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