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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in the 114th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Democrats
most often
#1 17 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#124 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#124 2 Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#124 2 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#124 2 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1, 2013-2016]
#124 2 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#124 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#124 2 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#124 2 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#124 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#124 2 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#124 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#124 2 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#124 2 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#124 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#124 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#124 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#124 2 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#124 2 Rep. Gwen Graham [D-FL2, 2015-2016]
#124 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#124 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#124 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#124 2 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#124 2 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#124 2 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#124 2 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#124 2 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#124 2 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#124 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#124 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#124 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#124 2 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#124 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#124 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#124 2 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#124 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#124 2 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#124 2 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#124 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#162 1 Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]
#162 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#162 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#162 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#162 1 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#162 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#162 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#162 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#162 1 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#162 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#162 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#162 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#162 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#162 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#162 1 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#162 1 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#162 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#162 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#162 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#162 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#162 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#162 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#17 7 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#17 7 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#17 7 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#17 7 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#17 7 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#17 7 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#17 7 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#17 7 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#17 7 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#17 7 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#17 7 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#17 7 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#17 7 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#17 7 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#17 7 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#17 7 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#184 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#184 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#184 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#184 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#184 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#184 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#184 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#184 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#2 12 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 12 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#33 6 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#33 6 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#33 6 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#33 6 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#33 6 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#33 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#33 6 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#4 11 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#4 11 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#40 5 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#40 5 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#40 5 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#40 5 Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#40 5 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#40 5 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#40 5 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#40 5 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#40 5 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#40 5 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#40 5 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#40 5 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#40 5 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#40 5 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#40 5 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#40 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#40 5 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#40 5 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#58 4 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#58 4 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#58 4 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#58 4 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#58 4 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#58 4 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#58 4 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#58 4 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#58 4 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#58 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#58 4 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#58 4 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#58 4 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#58 4 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#58 4 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#58 4 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#58 4 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#58 4 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#58 4 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#58 4 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#58 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#58 4 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#58 4 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#58 4 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#6 10 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#7 9 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#7 9 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#82 3 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#82 3 Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]
#82 3 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#82 3 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#82 3 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#82 3 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#82 3 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#82 3 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#82 3 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#82 3 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#82 3 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#82 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#82 3 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#82 3 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#82 3 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#82 3 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#82 3 Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#82 3 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#82 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#82 3 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#82 3 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#82 3 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#82 3 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#82 3 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#82 3 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#82 3 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#82 3 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#82 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#82 3 Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#82 3 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#82 3 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#82 3 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#82 3 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#82 3 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#82 3 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#82 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#82 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#82 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#82 3 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#82 3 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#82 3 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#82 3 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#9 8 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#9 8 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#9 8 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#9 8 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#9 8 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#9 8 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#9 8 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#9 8 Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
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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.