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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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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. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 67.0% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#3 60.8% Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#4 58.0% Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#5 56.0% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#6 52.1% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#7 47.5% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#8 47.4% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#9 47.1% Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#10 46.3% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#11 45.8% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#12 45.5% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#13 43.5% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#14 43.0% Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#15 42.9% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#16 42.5% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#17 42.3% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#18 41.6% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#19 41.6% Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#20 41.4% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 41.3% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#22 41.1% Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#23 41.0% Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#24 40.8% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#25 40.4% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#26 40.1% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#27 40.0% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#28 39.7% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#29 39.5% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#30 39.1% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#31 39.1% Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#32 38.9% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#33 38.9% Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#34 38.8% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#35 38.8% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#36 38.5% Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#37 38.2% Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#38 38.1% Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#39 37.9% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#40 37.9% Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#41 37.8% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#42 37.7% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#43 37.6% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#44 37.2% Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#45 37.0% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#46 37.0% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#47 36.9% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#48 36.8% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#49 36.6% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#50 36.5% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#51 36.5% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#52 36.1% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#53 35.7% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#54 35.7% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#55 34.8% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#56 34.8% Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#57 34.3% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#58 34.3% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#59 34.2% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#60 34.0% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#61 33.9% Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#62 33.8% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#63 33.7% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#64 33.7% Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#65 33.5% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#66 32.8% Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#67 32.7% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#68 32.4% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#69 32.3% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#70 32.3% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#71 31.9% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#72 31.6% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#73 31.5% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#74 31.4% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#75 31.0% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#76 30.9% Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#77 30.8% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#78 30.5% Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#79 30.3% Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#80 30.3% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#81 30.1% Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#82 30.1% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#83 30.0% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#84 29.9% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#85 29.9% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#86 29.7% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#87 29.6% Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#88 29.5% Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#89 29.3% Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#90 28.9% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#91 28.9% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#92 28.8% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#93 28.8% Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#94 28.8% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#95 28.6% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#96 28.5% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#97 28.5% Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#98 28.4% Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#99 28.4% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#100 28.4% Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#101 28.3% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#102 28.2% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#103 28.1% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#104 27.9% Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#105 27.6% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#106 27.5% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#106 27.5% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#108 27.4% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#109 27.3% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#110 27.1% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#111 26.9% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#112 26.7% Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#113 26.6% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#114 26.5% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#115 26.4% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#116 26.4% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#117 26.3% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#118 25.9% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#119 25.8% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#120 25.8% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#121 25.8% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#122 25.7% Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#123 25.7% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#124 25.4% Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#125 25.4% Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#126 25.4% Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#127 25.3% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#128 25.3% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#129 25.1% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#130 25.1% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#131 24.9% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#132 24.7% Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#133 24.6% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#134 24.5% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#135 24.5% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#136 24.5% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#137 24.4% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#138 24.2% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#139 24.0% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#140 23.9% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#141 23.9% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#142 23.9% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#143 23.8% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#144 23.7% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#145 23.6% Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#146 23.3% Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#147 23.1% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#148 23.0% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#149 23.0% Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#150 22.9% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#151 22.8% Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#152 22.7% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#153 22.6% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#154 22.5% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#155 22.4% Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#155 22.4% Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#157 22.2% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#158 22.1% Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#159 21.7% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#160 21.6% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#161 21.3% Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#162 21.1% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#163 21.1% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#164 20.9% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#165 20.9% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#166 20.7% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#167 20.7% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#168 20.6% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#169 20.5% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#170 20.2% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#171 19.8% Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#172 19.7% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#173 19.5% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#174 19.5% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#175 19.4% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#176 19.3% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#177 19.3% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#178 18.9% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#179 18.8% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#180 18.8% Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#181 18.4% Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#182 18.3% Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#183 18.2% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#184 17.8% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#185 17.4% Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#186 17.2% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#187 16.9% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#188 16.8% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#189 16.1% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#190 15.7% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#191 15.6% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#192 15.5% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#193 15.0% Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#194 14.5% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#195 12.8% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#196 11.5% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#197 10.4% Rep. Stacey 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

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.