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2015 Report Cards
House Democrats / Joining Bipartisan Bills

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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

House Democrats
most often
#1 72.0% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 64.9% Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#3 60.2% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#4 59.6% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#5 59.1% Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#6 58.0% Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#7 57.6% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#8 57.3% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#9 55.0% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#10 50.9% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#11 49.0% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#12 48.8% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#13 48.7% Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#14 48.2% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#15 48.1% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#16 45.9% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#17 44.8% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#18 44.6% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#19 44.3% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#20 44.1% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#21 44.1% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#22 43.1% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#23 42.7% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#24 42.5% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#25 42.4% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#26 42.3% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#27 42.0% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#28 41.5% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#29 41.1% Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#30 41.0% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#31 40.6% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#32 39.9% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#33 39.8% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#34 39.7% Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#35 39.7% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#36 39.7% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#37 39.6% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#38 39.6% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#39 39.5% Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#40 39.4% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#41 39.3% Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#42 38.8% Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#43 38.7% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#44 38.3% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#45 38.3% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#46 38.2% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#47 37.8% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#48 37.7% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#49 37.5% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#50 37.4% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#51 37.1% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#52 37.1% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#53 36.8% Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#54 36.7% Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#55 36.7% Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#56 36.7% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#57 35.8% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#58 35.2% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#59 35.2% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#60 34.6% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#61 34.6% Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#62 34.4% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#63 34.4% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#64 34.1% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#65 34.1% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#66 33.9% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#67 33.8% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#68 33.7% Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#69 33.7% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#70 33.6% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#71 33.3% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#72 33.1% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#73 33.0% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#74 32.9% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#75 32.8% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#76 32.7% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#77 32.7% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#78 32.6% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#79 32.5% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#80 32.3% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#81 32.2% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#82 32.1% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#83 31.7% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#84 31.5% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#85 30.8% Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#86 30.7% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#87 30.7% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#88 30.5% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#89 30.2% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#90 30.1% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#91 30.1% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#92 29.9% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#93 29.9% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#94 29.9% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#95 29.8% Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#96 29.7% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#97 29.7% Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#98 29.5% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#99 28.9% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#100 28.8% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#101 28.8% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#102 28.7% Rep. Mark Takai [D-HI1, 2015-2016]
#103 28.5% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#104 28.5% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#105 28.3% Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#106 28.2% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#107 28.1% Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#108 28.0% Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#109 28.0% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#110 27.9% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#111 27.8% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#112 27.6% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#113 27.4% Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#114 27.1% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#115 27.1% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#116 27.0% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#117 27.0% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#118 27.0% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#119 26.8% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#120 26.7% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#121 26.6% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#122 26.4% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#123 26.4% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#124 26.4% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#125 26.3% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#126 26.2% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#127 26.0% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#128 25.7% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#129 25.6% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#130 25.5% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#131 25.4% Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#132 25.4% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#133 25.2% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#134 25.0% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#135 24.6% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#136 24.6% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#137 24.5% Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#138 24.4% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#139 24.4% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#140 24.2% Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#141 24.1% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#142 24.0% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#143 24.0% Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#144 23.9% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#145 23.8% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#146 23.7% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#147 23.5% Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#148 23.4% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#149 23.3% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#150 23.3% Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#151 23.3% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#152 23.2% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#153 23.1% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#154 22.6% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#155 22.3% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#156 22.1% Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#157 21.9% Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#158 21.9% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#159 21.8% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#160 21.7% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#161 21.6% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#162 21.3% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#163 21.2% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#164 21.0% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#165 20.6% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#166 19.7% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#167 19.7% Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#168 19.5% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#169 19.3% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#170 19.3% Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#171 19.3% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#172 19.0% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#173 19.0% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#174 19.0% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#175 18.9% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#176 18.4% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#177 18.3% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#178 18.1% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#179 17.9% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#180 17.4% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#181 16.6% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#182 16.1% Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#183 15.9% Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#184 15.8% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#185 15.7% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#186 15.2% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#187 14.5% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#188 14.1% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#189 13.9% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#190 12.9% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#191 10.5% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#192 4.9% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.