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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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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2017.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 805 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#10 493 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#101 257 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#102 255 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#102 255 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#102 255 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#105 254 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#106 251 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#106 251 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#108 250 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#109 249 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#11 482 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#110 248 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#111 247 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#112 245 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#113 244 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#114 243 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#115 242 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#116 241 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#117 240 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#118 239 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#118 239 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#118 239 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#12 475 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#121 235 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#121 235 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#123 234 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#124 230 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#125 228 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#126 225 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#127 223 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#128 221 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#128 221 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#128 221 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#13 468 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#131 219 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#131 219 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#133 216 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#134 214 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#134 214 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#136 213 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#137 211 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#138 209 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#139 208 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#139 208 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#139 208 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#14 463 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#142 207 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#142 207 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#144 206 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#144 206 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#146 204 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#146 204 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#148 201 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#148 201 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#15 457 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#150 198 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#151 197 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#152 195 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#153 194 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#153 194 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#155 192 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#155 192 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#155 192 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#158 191 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#158 191 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#16 441 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#160 190 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#160 190 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#162 189 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#162 189 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#164 188 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#165 186 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#166 182 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#166 182 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#168 179 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#168 179 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#17 440 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#170 178 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#170 178 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#172 177 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#173 176 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#174 175 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#175 173 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#176 172 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#177 169 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#177 169 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#177 169 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#18 427 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#180 164 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#180 164 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#182 162 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#183 160 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#184 159 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#185 147 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#186 139 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#187 127 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#188 122 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#189 119 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#19 426 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#190 116 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#191 115 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#192 106 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#193 104 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#194 96 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#195 72 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#196 60 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#197 37 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#2 621 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#20 421 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 417 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#22 400 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#23 399 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#24 397 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#25 392 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 386 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#26 386 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#26 386 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#26 386 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#3 601 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#30 385 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#31 383 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#32 377 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#33 372 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#34 367 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#35 363 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#36 362 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#37 361 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#38 358 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#39 355 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#4 561 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#40 354 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#41 348 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#42 338 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#43 335 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#44 334 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#44 334 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#46 333 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#47 332 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#48 330 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#48 330 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#5 531 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#50 323 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#51 322 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#51 322 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#53 321 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#54 318 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#55 317 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#56 316 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#57 313 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#57 313 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#59 309 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#6 526 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#60 306 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#61 305 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#62 304 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#63 303 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#64 302 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#65 301 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#66 299 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#67 297 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#68 296 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#69 294 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#7 495 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#7 495 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#7 495 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#70 293 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#71 292 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#72 290 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#73 289 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#73 289 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#75 288 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#76 287 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#77 286 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#78 284 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#79 283 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#80 281 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#80 281 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#82 280 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#83 277 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#83 277 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#85 273 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#86 271 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#86 271 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#88 270 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#89 268 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#90 266 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#90 266 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#90 266 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#93 264 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#94 263 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#95 262 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#96 259 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#96 259 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#96 259 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#99 258 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#99 258 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
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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.