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