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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Democrats
most committee positions
#1 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#1 6 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#1 6 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#4 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#4 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#4 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#4 5 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#4 5 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#4 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#4 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#4 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#4 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#4 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#4 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#4 5 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#4 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#4 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#4 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#4 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#21 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#21 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#21 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#21 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#21 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#21 1 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#21 1 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#21 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#21 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#21 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#21 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#21 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#21 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#21 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#21 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#21 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#21 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#21 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#21 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#21 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#21 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#21 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#21 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#21 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#21 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#21 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#21 1 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#21 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#21 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#21 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#21 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#21 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#21 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#21 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#21 1 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#21 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#21 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#21 1 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#21 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#21 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#21 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#21 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#21 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#21 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#21 1 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#21 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#21 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#21 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#21 1 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#21 1 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#21 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#21 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#21 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#21 1 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#21 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#21 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#21 1 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#21 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#21 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#21 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#21 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#21 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#21 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#21 1 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#21 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#21 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#21 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#21 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#21 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#21 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#21 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#21 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#21 1 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#21 1 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#21 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#21 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#21 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#21 1 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#21 1 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#21 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#21 1 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#21 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#21 1 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#21 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#21 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#21 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#21 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#21 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#21 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#21 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#21 1 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#21 1 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#21 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#21 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#21 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#21 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#119 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#119 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#119 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#119 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#119 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#119 0 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#119 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#119 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#119 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#119 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#119 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#119 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#119 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#119 0 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#119 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#119 0 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#119 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#119 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#119 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#119 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#119 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#119 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#119 0 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#119 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#119 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#119 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#119 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#119 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#119 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#119 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#119 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#119 0 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#119 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#119 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#119 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#119 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#119 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#119 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#119 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#119 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#119 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#119 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#119 0 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#119 0 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#119 0 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#119 0 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#119 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#119 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#119 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#119 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#119 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#119 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#119 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#119 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#119 0 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#119 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#119 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#119 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#119 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#119 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#119 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#119 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#119 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#119 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#119 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#119 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#119 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#119 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#119 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#119 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#119 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#119 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#119 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#119 0 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#119 0 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#119 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#119 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#119 0 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#119 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
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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.