards: Senate 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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Bills Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 113th Congress that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

Senate Democrats
most bills
#1 30 Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#2 20 Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#3 16 Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#4 15 Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#5 14 Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#6 13 Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#6 13 Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#6 13 Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#9 12 Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#10 11 Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#10 11 Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#10 11 Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#13 10 Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#13 10 Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#13 10 Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#13 10 Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#17 9 Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#17 9 Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#17 9 Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#17 9 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#21 8 Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#21 8 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#21 8 Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#24 7 Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#25 6 Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#26 5 Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#26 5 Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#26 5 Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#26 5 Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#30 4 Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#30 4 Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#32 3 Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#32 3 Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#32 3 Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#32 3 Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#32 3 Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#32 3 Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#32 3 Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#39 2 Sen. John Walsh [D-MT, 2014-2014]
#39 2 Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#39 2 Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#39 2 Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#39 2 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#39 2 Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#39 2 Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#46 1 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#46 1 Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#46 1 Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#46 1 Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#50 0 Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#50 0 Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#50 0 Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#50 0 Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
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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.

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.