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