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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2017 that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 8 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#1 8 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#1 8 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#4 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#4 7 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#6 6 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#6 6 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#6 6 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#6 6 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#6 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#6 6 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#6 6 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#13 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#13 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#13 5 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#13 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#13 5 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#13 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#13 5 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#13 5 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#21 4 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#21 4 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#21 4 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#21 4 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#21 4 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#21 4 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#21 4 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#21 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#21 4 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#30 3 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#30 3 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#30 3 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#30 3 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#30 3 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#30 3 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#30 3 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#30 3 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#30 3 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#30 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#30 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#30 3 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#30 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#30 3 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#30 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#30 3 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#30 3 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#30 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#30 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#49 2 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#49 2 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#49 2 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#49 2 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#49 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#49 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#49 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#49 2 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#49 2 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#49 2 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#49 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#49 2 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#49 2 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#49 2 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#49 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#49 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#49 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#49 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#49 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#49 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#49 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#49 2 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#49 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#49 2 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#49 2 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#49 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#49 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#49 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#49 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#49 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#49 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#49 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#49 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#49 2 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#49 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#49 2 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#49 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#49 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#88 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#88 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#88 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#88 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#88 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#88 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#88 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#88 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#88 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#88 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#88 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#88 1 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#88 1 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#88 1 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#88 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#88 1 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#88 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#88 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#88 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#88 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#88 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#88 1 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#88 1 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#88 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#88 1 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#88 1 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#88 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#88 1 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#88 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#88 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#88 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#88 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#88 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#88 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#88 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#88 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#88 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#88 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#88 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#88 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#88 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#88 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#88 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#88 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#88 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#88 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#88 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#88 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#88 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#88 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#88 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#88 1 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#88 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#141 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#141 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#141 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#141 0 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#141 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#141 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#141 0 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#141 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#141 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#141 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#141 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#141 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#141 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#141 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#141 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#141 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#141 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#141 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#141 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#141 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#141 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#141 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#141 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#141 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#141 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#141 0 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#141 0 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#141 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#141 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#141 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#141 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#141 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#141 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#141 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#141 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#141 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#141 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#141 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#141 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#141 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#141 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#141 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#141 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#141 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#141 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#141 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#141 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#141 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#141 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#141 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#141 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#141 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#141 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#141 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#141 0 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#141 0 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#141 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.