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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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2015.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 651 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 645 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#3 599 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 540 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#5 537 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#6 530 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#7 507 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#8 491 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#9 480 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#10 437 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#11 434 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#12 428 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#13 415 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#13 415 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#15 405 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#16 404 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#17 395 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#18 393 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#19 381 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#19 381 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#21 371 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#22 362 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#23 355 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#24 349 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#25 345 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#26 344 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#26 344 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#28 343 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#29 340 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#29 340 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#31 333 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#32 330 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#33 324 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#34 317 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#34 317 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#36 316 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#36 316 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#38 315 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#38 315 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#40 308 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#41 303 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#42 302 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#42 302 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#44 300 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#45 297 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#46 293 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#47 292 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#48 290 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#49 289 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#49 289 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#51 287 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#52 286 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#52 286 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#54 285 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#55 284 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#56 283 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#57 282 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#58 281 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#59 280 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#60 277 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#60 277 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#62 275 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#62 275 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#64 270 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#65 269 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#65 269 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#67 267 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#68 264 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#69 263 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#70 261 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#71 259 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#72 257 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#73 254 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#73 254 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#73 254 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#76 253 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#77 252 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#77 252 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#77 252 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#80 251 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#81 249 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#82 244 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#82 244 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#82 244 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#85 241 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#86 238 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#87 237 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#87 237 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#87 237 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#90 235 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#91 233 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#91 233 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#93 232 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#94 231 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#95 226 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#96 225 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#96 225 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#98 224 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#99 222 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#100 221 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#101 219 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#101 219 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#101 219 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#104 218 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#104 218 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#106 217 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#107 215 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#108 214 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#109 213 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#110 209 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#111 208 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#112 206 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#112 206 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#114 205 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#115 202 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#115 202 Rep. Mark Takai [D-HI1, 2015-2016]
#117 200 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#118 199 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#119 198 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#120 196 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#121 195 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#122 194 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#123 193 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#124 192 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#124 192 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#126 190 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#126 190 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#128 189 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#129 188 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#130 187 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#130 187 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#132 186 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#132 186 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#134 185 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#135 183 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#136 181 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#137 180 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#137 180 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#139 179 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#140 177 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#140 177 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#142 176 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#142 176 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#144 170 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#145 169 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#146 168 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#147 167 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#148 164 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#148 164 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#150 160 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#150 160 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#152 159 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#152 159 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#154 158 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#155 157 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#156 155 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#156 155 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#156 155 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#159 150 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#160 149 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#160 149 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#160 149 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#163 147 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#164 146 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#165 145 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#166 141 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#167 140 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#168 139 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#169 137 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#170 136 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#170 136 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#172 134 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#173 133 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#174 128 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#174 128 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#174 128 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#177 127 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#178 118 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#179 116 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#180 112 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#180 112 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#182 111 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#183 101 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#184 94 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#185 87 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#185 87 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#187 85 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#188 82 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#189 81 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#190 70 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#191 57 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#192 41 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.