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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. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#1 8 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#1 8 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#4 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#4 7 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#6 6 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#6 6 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#6 6 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#6 6 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#6 6 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#6 6 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#6 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#13 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#13 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#13 5 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#13 5 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#13 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#13 5 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#13 5 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#13 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#21 4 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#21 4 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#21 4 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#21 4 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#21 4 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#21 4 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#21 4 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#21 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#21 4 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#30 3 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#30 3 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#30 3 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#30 3 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#30 3 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#30 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#30 3 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#30 3 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#30 3 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#30 3 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#30 3 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#30 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#30 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#30 3 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#30 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#30 3 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#30 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#30 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#30 3 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#49 2 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#49 2 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#49 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#49 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#49 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#49 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#49 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#49 2 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#49 2 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#49 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#49 2 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#49 2 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#49 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#49 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#49 2 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#49 2 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#49 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#49 2 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#49 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#49 2 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#49 2 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#49 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#49 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#49 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#49 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#49 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#49 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#49 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#49 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#49 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#49 2 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#49 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#49 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#49 2 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#49 2 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#49 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#49 2 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#49 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#88 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#88 1 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#88 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#88 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#88 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#88 1 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#88 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#88 1 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#88 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#88 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#88 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#88 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#88 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#88 1 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#88 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#88 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#88 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#88 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#88 1 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#88 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#88 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#88 1 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#88 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#88 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#88 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#88 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#88 1 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#88 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#88 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#88 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#88 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#88 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#88 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#88 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#88 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#88 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#88 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#88 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#88 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#88 1 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#88 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#88 1 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#88 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#88 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#88 1 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#88 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#88 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#88 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#88 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#88 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#88 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#88 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#88 1 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#141 0 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#141 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#141 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#141 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#141 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#141 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#141 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#141 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#141 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#141 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#141 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#141 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#141 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#141 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#141 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#141 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#141 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#141 0 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#141 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#141 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#141 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#141 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#141 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#141 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#141 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#141 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#141 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#141 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#141 0 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#141 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#141 0 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#141 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#141 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#141 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#141 0 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#141 0 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#141 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#141 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#141 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#141 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#141 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#141 0 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#141 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#141 0 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#141 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#141 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#141 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#141 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#141 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#141 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#141 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#141 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#141 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#141 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#141 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#141 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#141 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
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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.