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2016 Report Cards
House Democrats / Joining Bipartisan Bills

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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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 often
#1 69.1% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 61.8% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#3 59.2% Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#4 59.2% Rep. Ashford [D-NE2]
#5 57.6% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#6 55.3% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#7 55.0% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#8 55.0% Rep. Graham [D-FL2]
#9 53.8% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#10 50.3% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#11 49.8% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#12 46.4% Rep. Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1]
#13 45.6% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#14 44.6% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#15 44.6% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#16 44.3% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#17 43.9% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#18 43.8% Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#19 43.5% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#20 43.5% Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#21 43.3% Commish. Pierluisi [D-PR0]
#22 42.9% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#23 42.7% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#24 42.6% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#25 42.2% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 41.3% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#27 41.2% Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#28 41.1% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#29 41.1% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#30 40.8% Rep. Carney [D-DE0]
#31 40.7% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#32 40.5% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#33 40.2% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#34 40.1% Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#35 39.8% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#36 39.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#37 39.5% Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#38 39.4% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#39 39.4% Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#40 39.3% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#41 38.4% Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#42 38.2% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#43 38.0% Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#44 38.0% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#45 37.9% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#46 37.7% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#47 37.4% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#48 37.1% Rep. Murphy [D-FL18]
#49 36.8% Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#50 36.7% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#51 36.6% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#52 36.5% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#53 36.4% Rep. Duckworth [D-IL8]
#54 36.3% Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#55 36.1% Rep. Israel [D-NY3]
#56 35.8% Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#57 35.7% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#58 35.7% Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#59 35.7% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#60 35.0% Rep. Sanchez [D-CA46]
#61 34.7% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#62 34.4% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#63 34.2% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#64 33.8% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#65 33.5% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#66 33.3% Rep. Frankel [D-FL22]
#67 33.1% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#68 33.0% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#69 33.0% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#70 32.8% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#71 32.6% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#72 32.3% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#73 32.1% Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#74 32.0% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#75 31.9% Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#76 31.7% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#77 31.6% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#78 31.6% Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#79 31.6% Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#80 31.6% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#81 31.5% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#82 31.3% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#83 31.1% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#84 30.8% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#85 30.7% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#86 30.6% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#87 30.3% Rep. Hinojosa [D-TX15]
#88 30.2% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#89 30.2% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#90 30.1% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#91 30.0% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#92 30.0% Rep. Deutch [D-FL21]
#93 30.0% Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#94 29.8% Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#95 29.7% Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#96 29.4% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#97 29.3% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#98 29.2% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#99 29.2% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#100 29.1% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#101 29.0% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#102 28.9% Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#103 28.8% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#104 28.7% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#105 28.7% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#106 28.6% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#107 28.4% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#108 28.2% Rep. Grayson [D-FL9]
#109 28.2% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#110 28.2% Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#111 28.1% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#112 27.9% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#113 27.9% Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#114 27.7% Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#115 27.7% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#116 27.7% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#117 27.5% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#118 27.2% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#119 27.1% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#120 27.1% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#121 26.9% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#122 26.9% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#123 26.7% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#124 26.6% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#125 26.6% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#126 26.5% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#127 26.3% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#128 26.1% Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#129 26.0% Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#130 25.9% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#131 25.9% Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#132 25.9% Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#133 25.8% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#134 25.6% Rep. Brown [D-FL5]
#135 25.4% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#136 25.4% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#137 25.1% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#138 25.0% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#139 24.9% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#140 24.9% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#141 24.9% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#142 24.8% Rep. Capps [D-CA24]
#143 24.7% Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#144 24.6% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#145 24.4% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#146 24.0% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#147 24.0% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#148 23.4% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#149 23.4% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#150 23.3% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#151 23.2% Rep. Farr [D-CA20]
#152 23.0% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#153 22.5% Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#154 22.5% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#155 22.1% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#156 22.0% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#157 22.0% Rep. Rangel [D-NY13]
#158 21.9% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#159 21.8% Rep. McDermott [D-WA7]
#160 21.5% Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
#161 21.5% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#162 21.4% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#163 21.4% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#164 21.0% Rep. Conyers [D-MI13]
#165 21.0% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#166 20.6% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#167 20.5% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#168 20.3% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#169 20.0% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#170 19.9% Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#171 19.8% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#172 19.6% Rep. Honda [D-CA17]
#173 19.6% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#174 19.4% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#175 19.3% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#176 19.2% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#177 18.2% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#178 18.1% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#179 18.1% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#180 18.1% Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#181 16.8% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#182 16.1% Rep. Edwards [D-MD4]
#183 16.0% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#184 15.6% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#185 15.3% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#186 14.4% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#187 14.1% Rep. Becerra [D-CA34]
#188 13.7% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#189 3.3% Rep. 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

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.