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2016 Report Cards: House Democrats

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017), as of Aug 24, 2017.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in the 114th Congress, including via incorporation into other bills. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Democrats
most laws
#1 4 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#2 3 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#2 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#2 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#25 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#25 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#25 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#25 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#25 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#25 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#25 1 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#25 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#25 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#25 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#25 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#25 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#25 1 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#25 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#25 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#25 1 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#25 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#25 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#25 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#25 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#25 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#25 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#25 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#25 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#25 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#25 1 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#25 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#25 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#25 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#25 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#25 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#25 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#25 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#25 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#25 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#25 1 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#25 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#25 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#25 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#25 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#25 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#25 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#25 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#25 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#25 1 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#25 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#25 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#25 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#25 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#25 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#25 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#25 1 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#25 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#25 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#25 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#25 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#25 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#25 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#25 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#25 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#25 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#5 2 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#5 2 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#5 2 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#5 2 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#5 2 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#5 2 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#5 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#5 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#5 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#5 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#5 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#5 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#5 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#5 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#5 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#5 2 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#5 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#5 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#5 2 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#5 2 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#86 0 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#86 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#86 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#86 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#86 0 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#86 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#86 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#86 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#86 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#86 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#86 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#86 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#86 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#86 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#86 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#86 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#86 0 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#86 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#86 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#86 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#86 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#86 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#86 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#86 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#86 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#86 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#86 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#86 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#86 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#86 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#86 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#86 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#86 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#86 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#86 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#86 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#86 0 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#86 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#86 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#86 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#86 0 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#86 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#86 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#86 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#86 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#86 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#86 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#86 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#86 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#86 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#86 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#86 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#86 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#86 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#86 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#86 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#86 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#86 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#86 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#86 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#86 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#86 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#86 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#86 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#86 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#86 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#86 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#86 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#86 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#86 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#86 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#86 0 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#86 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#86 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#86 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#86 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#86 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#86 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#86 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#86 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#86 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#86 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#86 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#86 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#86 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#86 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#86 0 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#86 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#86 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#86 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#86 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#86 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#86 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#86 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#86 0 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
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The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.

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 the 114th Congress) 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.