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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Democrats
most committee positions
#1 10 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#2 6 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#4 5 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#4 5 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#4 5 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#4 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#4 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#4 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#4 5 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#4 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#4 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#4 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#4 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#4 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#4 5 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#4 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#4 5 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#4 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#4 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#22 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#22 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#22 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#22 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#22 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#22 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#22 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#22 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#22 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#22 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#22 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#22 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#22 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#22 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#22 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#22 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#22 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#22 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#22 1 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#22 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#22 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#22 1 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#22 1 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#22 1 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#22 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#22 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#22 1 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#22 1 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#22 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#22 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#22 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#22 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#22 1 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#22 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#22 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#22 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#22 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#22 1 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#22 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#22 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#22 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#22 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#22 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#22 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#22 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#22 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#22 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#22 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#22 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#22 1 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#22 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#22 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#22 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#22 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#22 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#22 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#22 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#22 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#22 1 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#22 1 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#22 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#22 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#22 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#22 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#22 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#22 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#22 1 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#22 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#22 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#22 1 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#22 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#22 1 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#22 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#22 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#22 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#22 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#22 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#22 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#22 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#22 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#22 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#22 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#22 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#22 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#22 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#22 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#22 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#22 1 Rep. Mark Takai [D-HI1, 2015-2016]
#22 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#22 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#22 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#22 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#22 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#22 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#22 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#22 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#22 1 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#22 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#120 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#120 0 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#120 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#120 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#120 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#120 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#120 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#120 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#120 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#120 0 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#120 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#120 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#120 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#120 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#120 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#120 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#120 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#120 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#120 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#120 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#120 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#120 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#120 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#120 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#120 0 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#120 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#120 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#120 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#120 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#120 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#120 0 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#120 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#120 0 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#120 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#120 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#120 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#120 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#120 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#120 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#120 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#120 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#120 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#120 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#120 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#120 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#120 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#120 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#120 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#120 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#120 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#120 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#120 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#120 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#120 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#120 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#120 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#120 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#120 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#120 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#120 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#120 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#120 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#120 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#120 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#120 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#120 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#120 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#120 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#120 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#120 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#120 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#120 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#120 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.