skip to main content

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.

Page Icon

 

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

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.