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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. Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 64.9% Rep. Graham [D-FL2]
#3 60.2% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#4 59.6% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#5 59.1% Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#6 58.0% Rep. Ashford [D-NE2]
#7 57.6% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#8 57.3% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#9 55.0% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#10 50.9% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#11 49.0% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#12 48.8% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#13 48.7% Rep. Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1]
#14 48.2% Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#15 48.1% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#16 45.9% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#17 44.8% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#18 44.6% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#19 44.3% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#20 44.1% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#21 44.1% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#22 43.1% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#23 42.7% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#24 42.5% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#25 42.4% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#26 42.3% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#27 42.0% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#28 41.5% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#29 41.1% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#30 41.0% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#31 40.6% Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#32 39.9% Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#33 39.8% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#34 39.7% Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#35 39.7% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#36 39.7% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#37 39.6% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#38 39.6% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#39 39.5% Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#40 39.4% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#41 39.3% Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#42 38.8% Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#43 38.7% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#44 38.3% Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#45 38.3% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#46 38.2% Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#47 37.8% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#48 37.7% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#49 37.5% Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#50 37.4% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#51 37.1% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#52 37.1% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#53 36.8% Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#54 36.7% Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#55 36.7% Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#56 36.7% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#57 35.8% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#58 35.2% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#59 35.2% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#60 34.6% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#61 34.6% Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#62 34.4% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#63 34.4% Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#64 34.1% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#65 34.1% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#66 33.9% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#67 33.8% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#68 33.7% Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#69 33.7% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#70 33.6% Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#71 33.3% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#72 33.1% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#73 33.0% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#74 32.9% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#75 32.8% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#76 32.7% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#77 32.7% Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#78 32.6% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#79 32.5% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#80 32.3% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#81 32.2% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#82 32.1% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#83 31.7% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#84 31.5% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#85 30.8% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#86 30.7% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#87 30.7% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#88 30.5% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#89 30.2% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#90 30.1% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#91 30.1% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#92 29.9% Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#93 29.9% Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#94 29.9% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#95 29.8% Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#96 29.7% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#97 29.7% Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#98 29.5% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#99 28.9% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#100 28.8% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#101 28.8% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#102 28.7% Rep. Takai [D-HI1]
#103 28.5% Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#104 28.5% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#105 28.3% Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#106 28.2% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#107 28.1% Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#108 28.0% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#109 28.0% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#110 27.9% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#111 27.8% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#112 27.6% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#113 27.4% Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#114 27.1% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#115 27.1% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#116 27.0% Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#117 27.0% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#118 27.0% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#119 26.8% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#120 26.7% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#121 26.6% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#122 26.4% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#123 26.4% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#124 26.4% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#125 26.3% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#126 26.2% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#127 26.0% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#128 25.7% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#129 25.6% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#130 25.5% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#131 25.4% Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#132 25.4% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#133 25.2% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#134 25.0% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#135 24.6% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#136 24.6% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#137 24.5% Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#138 24.4% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#139 24.4% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#140 24.2% Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#141 24.1% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#142 24.0% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#143 24.0% Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#144 23.9% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#145 23.8% Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#146 23.7% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#147 23.5% Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#148 23.4% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#149 23.3% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#150 23.3% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#151 23.3% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#152 23.2% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#153 23.1% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#154 22.6% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#155 22.3% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#156 22.1% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#157 21.9% Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#158 21.9% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#159 21.8% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#160 21.7% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#161 21.6% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#162 21.3% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#163 21.2% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#164 21.0% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#165 20.6% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#166 19.7% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#167 19.7% Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#168 19.5% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#169 19.3% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#170 19.3% Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#171 19.3% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#172 19.0% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#173 19.0% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#174 19.0% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#175 18.9% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#176 18.4% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#177 18.3% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#178 18.1% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#179 17.9% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#180 17.4% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#181 16.6% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#182 16.1% Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#183 15.9% Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#184 15.8% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#185 15.7% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#186 15.2% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#187 14.5% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#188 14.1% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#189 13.9% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#190 12.9% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#191 10.5% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#192 4.9% Rep. 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

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.