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