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2015 Report Cards
House Democrats / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2015.

House Democrats
most cosponsors
#1 1266 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#2 1202 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 1020 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#4 694 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#5 684 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#6 679 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#7 661 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#8 629 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#9 620 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#10 584 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#11 563 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#12 548 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#13 471 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#14 467 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#15 428 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#16 424 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#17 419 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#18 408 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#19 402 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#20 401 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#21 374 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#22 373 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#23 368 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#24 359 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#25 355 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#26 345 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#27 341 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#28 339 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#29 338 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#29 338 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#31 333 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#32 329 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#33 327 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#34 326 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#35 322 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#35 322 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#37 320 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#38 318 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#39 314 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#40 307 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#41 306 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#42 304 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#43 300 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#44 299 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#45 298 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#46 288 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#47 287 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#48 281 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#49 271 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#50 264 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#51 262 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#52 261 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#52 261 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#52 261 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#55 253 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#56 252 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#56 252 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#58 251 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#59 245 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#60 237 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#61 234 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#62 233 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#62 233 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#64 228 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#65 225 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#65 225 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#67 224 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#68 223 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#69 215 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#70 214 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#71 211 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#72 198 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#72 198 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#74 188 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#75 186 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#76 184 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#77 182 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#78 181 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#79 178 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#80 175 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#80 175 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#82 170 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#83 168 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#84 154 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#85 153 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#86 151 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#87 148 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#88 147 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#89 142 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#90 139 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#91 137 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#92 135 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#93 134 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#94 133 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#95 128 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#96 126 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#97 122 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#98 121 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#99 120 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#100 118 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#100 118 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#102 117 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#103 116 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#104 114 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#105 113 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#106 111 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#106 111 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#108 109 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#109 108 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#110 105 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#110 105 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#112 103 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#113 100 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#114 99 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#115 98 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#115 98 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#117 97 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#117 97 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#119 91 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#119 91 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#121 87 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#121 87 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#123 84 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#124 82 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#124 82 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#124 82 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#127 81 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#127 81 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#129 80 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#129 80 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#131 78 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#132 77 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#132 77 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#132 77 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#135 76 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#136 74 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#136 74 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#138 69 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#139 68 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#140 65 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#141 63 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#142 62 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#142 62 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#144 59 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#144 59 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#146 56 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#147 55 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#148 54 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#149 53 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#149 53 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#151 52 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#151 52 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#153 50 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#154 49 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#154 49 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#156 48 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#157 46 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#158 43 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#158 43 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#160 42 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#161 41 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#162 40 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#162 40 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#164 39 Rep. Mark Takai [D-HI1, 2015-2016]
#165 38 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#166 36 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#167 31 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#167 31 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#167 31 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#170 26 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#170 26 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#172 25 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#173 22 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#173 22 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#175 20 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#176 18 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#177 12 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#177 12 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#179 10 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#179 10 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#181 9 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#181 9 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#181 9 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#184 8 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#184 8 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#186 7 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#187 2 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#187 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#189 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#189 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#191 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#191 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
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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.