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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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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in 2017.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 48 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#10 32 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#10 32 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#10 32 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#110 10 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#110 10 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#110 10 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#110 10 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#110 10 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#110 10 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#110 10 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#110 10 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#110 10 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#110 10 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#110 10 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#110 10 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#110 10 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#110 10 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#124 9 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#124 9 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#124 9 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#124 9 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#124 9 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#124 9 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#124 9 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#124 9 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#124 9 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#124 9 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#124 9 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#124 9 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#124 9 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#13 31 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#137 8 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#137 8 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#137 8 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#137 8 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#137 8 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#137 8 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#137 8 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#14 30 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#144 7 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#144 7 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#144 7 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#144 7 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#144 7 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#144 7 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#144 7 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#144 7 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#15 28 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#15 28 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#15 28 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#15 28 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#152 6 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#152 6 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#152 6 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#152 6 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#152 6 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#152 6 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#152 6 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#152 6 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#152 6 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#152 6 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#162 5 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#162 5 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#162 5 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#162 5 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#162 5 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#162 5 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#162 5 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#162 5 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#170 4 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#170 4 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#170 4 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#170 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#170 4 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#170 4 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#170 4 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#170 4 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#170 4 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#170 4 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#180 3 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#180 3 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#180 3 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#180 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#180 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#180 3 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#180 3 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#180 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#180 3 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#180 3 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#180 3 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#19 27 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#191 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#191 2 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#191 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#194 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#194 1 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#194 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#194 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#2 45 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#20 26 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#20 26 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#20 26 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#23 25 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#24 24 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#25 23 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#26 22 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#26 22 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#26 22 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#26 22 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#26 22 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#3 39 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#3 39 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#3 39 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#31 21 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#31 21 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#31 21 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#34 20 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#34 20 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#34 20 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#34 20 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#34 20 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#34 20 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#40 19 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#40 19 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#40 19 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#40 19 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#44 18 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#44 18 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#44 18 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#44 18 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#44 18 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#44 18 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#44 18 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#44 18 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#52 17 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#52 17 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#54 16 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#54 16 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#54 16 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#54 16 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#54 16 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#54 16 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#54 16 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#6 38 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#61 15 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#61 15 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#61 15 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#61 15 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#61 15 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#61 15 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#61 15 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#61 15 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#69 14 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#69 14 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#69 14 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#69 14 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#69 14 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#7 36 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#7 36 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#7 36 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#74 13 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#74 13 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#74 13 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#74 13 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#74 13 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#74 13 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#74 13 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#74 13 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#74 13 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#74 13 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#74 13 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#74 13 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#74 13 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#74 13 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#88 12 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#88 12 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#88 12 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#88 12 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#88 12 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#88 12 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#88 12 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#88 12 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#96 11 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#96 11 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#96 11 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#96 11 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#96 11 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#96 11 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#96 11 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#96 11 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#96 11 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#96 11 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#96 11 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#96 11 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#96 11 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#96 11 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
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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 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.