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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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

House Democrats
top leader
#1 0.91 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#10 0.74 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#100 0.41 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#101 0.41 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#102 0.41 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#103 0.40 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#104 0.40 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#105 0.40 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#106 0.40 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#107 0.39 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#108 0.39 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#109 0.39 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#11 0.73 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#110 0.39 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#111 0.39 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#112 0.38 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#113 0.38 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#114 0.38 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#115 0.37 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#116 0.37 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#117 0.37 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#118 0.36 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#119 0.35 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#12 0.71 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#120 0.35 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#121 0.35 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#122 0.35 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#123 0.35 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#124 0.35 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#125 0.34 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#126 0.34 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#127 0.34 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#128 0.34 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#129 0.33 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#13 0.71 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#130 0.32 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#131 0.32 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#132 0.32 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#133 0.31 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#134 0.31 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#135 0.31 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#136 0.31 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#137 0.31 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#138 0.30 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#139 0.30 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#14 0.70 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#140 0.30 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#141 0.30 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#142 0.30 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#143 0.29 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#144 0.29 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#145 0.29 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#146 0.28 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#147 0.28 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#148 0.28 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#149 0.28 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#15 0.69 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#150 0.28 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#151 0.27 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#152 0.27 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#153 0.27 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#154 0.26 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#155 0.26 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#156 0.26 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#157 0.25 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#158 0.24 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#159 0.24 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#16 0.69 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#160 0.23 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#161 0.23 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#162 0.23 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#163 0.22 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#164 0.21 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#165 0.21 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#166 0.21 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#167 0.21 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#168 0.19 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#169 0.18 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#17 0.68 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#170 0.18 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#171 0.17 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#172 0.16 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#173 0.14 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#174 0.13 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#175 0.12 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#176 0.11 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#177 0.11 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#178 0.11 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#179 0.10 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#18 0.68 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#180 0.10 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#181 0.10 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#182 0.09 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#183 0.07 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#184 0.06 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#185 0.06 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#186 0.04 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#187 0.02 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#188 0.02 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#189 0.02 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#189 0.02 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#19 0.67 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#191 0.00 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#2 0.85 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#20 0.67 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#21 0.66 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#22 0.66 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#23 0.65 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#24 0.65 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#25 0.65 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#26 0.64 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#27 0.63 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#28 0.63 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#29 0.62 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#3 0.82 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#30 0.62 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#31 0.62 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#32 0.61 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#33 0.61 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#34 0.61 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#35 0.61 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#36 0.61 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#37 0.60 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#38 0.60 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#39 0.60 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#4 0.77 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#40 0.60 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#41 0.60 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#42 0.59 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#43 0.59 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#44 0.59 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#45 0.59 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#46 0.59 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#47 0.59 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#48 0.59 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#49 0.58 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#5 0.75 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#50 0.58 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#51 0.57 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#52 0.57 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#53 0.57 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#54 0.56 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#55 0.56 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#56 0.56 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#57 0.55 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#58 0.55 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#59 0.55 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#6 0.75 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#60 0.55 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#61 0.54 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#62 0.54 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#63 0.54 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#64 0.53 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#65 0.53 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#66 0.53 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#67 0.53 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#68 0.53 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#69 0.53 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#7 0.75 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#70 0.52 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#71 0.52 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#72 0.52 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#73 0.51 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#74 0.51 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#75 0.51 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#76 0.51 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#77 0.50 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#78 0.49 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#79 0.49 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#8 0.74 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#80 0.47 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#81 0.47 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#82 0.46 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#83 0.46 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#84 0.46 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#85 0.46 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#86 0.45 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#87 0.45 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#88 0.45 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#89 0.45 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#9 0.74 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#90 0.45 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#91 0.44 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#92 0.43 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#93 0.43 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#94 0.43 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#95 0.42 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#96 0.41 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#97 0.41 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#98 0.41 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#99 0.41 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, 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 leadership scores 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.