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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. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#2 1202 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 1020 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#4 694 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#5 684 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#6 679 Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#7 661 Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#8 629 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#9 620 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#10 584 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#11 563 Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#12 548 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#13 471 Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#14 467 Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#15 428 Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#16 424 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#17 419 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#18 408 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#19 402 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#20 401 Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#21 374 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#22 373 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#23 368 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#24 359 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#25 355 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#26 345 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#27 341 Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#28 339 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#29 338 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#29 338 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#31 333 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#32 329 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#33 327 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#34 326 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#35 322 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#35 322 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#37 320 Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#38 318 Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#39 314 Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#40 307 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#41 306 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#42 304 Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#43 300 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#44 299 Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#45 298 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#46 288 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#47 287 Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#48 281 Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#49 271 Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#50 264 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#51 262 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#52 261 Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#52 261 Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#52 261 Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#55 253 Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#56 252 Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#56 252 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#58 251 Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#59 245 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#60 237 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#61 234 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#62 233 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#62 233 Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#64 228 Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#65 225 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#65 225 Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#67 224 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#68 223 Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#69 215 Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#70 214 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#71 211 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#72 198 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#72 198 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#74 188 Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#75 186 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#76 184 Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#77 182 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#78 181 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#79 178 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#80 175 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#80 175 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#82 170 Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#83 168 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#84 154 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#85 153 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#86 151 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#87 148 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#88 147 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#89 142 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#90 139 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#91 137 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#92 135 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#93 134 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#94 133 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#95 128 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#96 126 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#97 122 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#98 121 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#99 120 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#100 118 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#100 118 Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#102 117 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#103 116 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#104 114 Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#105 113 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#106 111 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#106 111 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#108 109 Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#109 108 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#110 105 Rep. Hahn [D-CA44]
#110 105 Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#112 103 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#113 100 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#114 99 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#115 98 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#115 98 Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#117 97 Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#117 97 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#119 91 Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#119 91 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#121 87 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#121 87 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#123 84 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#124 82 Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#124 82 Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#124 82 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#127 81 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#127 81 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#129 80 Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#129 80 Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#131 78 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#132 77 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#132 77 Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#132 77 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#135 76 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#136 74 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#136 74 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#138 69 Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#139 68 Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#140 65 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#141 63 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#142 62 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#142 62 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#144 59 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#144 59 Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#146 56 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#147 55 Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#148 54 Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#149 53 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#149 53 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#151 52 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#151 52 Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#153 50 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#154 49 Rep. Graham [D-FL2]
#154 49 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#156 48 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#157 46 Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#158 43 Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#158 43 Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#160 42 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#161 41 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#162 40 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#162 40 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#164 39 Rep. Takai [D-HI1]
#165 38 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#166 36 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#167 31 Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#167 31 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#167 31 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#170 26 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#170 26 Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#172 25 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#173 22 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#173 22 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#175 20 Rep. Fattah [D-PA2]
#176 18 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#177 12 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#177 12 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#179 10 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#179 10 Rep. Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1]
#181 9 Rep. Ashford [D-NE2]
#181 9 Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#181 9 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#184 8 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#184 8 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#186 7 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#187 2 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#187 2 Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#189 1 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#189 1 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#191 0 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#191 0 Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
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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.