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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]
#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. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#4 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#4 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#4 5 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#4 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#4 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#4 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#4 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#4 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#4 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#4 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#21 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#21 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#21 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#21 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#21 1 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#21 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#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. David Price [D-NC4]
#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. Al Green [D-TX9]
#21 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#21 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#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. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#21 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#21 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#21 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#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. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#21 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#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. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#21 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#21 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#21 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#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. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#21 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#21 1 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#21 1 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#21 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#21 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#21 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#21 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#21 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#21 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#21 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#21 1 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#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. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#21 1 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#21 1 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#21 1 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#21 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#21 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#21 1 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#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. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#21 1 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#21 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#119 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#119 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#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. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#119 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#119 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#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. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#119 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#119 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#119 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#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. 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. 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. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#119 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#119 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#119 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#119 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#119 0 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#119 0 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#119 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#119 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#119 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#119 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#119 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#119 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#119 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#119 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#119 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#119 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#119 0 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#119 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#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. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
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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.