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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. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#2 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#2 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#2 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#2 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#2 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 1 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 1 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#2 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#2 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#2 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#2 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#2 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#2 1 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#2 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#2 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#2 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#2 1 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#2 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#2 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#2 1 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#2 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#2 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#2 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#27 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#27 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#27 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#27 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#27 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#27 0 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#27 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#27 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#27 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#27 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#27 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#27 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#27 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#27 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#27 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#27 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#27 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#27 0 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#27 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#27 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#27 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#27 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#27 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#27 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#27 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#27 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#27 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#27 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#27 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#27 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#27 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#27 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#27 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#27 0 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#27 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#27 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#27 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#27 0 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#27 0 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#27 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#27 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#27 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#27 0 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#27 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#27 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#27 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#27 0 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#27 0 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#27 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#27 0 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#27 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#27 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#27 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#27 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#27 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#27 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#27 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#27 0 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#27 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#27 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#27 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#27 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#27 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#27 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#27 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#27 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#27 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#27 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#27 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#27 0 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#27 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#27 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#27 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#27 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#27 0 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#27 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#27 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#27 0 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#27 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#27 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#27 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#27 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#27 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#27 0 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#27 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#27 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#27 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#27 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#27 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#27 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#27 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#27 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#27 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#27 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#27 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#27 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#27 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#27 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#27 0 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#27 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#27 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#27 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#27 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#27 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#27 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#27 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#27 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#27 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#27 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#27 0 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#27 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#27 0 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#27 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#27 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#27 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#27 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#27 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#27 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#27 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#27 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#27 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#27 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#27 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#27 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#27 0 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#27 0 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#27 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#27 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#27 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#27 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#27 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#27 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#27 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#27 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#27 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#27 0 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#27 0 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#27 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#27 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#27 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#27 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#27 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#27 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#27 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#27 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#27 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#27 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#27 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#27 0 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#27 0 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#27 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#27 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#27 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#27 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#27 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#27 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#27 0 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#27 0 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#27 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#27 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#27 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#27 0 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#27 0 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#27 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#27 0 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#27 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#27 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#27 0 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#27 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#27 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#27 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
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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.