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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 114th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 13 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#12 8 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#12 8 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#12 8 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#12 8 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#121 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#121 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#121 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#121 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#121 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#121 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#121 1 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#121 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#121 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#121 1 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#121 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#121 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#121 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#121 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#121 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#121 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#121 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#121 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#121 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#121 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#121 1 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#121 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#121 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#121 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#121 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#121 1 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#121 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#121 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#121 1 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#121 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#121 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#121 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#121 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#121 1 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#121 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#121 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#121 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#158 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#158 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#158 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#158 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#158 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#158 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#158 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#158 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#158 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#158 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#158 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#158 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#158 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#158 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#158 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#158 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#158 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#158 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#158 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#158 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#158 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#158 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#158 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#158 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#158 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#158 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#158 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#158 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#158 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#158 0 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#158 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#158 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#158 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#158 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#16 7 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#16 7 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#16 7 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#16 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#16 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#2 11 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#21 6 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#21 6 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 6 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#21 6 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#21 6 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#21 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#21 6 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#28 5 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#28 5 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#28 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#28 5 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#28 5 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#28 5 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#28 5 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#28 5 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#28 5 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#3 10 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#3 10 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 10 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#3 10 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#3 10 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#37 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#37 4 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#37 4 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#37 4 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#37 4 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#37 4 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#37 4 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#37 4 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#37 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#37 4 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#37 4 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#37 4 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#37 4 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#37 4 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#37 4 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#37 4 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#37 4 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#37 4 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#37 4 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#37 4 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#37 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#37 4 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#37 4 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#37 4 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#37 4 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#62 3 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#62 3 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#62 3 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#62 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#62 3 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#62 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#62 3 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#62 3 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#62 3 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#62 3 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#62 3 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#62 3 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#62 3 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#62 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#62 3 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#62 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#62 3 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#62 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#62 3 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#62 3 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#62 3 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#62 3 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#62 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#62 3 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#62 3 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#62 3 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#62 3 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#8 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#8 9 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#8 9 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#8 9 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#89 2 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#89 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#89 2 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#89 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#89 2 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#89 2 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#89 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#89 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#89 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#89 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#89 2 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#89 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#89 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#89 2 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#89 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#89 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#89 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#89 2 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#89 2 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#89 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#89 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#89 2 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#89 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#89 2 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#89 2 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#89 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#89 2 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#89 2 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#89 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#89 2 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#89 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#89 2 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.