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2015 Report Cards: House Democrats

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in 2015. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Democrats
most laws
#1 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#2 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#2 1 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#2 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#2 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#2 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#2 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#2 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#2 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#2 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#2 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#2 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#2 1 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#2 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#2 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#2 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#2 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#2 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#2 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#2 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#2 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#2 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#2 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#2 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#2 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#2 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#2 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#2 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#29 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#29 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#29 0 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#29 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#29 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#29 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#29 0 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#29 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#29 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#29 0 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#29 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#29 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#29 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#29 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#29 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#29 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#29 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#29 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#29 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#29 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#29 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#29 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#29 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#29 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#29 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#29 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#29 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#29 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#29 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#29 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#29 0 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#29 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#29 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#29 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#29 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#29 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#29 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#29 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#29 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#29 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#29 0 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#29 0 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#29 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#29 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#29 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#29 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#29 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#29 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#29 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#29 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#29 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#29 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#29 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#29 0 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#29 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#29 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#29 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#29 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#29 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#29 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#29 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#29 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#29 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#29 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#29 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#29 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#29 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#29 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#29 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#29 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#29 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#29 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#29 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#29 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#29 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#29 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#29 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#29 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#29 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#29 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#29 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#29 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#29 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#29 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#29 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#29 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#29 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#29 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#29 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#29 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#29 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#29 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#29 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#29 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#29 0 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#29 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#29 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#29 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#29 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#29 0 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#29 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#29 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#29 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#29 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#29 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#29 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#29 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#29 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#29 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#29 0 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#29 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#29 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#29 0 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#29 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#29 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#29 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#29 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#29 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#29 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#29 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#29 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#29 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#29 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#29 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#29 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#29 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#29 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#29 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#29 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#29 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#29 0 Rep. Mark Takai [D-HI1, 2015-2016]
#29 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#29 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#29 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#29 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#29 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#29 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#29 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#29 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#29 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#29 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#29 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#29 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#29 0 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#29 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#29 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#29 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#29 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

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 2015) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.