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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

House Democrats
most conservative
#1 0.65 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 0.57 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#3 0.56 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#4 0.56 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#5 0.52 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#6 0.52 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#7 0.51 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#8 0.50 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#9 0.49 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#10 0.49 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#11 0.47 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#12 0.47 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#13 0.47 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#14 0.46 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#15 0.45 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#16 0.45 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#17 0.45 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#18 0.45 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#19 0.44 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#20 0.43 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#21 0.43 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#22 0.43 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#23 0.43 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#24 0.42 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#25 0.42 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#26 0.41 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#27 0.41 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#28 0.40 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#29 0.40 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#30 0.39 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#31 0.39 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#32 0.39 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#33 0.39 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#34 0.38 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#35 0.38 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#36 0.38 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#37 0.37 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#38 0.37 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#39 0.37 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#40 0.37 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#41 0.37 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#42 0.37 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#43 0.36 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#44 0.36 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#45 0.36 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#46 0.36 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#47 0.36 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#48 0.36 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#49 0.36 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#50 0.36 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#51 0.36 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#52 0.35 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#53 0.35 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#54 0.35 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#55 0.35 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#56 0.35 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#57 0.35 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#58 0.34 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#59 0.34 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#60 0.34 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#61 0.34 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#62 0.34 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#63 0.34 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#64 0.34 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#65 0.34 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#66 0.33 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#67 0.33 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#68 0.33 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#69 0.33 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#70 0.33 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#71 0.33 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#72 0.33 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#73 0.33 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#74 0.33 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#75 0.33 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#76 0.33 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#77 0.32 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#78 0.32 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#79 0.32 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#80 0.32 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#81 0.32 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#82 0.32 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#83 0.32 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#84 0.32 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#85 0.32 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#86 0.32 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#87 0.32 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#88 0.32 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#89 0.31 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#90 0.31 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#91 0.31 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#92 0.31 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#93 0.31 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#94 0.31 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#95 0.31 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#96 0.30 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#97 0.30 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#98 0.30 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#99 0.29 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#100 0.29 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#101 0.29 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#102 0.29 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#103 0.28 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#104 0.28 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#105 0.28 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#106 0.28 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#107 0.28 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#108 0.28 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#109 0.28 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#110 0.28 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#111 0.28 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#112 0.28 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#113 0.28 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#114 0.28 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#115 0.28 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#116 0.28 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#117 0.28 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#118 0.27 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#119 0.27 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#120 0.27 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#121 0.27 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#122 0.27 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#123 0.26 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#124 0.26 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#125 0.26 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#126 0.26 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#127 0.26 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#128 0.26 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#129 0.26 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#130 0.26 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#131 0.26 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#132 0.25 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#133 0.25 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#134 0.25 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#135 0.25 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#136 0.25 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#137 0.24 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#138 0.24 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#139 0.24 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#140 0.24 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#141 0.24 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#142 0.24 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#143 0.24 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#144 0.24 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#145 0.24 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#146 0.24 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#147 0.24 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#148 0.24 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#149 0.23 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#150 0.23 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#151 0.23 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#152 0.23 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#153 0.23 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#154 0.23 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#155 0.23 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#156 0.22 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#157 0.22 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#158 0.21 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#159 0.21 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#160 0.20 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#161 0.20 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#162 0.20 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#163 0.19 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#164 0.18 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#165 0.18 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#166 0.18 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#167 0.18 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#168 0.18 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#169 0.17 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#170 0.17 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#171 0.17 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#172 0.16 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#173 0.16 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#174 0.15 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#175 0.15 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#176 0.15 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#177 0.14 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#178 0.14 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#179 0.13 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#180 0.12 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#181 0.12 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#182 0.12 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#183 0.12 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#184 0.12 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#185 0.11 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#186 0.10 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#187 0.10 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#188 0.08 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#189 0.02 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#190 0.01 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#191 0.00 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.