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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Democrats
most often
#1 19 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#2 16 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#2 16 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 14 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#5 13 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#6 12 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#6 12 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#8 11 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#8 11 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#8 11 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#8 11 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#12 10 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#12 10 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#12 10 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#12 10 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#16 9 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#16 9 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#16 9 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#16 9 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#16 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#21 8 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#21 8 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#23 7 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#23 7 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#23 7 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#23 7 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#23 7 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#23 7 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#23 7 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#23 7 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#23 7 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#32 6 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#32 6 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#32 6 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#32 6 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#32 6 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#32 6 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#32 6 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#32 6 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#32 6 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#32 6 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#32 6 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#32 6 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#32 6 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#32 6 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#32 6 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#47 5 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#47 5 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#47 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#47 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#47 5 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#47 5 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#47 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#47 5 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#47 5 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#47 5 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#47 5 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#47 5 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#47 5 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#60 4 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#60 4 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#60 4 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#60 4 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#60 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#60 4 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#60 4 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#60 4 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#60 4 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#60 4 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#60 4 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#60 4 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#60 4 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#60 4 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#60 4 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#60 4 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#60 4 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#60 4 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#60 4 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#60 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#60 4 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#60 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#60 4 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#60 4 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#60 4 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#85 3 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#85 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#85 3 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#85 3 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#85 3 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#85 3 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#85 3 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#85 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#85 3 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#85 3 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#85 3 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#85 3 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#85 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#85 3 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#85 3 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#85 3 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#85 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#85 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#85 3 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#85 3 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#85 3 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#85 3 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#85 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#85 3 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#85 3 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#85 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#85 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#85 3 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#85 3 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#85 3 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#85 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#116 2 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#116 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#116 2 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#116 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#116 2 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#116 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#116 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#116 2 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#116 2 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#116 2 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#116 2 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#116 2 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#116 2 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#116 2 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#116 2 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#116 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#116 2 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#116 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#116 2 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#116 2 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#116 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#116 2 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#116 2 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#116 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#116 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#116 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#116 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#116 2 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#116 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#116 2 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#116 2 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#147 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#147 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#147 1 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#147 1 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#147 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#147 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#147 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#147 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#147 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#147 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#147 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#147 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#147 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#147 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#147 1 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#147 1 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#147 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#147 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#165 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#165 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#165 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#165 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#165 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#165 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#165 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#165 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#165 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#165 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#165 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#165 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#165 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#165 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#165 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#165 0 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#165 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#165 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#165 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#165 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#165 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#165 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#165 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#165 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#165 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#165 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#165 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
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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.