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2017 Report Cards
House Democrats / Bills Cosponsored

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.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Bills Cosponsored

The number of bills cosponsored by each legislator in 2017.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 805 Rep. Norton [D-DC]
#2 621 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#3 601 Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#4 561 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#5 531 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#6 526 Rep. Raskin [D-MD8]
#7 495 Rep. Evans [D-PA2]
#7 495 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#7 495 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#10 493 Rep. Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#11 482 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#12 475 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#13 468 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#14 463 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#15 457 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#16 441 Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#17 440 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#18 427 Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#19 426 Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#20 421 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 417 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#22 400 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#23 399 Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#24 397 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#25 392 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 386 Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#26 386 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#26 386 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#26 386 Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#30 385 Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#31 383 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#32 377 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#33 372 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#34 367 Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#35 363 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#36 362 Rep. Welch [D-VT]
#37 361 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#38 358 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#39 355 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#40 354 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#41 348 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#42 338 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#43 335 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#44 334 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#44 334 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#46 333 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#47 332 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#48 330 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#48 330 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#50 323 Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#51 322 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#51 322 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#53 321 Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#54 318 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#55 317 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#56 316 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#57 313 Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#57 313 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#59 309 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#60 306 Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#61 305 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#62 304 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#63 303 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#64 302 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#65 301 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#66 299 Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#67 297 Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#68 296 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#69 294 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#70 293 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#71 292 Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#72 290 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#73 289 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#73 289 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#75 288 Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#76 287 Rep. Rosen [D-NV3]
#77 286 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#78 284 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#79 283 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#80 281 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#80 281 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#82 280 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#83 277 Rep. Deutch [D-FL22]
#83 277 Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#85 273 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#86 271 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#86 271 Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#88 270 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#89 268 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#90 266 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#90 266 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#90 266 Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#93 264 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#94 263 Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#95 262 Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#96 259 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#96 259 Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#96 259 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#99 258 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#99 258 Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#101 257 Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#102 255 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#102 255 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#102 255 Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#105 254 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#106 251 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#106 251 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#108 250 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#109 249 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#110 248 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#111 247 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#112 245 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#113 244 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#114 243 Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#115 242 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#116 241 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#117 240 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#118 239 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#118 239 Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#118 239 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#121 235 Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#121 235 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#123 234 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#124 230 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#125 228 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#126 225 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#127 223 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#128 221 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#128 221 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#128 221 Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#131 219 Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#131 219 Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#133 216 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#134 214 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#134 214 Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#136 213 Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#137 211 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#138 209 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#139 208 Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#139 208 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#139 208 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#142 207 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#142 207 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#144 206 Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#144 206 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#146 204 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#146 204 Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#148 201 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#148 201 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#150 198 Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#151 197 Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE]
#152 195 Rep. Frankel [D-FL21]
#153 194 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#153 194 Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#155 192 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#155 192 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#155 192 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#158 191 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU]
#158 191 Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#160 190 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#160 190 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#162 189 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#162 189 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#164 188 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#165 186 Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#166 182 Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#166 182 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#168 179 Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#168 179 Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#170 178 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#170 178 Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#172 177 Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#173 176 Rep. Kihuen [D-NV4]
#174 175 Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#175 173 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#176 172 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#177 169 Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#177 169 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#177 169 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#180 164 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#180 164 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#182 162 Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#183 160 Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#184 159 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#185 147 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#186 139 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#187 127 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#188 122 Rep. Sablan [D-MP]
#189 119 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#190 116 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#191 115 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#192 106 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#193 104 Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#194 96 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI]
#195 72 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#196 60 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#197 37 Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
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Additional Notes

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.