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