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2016 Report Cards
House Democrats / Working with the Other Chamber

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.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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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]
#2 11 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#3 10 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#3 10 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#3 10 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#3 10 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 10 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#8 9 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#8 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#8 9 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#8 9 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#12 8 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#12 8 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#12 8 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#12 8 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#16 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#16 7 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#16 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#16 7 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#16 7 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#21 6 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#21 6 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#21 6 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 6 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#21 6 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#21 6 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#21 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#28 5 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#28 5 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#28 5 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#28 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#28 5 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#28 5 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#28 5 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#28 5 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#28 5 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#37 4 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#37 4 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#37 4 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#37 4 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#37 4 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#37 4 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#37 4 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#37 4 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#37 4 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#37 4 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#37 4 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#37 4 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#37 4 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#37 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#37 4 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#37 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#37 4 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#37 4 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#37 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#37 4 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#37 4 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#37 4 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#37 4 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#37 4 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#37 4 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#62 3 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#62 3 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#62 3 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#62 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#62 3 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#62 3 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#62 3 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#62 3 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#62 3 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#62 3 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#62 3 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#62 3 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#62 3 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#62 3 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#62 3 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#62 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#62 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#62 3 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#62 3 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#62 3 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#62 3 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#62 3 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#62 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#62 3 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#62 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#62 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#62 3 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#89 2 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#89 2 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#89 2 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#89 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#89 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#89 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#89 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#89 2 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#89 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#89 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#89 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#89 2 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#89 2 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#89 2 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#89 2 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#89 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#89 2 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#89 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#89 2 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#89 2 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#89 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#89 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#89 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#89 2 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#89 2 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#89 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#89 2 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#89 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#89 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#89 2 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#89 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#89 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#121 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#121 1 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#121 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#121 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#121 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#121 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#121 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#121 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#121 1 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#121 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#121 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#121 1 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#121 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#121 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#121 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#121 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#121 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#121 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#121 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#121 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#121 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#121 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#121 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#121 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#121 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#121 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#121 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#121 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#121 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#121 1 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#121 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#121 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#121 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#121 1 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#121 1 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#121 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#121 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#158 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#158 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#158 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#158 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#158 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#158 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#158 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#158 0 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#158 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#158 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#158 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#158 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#158 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#158 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#158 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#158 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#158 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#158 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#158 0 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#158 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#158 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#158 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#158 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#158 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#158 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#158 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#158 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#158 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#158 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#158 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#158 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#158 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#158 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#158 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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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.