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2017 Report Cards: House Democrats

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2017 legislative year (Jan 3, 2017-Dec 31, 2017), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 6, 2018.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in 2017, including via incorporation into other bills. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

House Democrats
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#1 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#2 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#2 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#2 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#2 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#2 1 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 1 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#2 1 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#2 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#2 1 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#2 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#2 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#2 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#2 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#2 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#2 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#2 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#2 1 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#2 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#2 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#2 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#2 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#2 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#2 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#27 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#27 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#27 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#27 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#27 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#27 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#27 0 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#27 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#27 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#27 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#27 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#27 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#27 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#27 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#27 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#27 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#27 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#27 0 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#27 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#27 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#27 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#27 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#27 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#27 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#27 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#27 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#27 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#27 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#27 0 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#27 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#27 0 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#27 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#27 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#27 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#27 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#27 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#27 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#27 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#27 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#27 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#27 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#27 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#27 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#27 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#27 0 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#27 0 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#27 0 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#27 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#27 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#27 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#27 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#27 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#27 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#27 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#27 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#27 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#27 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#27 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#27 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#27 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#27 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#27 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#27 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#27 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#27 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#27 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#27 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#27 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#27 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#27 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#27 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#27 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#27 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#27 0 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#27 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#27 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#27 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#27 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#27 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#27 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#27 0 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#27 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#27 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#27 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#27 0 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#27 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#27 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#27 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#27 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#27 0 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#27 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#27 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#27 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#27 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#27 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#27 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#27 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#27 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#27 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#27 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#27 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#27 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#27 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#27 0 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#27 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#27 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#27 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#27 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#27 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#27 0 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#27 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#27 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#27 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#27 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#27 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#27 0 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#27 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#27 0 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#27 0 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#27 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#27 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#27 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#27 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#27 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#27 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#27 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#27 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#27 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#27 0 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#27 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#27 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#27 0 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#27 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#27 0 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#27 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#27 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#27 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#27 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#27 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#27 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#27 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#27 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#27 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#27 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#27 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#27 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#27 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#27 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#27 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#27 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#27 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#27 0 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#27 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#27 0 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#27 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#27 0 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#27 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#27 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#27 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#27 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#27 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#27 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#27 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#27 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#27 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#27 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#27 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#27 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#27 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#27 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#27 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.

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 2017) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.