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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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2017 which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 20 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#2 15 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#3 14 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#3 14 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#5 13 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#6 12 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#6 12 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#8 11 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#8 11 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#8 11 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#11 10 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#11 10 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#11 10 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#11 10 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#11 10 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#11 10 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#17 9 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#17 9 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#17 9 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#17 9 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#17 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#22 8 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#22 8 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#22 8 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#22 8 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#22 8 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#22 8 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#28 7 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#28 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#28 7 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#28 7 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#28 7 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#28 7 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#28 7 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#28 7 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#28 7 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#28 7 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#38 6 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#38 6 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#38 6 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#38 6 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#38 6 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#38 6 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#38 6 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#38 6 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#38 6 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#38 6 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#38 6 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#38 6 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#38 6 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#38 6 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#38 6 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#38 6 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#38 6 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#38 6 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#38 6 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#38 6 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#58 5 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#58 5 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#58 5 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#58 5 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#58 5 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#58 5 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#58 5 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#58 5 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#58 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#58 5 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#58 5 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#58 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#58 5 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#58 5 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#58 5 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#58 5 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#58 5 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#58 5 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#58 5 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#58 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#58 5 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#79 4 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#79 4 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#79 4 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#79 4 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#79 4 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#79 4 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#79 4 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#79 4 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#79 4 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#79 4 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#79 4 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#79 4 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#79 4 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#79 4 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#93 3 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#93 3 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#93 3 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#93 3 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#93 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#93 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#93 3 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#93 3 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#93 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#93 3 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#93 3 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#93 3 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#93 3 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#93 3 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#93 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#93 3 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#93 3 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#93 3 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#93 3 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#93 3 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#93 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#93 3 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#93 3 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#93 3 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#117 2 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#117 2 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#117 2 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#117 2 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#117 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#117 2 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#117 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#117 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#117 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#117 2 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#117 2 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#117 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#117 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#117 2 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#117 2 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#117 2 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#117 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#117 2 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#117 2 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#117 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#117 2 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#117 2 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#117 2 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#117 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#117 2 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#117 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#117 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#117 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#117 2 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#117 2 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#117 2 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#117 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#117 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#117 2 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#117 2 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#117 2 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#117 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#117 2 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#117 2 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#117 2 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#117 2 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#117 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#117 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#160 1 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#160 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#160 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#160 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#160 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#160 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#160 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#160 1 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#160 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#160 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#160 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#160 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#160 1 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#160 1 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#160 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#160 1 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#160 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#160 1 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#160 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#160 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#160 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#160 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#160 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#183 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#183 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#183 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#183 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#183 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#183 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#183 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#183 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#183 0 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#183 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#183 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#183 0 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#183 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#183 0 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#183 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
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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.