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2015 Report Cards
House Democrats / Bills Out of Committee

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.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Bills Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2015 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

House Democrats
most often
#1 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#2 3 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#3 2 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#3 2 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#3 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#3 2 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#3 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#3 2 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#3 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#3 2 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#11 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#11 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#11 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#11 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#11 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#11 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#11 1 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#11 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#11 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#11 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#11 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#11 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#11 1 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#11 1 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#11 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#11 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#11 1 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#11 1 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#11 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#11 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#11 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#11 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#11 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#11 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#11 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#11 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#11 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#11 1 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#11 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#11 1 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#11 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#11 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#11 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#11 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#11 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#11 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#11 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#11 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#11 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#11 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#11 1 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#11 1 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#11 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#11 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#11 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#11 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#11 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#11 1 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#11 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#11 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#11 1 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#11 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#11 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#11 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#11 1 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#66 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#66 0 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#66 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#66 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#66 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#66 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#66 0 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#66 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#66 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#66 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#66 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#66 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#66 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#66 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#66 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#66 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#66 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#66 0 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#66 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#66 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#66 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#66 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#66 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#66 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#66 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#66 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#66 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#66 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#66 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#66 0 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#66 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#66 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#66 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#66 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#66 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#66 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#66 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#66 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#66 0 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#66 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#66 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#66 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#66 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#66 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#66 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#66 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#66 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#66 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#66 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#66 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#66 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#66 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#66 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#66 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#66 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#66 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#66 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#66 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#66 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#66 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#66 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#66 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#66 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#66 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#66 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#66 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#66 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#66 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#66 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#66 0 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#66 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#66 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#66 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#66 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#66 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#66 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#66 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#66 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#66 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#66 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#66 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#66 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#66 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#66 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#66 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#66 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#66 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#66 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#66 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#66 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#66 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#66 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#66 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#66 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#66 0 Rep. Mark Takai [D-HI1, 2015-2016]
#66 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#66 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#66 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#66 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#66 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#66 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#66 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#66 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#66 0 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#66 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#66 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#66 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#66 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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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 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.