skip to main content

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.

Page Icon

 

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

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.