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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. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#1 8 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#4 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#4 7 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#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]
#6 6 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#13 5 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#13 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#13 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#13 5 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#13 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#13 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#13 5 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#13 5 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#21 4 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#21 4 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#21 4 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#21 4 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#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. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#21 4 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#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. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#30 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#30 3 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#30 3 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#30 3 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#30 3 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#30 3 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#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. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#30 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#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. 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. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#49 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#49 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#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. 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. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#49 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#49 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#49 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#49 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#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. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#49 2 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#49 2 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#49 2 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#49 2 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#49 2 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#49 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#88 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#88 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#88 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#88 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#88 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#88 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#88 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#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. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#88 1 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#88 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#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. 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. 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. William Keating [D-MA9]
#141 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#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. 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. 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. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#141 0 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#141 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#141 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#141 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#141 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#141 0 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#141 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#141 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#141 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#141 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#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.