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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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

House Democrats
most bipartisan
#1 69.1% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 61.8% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#3 59.2% Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#4 59.2% Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#5 57.6% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#6 55.3% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#7 55.0% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#8 55.0% Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#9 53.8% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#10 50.3% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#11 49.8% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#12 46.4% Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#13 45.6% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#14 44.6% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#15 44.6% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#16 44.3% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#17 43.9% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#18 43.8% Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#19 43.5% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#20 43.5% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#21 43.3% Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#22 42.9% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#23 42.7% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#24 42.6% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#25 42.2% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 41.3% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#27 41.2% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#28 41.1% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#29 41.1% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#30 40.8% Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#31 40.7% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#32 40.5% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#33 40.2% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#34 40.1% Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#35 39.8% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#36 39.6% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#37 39.5% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#38 39.4% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#39 39.4% Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#40 39.3% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#41 38.4% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#42 38.2% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#43 38.0% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#44 38.0% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#45 37.9% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#46 37.7% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#47 37.4% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#48 37.1% Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#49 36.8% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#50 36.7% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#51 36.6% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#52 36.5% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#53 36.4% Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#54 36.3% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#55 36.1% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#56 35.8% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#57 35.7% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#58 35.7% Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#59 35.7% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#60 35.0% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#61 34.7% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#62 34.4% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#63 34.2% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#64 33.8% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#65 33.5% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#66 33.3% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#67 33.1% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#68 33.0% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#69 33.0% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#70 32.8% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#71 32.6% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#72 32.3% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#73 32.1% Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#74 32.0% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#75 31.9% Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#76 31.7% Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#77 31.6% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#78 31.6% Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#79 31.6% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#80 31.6% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#81 31.5% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#82 31.3% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#83 31.1% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#84 30.8% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#85 30.7% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#86 30.6% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#87 30.3% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#88 30.2% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#89 30.2% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#90 30.1% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#91 30.0% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#92 30.0% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#93 30.0% Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#94 29.8% Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#95 29.7% Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#96 29.4% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#97 29.3% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#98 29.2% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#99 29.2% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#100 29.1% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#101 29.0% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#102 28.9% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#103 28.8% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#104 28.7% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#105 28.7% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#106 28.6% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#107 28.4% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#108 28.2% Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#109 28.2% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#110 28.2% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#111 28.1% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#112 27.9% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#113 27.9% Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#114 27.7% Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#115 27.7% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#116 27.7% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#117 27.5% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#118 27.2% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#119 27.1% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#120 27.1% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#121 26.9% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#122 26.9% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#123 26.7% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#124 26.6% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#125 26.6% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#126 26.5% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#127 26.3% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#128 26.1% Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#129 26.0% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#130 25.9% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#131 25.9% Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#132 25.9% Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#133 25.8% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#134 25.6% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#135 25.4% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#136 25.4% Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#137 25.1% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#138 25.0% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#139 24.9% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#140 24.9% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#141 24.9% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#142 24.8% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#143 24.7% Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#144 24.6% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#145 24.4% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#146 24.0% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#147 24.0% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#148 23.4% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#149 23.4% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#150 23.3% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#151 23.2% Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#152 23.0% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#153 22.5% Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#154 22.5% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#155 22.1% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#156 22.0% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#157 22.0% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#158 21.9% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#159 21.8% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#160 21.5% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#161 21.5% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#162 21.4% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#163 21.4% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#164 21.0% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#165 21.0% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#166 20.6% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#167 20.5% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#168 20.3% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#169 20.0% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#170 19.9% Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#171 19.8% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#172 19.6% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#173 19.6% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#174 19.4% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#175 19.3% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#176 19.2% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#177 18.2% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#178 18.1% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#179 18.1% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#180 18.1% Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#181 16.8% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#182 16.1% Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#183 16.0% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#184 15.6% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#185 15.3% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#186 14.4% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#187 14.1% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#188 13.7% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#189 3.3% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.