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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in 2015. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Democrats
most often
#1 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 8 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#2 8 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 8 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#5 7 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#5 7 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#7 6 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#7 6 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#7 6 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#7 6 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#11 5 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#11 5 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#11 5 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#11 5 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#15 4 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#15 4 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#15 4 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#15 4 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#15 4 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#15 4 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#15 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#15 4 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#15 4 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#15 4 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#15 4 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#15 4 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#27 3 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#27 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#27 3 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#27 3 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#27 3 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#27 3 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#27 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#27 3 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#27 3 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#27 3 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#27 3 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#27 3 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#27 3 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#27 3 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#27 3 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#27 3 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#27 3 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#27 3 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#27 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#27 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#27 3 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#27 3 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#27 3 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#27 3 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#27 3 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#27 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#27 3 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#27 3 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#27 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#27 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#27 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#27 3 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#27 3 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#27 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#27 3 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#27 3 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#27 3 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#27 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#27 3 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#27 3 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#67 2 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#67 2 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#67 2 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#67 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#67 2 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#67 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#67 2 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#67 2 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#67 2 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#67 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#67 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#67 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#67 2 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#67 2 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#67 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#67 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#67 2 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#67 2 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#67 2 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#67 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#67 2 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#67 2 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#67 2 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#67 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#67 2 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#67 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#67 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#67 2 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#67 2 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#67 2 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#67 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#67 2 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#67 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#67 2 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#67 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#67 2 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#67 2 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#67 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#67 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#67 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#67 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#67 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#67 2 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#67 2 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#67 2 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#67 2 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#67 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#67 2 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#67 2 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#67 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#67 2 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#67 2 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#67 2 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#67 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#67 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#67 2 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#67 2 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#67 2 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#67 2 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#67 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#67 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#67 2 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#67 2 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#67 2 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#67 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#67 2 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#67 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#134 1 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#134 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#134 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#134 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#134 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#134 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#134 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#134 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#134 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#134 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#134 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#134 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#134 1 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#134 1 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#134 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#134 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#134 1 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#134 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#134 1 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#134 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#134 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#134 1 Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#134 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#134 1 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#134 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#134 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#134 1 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#134 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#134 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#134 1 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#134 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#134 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#134 1 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#134 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#134 1 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#134 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#134 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#134 1 Rep. Mark Takai [D-HI1, 2015-2016]
#134 1 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#134 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#134 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#134 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#176 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#176 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#176 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#176 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#176 0 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#176 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#176 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#176 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#176 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#176 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#176 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#176 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#176 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#176 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#176 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#176 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#176 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
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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.