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2015 Report Cards
House Democrats / Bills Cosponsored

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 Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2015.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 651 Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#2 645 Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#3 599 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 540 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#5 537 Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#6 530 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#7 507 Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#8 491 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#9 480 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#10 437 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#11 434 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#12 428 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#13 415 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#13 415 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#15 405 Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#16 404 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#17 395 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#18 393 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#19 381 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#19 381 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#21 371 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#22 362 Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#23 355 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#24 349 Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#25 345 Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#26 344 Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#26 344 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#28 343 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#29 340 Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#29 340 Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#31 333 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#32 330 Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#33 324 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#34 317 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#34 317 Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#36 316 Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#36 316 Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#38 315 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#38 315 Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#40 308 Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#41 303 Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#42 302 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#42 302 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#44 300 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#45 297 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#46 293 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#47 292 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#48 290 Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#49 289 Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#49 289 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#51 287 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#52 286 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#52 286 Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#54 285 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#55 284 Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#56 283 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#57 282 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#58 281 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#59 280 Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#60 277 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#60 277 Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#62 275 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#62 275 Rep. Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1]
#64 270 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#65 269 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#65 269 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#67 267 Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#68 264 Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#69 263 Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#70 261 Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#71 259 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#72 257 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#73 254 Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#73 254 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#73 254 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#76 253 Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#77 252 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#77 252 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#77 252 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#80 251 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#81 249 Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#82 244 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#82 244 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#82 244 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#85 241 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#86 238 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#87 237 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#87 237 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#87 237 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#90 235 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#91 233 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#91 233 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#93 232 Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#94 231 Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#95 226 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#96 225 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#96 225 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#98 224 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#99 222 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#100 221 Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#101 219 Rep. Ashford [D-NE2]
#101 219 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#101 219 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#104 218 Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#104 218 Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#106 217 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#107 215 Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#108 214 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#109 213 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#110 209 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#111 208 Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#112 206 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#112 206 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#114 205 Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#115 202 Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#115 202 Rep. Takai [D-HI1]
#117 200 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#118 199 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#119 198 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#120 196 Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#121 195 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#122 194 Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#123 193 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#124 192 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#124 192 Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#126 190 Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#126 190 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#128 189 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#129 188 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#130 187 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#130 187 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#132 186 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#132 186 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#134 185 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#135 183 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#136 181 Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#137 180 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#137 180 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#139 179 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#140 177 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#140 177 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#142 176 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#142 176 Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#144 170 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#145 169 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#146 168 Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#147 167 Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#148 164 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#148 164 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#150 160 Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#150 160 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#152 159 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#152 159 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#154 158 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#155 157 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#156 155 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#156 155 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#156 155 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#159 150 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#160 149 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#160 149 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#160 149 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#163 147 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#164 146 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#165 145 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#166 141 Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#167 140 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#168 139 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#169 137 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#170 136 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#170 136 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#172 134 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#173 133 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#174 128 Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#174 128 Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#174 128 Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#177 127 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#178 118 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#179 116 Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#180 112 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#180 112 Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#182 111 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#183 101 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#184 94 Rep. Graham [D-FL2]
#185 87 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#185 87 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#187 85 Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#188 82 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#189 81 Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#190 70 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#191 57 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#192 41 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
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Additional Notes

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.