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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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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 106 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#2 76 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#3 66 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#4 65 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#5 53 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#6 48 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#6 48 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#8 44 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#9 42 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#9 42 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#11 39 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#12 36 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#13 35 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#13 35 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#13 35 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#16 34 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#17 33 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#17 33 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#19 32 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#19 32 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#19 32 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#22 31 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#23 30 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#24 29 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#24 29 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#24 29 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#24 29 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#24 29 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#29 28 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#29 28 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#29 28 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#29 28 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#29 28 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#29 28 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#35 27 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#35 27 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#37 26 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#37 26 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#37 26 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#37 26 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#41 25 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#41 25 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#41 25 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#44 24 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#44 24 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#44 24 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#47 23 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#47 23 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#47 23 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#47 23 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#47 23 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#47 23 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#53 22 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#53 22 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#53 22 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#53 22 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#53 22 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#53 22 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#59 21 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#59 21 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#61 20 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#61 20 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#61 20 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#61 20 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#61 20 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#61 20 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#61 20 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#61 20 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#61 20 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#61 20 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#61 20 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#61 20 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#61 20 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#74 19 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#74 19 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#74 19 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#74 19 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#78 18 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#78 18 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#78 18 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#78 18 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#78 18 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#78 18 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#78 18 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#78 18 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#78 18 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#78 18 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#88 17 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#88 17 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#88 17 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#88 17 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#88 17 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#88 17 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#88 17 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#88 17 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#88 17 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#88 17 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#98 16 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#98 16 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#98 16 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#98 16 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#98 16 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#98 16 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#98 16 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#98 16 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#98 16 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#98 16 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#108 15 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#108 15 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#108 15 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#111 14 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#111 14 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#111 14 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#111 14 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#111 14 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#111 14 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#117 13 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#117 13 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#117 13 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#117 13 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#117 13 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#117 13 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#117 13 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#124 12 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#124 12 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#124 12 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#124 12 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#124 12 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#124 12 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#130 11 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#130 11 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#130 11 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#130 11 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#130 11 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#130 11 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#130 11 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#130 11 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#130 11 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#130 11 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#130 11 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#130 11 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#130 11 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#143 10 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#143 10 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#143 10 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#143 10 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#143 10 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#143 10 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#143 10 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#143 10 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#143 10 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#143 10 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#153 9 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#153 9 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#153 9 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#153 9 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#153 9 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#153 9 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#159 8 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#159 8 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#159 8 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#159 8 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#159 8 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#159 8 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#159 8 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#159 8 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#159 8 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#168 7 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#168 7 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#168 7 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#168 7 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#168 7 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#173 6 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#173 6 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#173 6 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#173 6 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#177 5 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#178 4 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#178 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#178 4 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#178 4 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#178 4 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#178 4 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#178 4 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#185 3 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#185 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#185 3 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#188 2 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#188 2 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#190 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#190 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
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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 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.