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2017 Report Cards
House Democrats / Joining Bipartisan Bills

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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

House Democrats
most often
#1 71.2% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 67.0% Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#3 60.8% Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#4 58.0% Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#5 56.0% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#6 52.1% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#7 47.5% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#8 47.4% Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#9 47.1% Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#10 46.3% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#11 45.8% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#12 45.5% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#13 43.5% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#14 43.0% Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#15 42.9% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#16 42.5% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#17 42.3% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#18 41.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#19 41.6% Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#20 41.4% Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 41.3% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#22 41.1% Rep. Rosen [D-NV3]
#23 41.0% Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#24 40.8% Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#25 40.4% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#26 40.1% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#27 40.0% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#28 39.7% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#29 39.5% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#30 39.1% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#31 39.1% Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#32 38.9% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#33 38.9% Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#34 38.8% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#35 38.8% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#36 38.5% Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#37 38.2% Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#38 38.1% Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#39 37.9% Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#40 37.9% Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#41 37.8% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#42 37.7% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#43 37.6% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#44 37.2% Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#45 37.0% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#46 37.0% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#47 36.9% Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#48 36.8% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#49 36.6% Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#50 36.5% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#51 36.5% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#52 36.1% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#53 35.7% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#54 35.7% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#55 34.8% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#56 34.8% Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#57 34.3% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#58 34.3% Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#59 34.2% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#60 34.0% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#61 33.9% Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#62 33.8% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#63 33.7% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#64 33.7% Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#65 33.5% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#66 32.8% Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#67 32.7% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#68 32.4% Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#69 32.3% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#70 32.3% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#71 31.9% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#72 31.6% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#73 31.5% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#74 31.4% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#75 31.0% Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#76 30.9% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#77 30.8% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#78 30.5% Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#79 30.3% Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#80 30.3% Rep. Frankel [D-FL21]
#81 30.1% Rep. Kihuen [D-NV4]
#82 30.1% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#83 30.0% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#84 29.9% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#85 29.9% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#86 29.7% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#87 29.6% Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#88 29.5% Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#89 29.3% Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#90 28.9% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#91 28.9% Rep. Deutch [D-FL22]
#92 28.8% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#93 28.8% Rep. Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#94 28.8% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#95 28.6% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#96 28.5% Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#97 28.5% Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#98 28.4% Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#99 28.4% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#100 28.4% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#101 28.3% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#102 28.2% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#103 28.1% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#104 27.9% Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#105 27.6% Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#106 27.5% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#106 27.5% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#108 27.4% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#109 27.3% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#110 27.1% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#111 26.9% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#112 26.7% Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#113 26.6% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#114 26.5% Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#115 26.4% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#116 26.4% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#117 26.3% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#118 25.9% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#119 25.8% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#120 25.8% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#121 25.8% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#122 25.7% Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#123 25.7% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#124 25.4% Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#125 25.4% Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#126 25.4% Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#127 25.3% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#128 25.3% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#129 25.1% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#130 25.1% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#131 24.9% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#132 24.7% Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#133 24.6% Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#134 24.5% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#135 24.5% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#136 24.5% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#137 24.4% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#138 24.2% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#139 24.0% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#140 23.9% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#141 23.9% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#142 23.9% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#143 23.8% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#144 23.7% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#145 23.6% Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#146 23.3% Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#147 23.1% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#148 23.0% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#149 23.0% Rep. Sablan [D-MP0]
#150 22.9% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#151 22.8% Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#152 22.7% Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#153 22.6% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#154 22.5% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#155 22.4% Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#155 22.4% Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#157 22.2% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#158 22.1% Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#159 21.7% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#160 21.6% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#161 21.3% Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#162 21.1% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#163 21.1% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#164 20.9% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#165 20.9% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#166 20.7% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#167 20.7% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#168 20.6% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#169 20.5% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#170 20.2% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#171 19.8% Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#172 19.7% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#173 19.5% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#174 19.5% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#175 19.4% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#176 19.3% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#177 19.3% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#178 18.9% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#179 18.8% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#180 18.8% Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#181 18.4% Rep. Evans [D-PA2]
#182 18.3% Rep. Raskin [D-MD8]
#183 18.2% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#184 17.8% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#185 17.4% Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#186 17.2% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#187 16.9% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#188 16.8% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#189 16.1% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#190 15.7% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#191 15.6% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#192 15.5% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#193 15.0% Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#194 14.5% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#195 12.8% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#196 11.5% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#197 10.4% Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.