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

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.