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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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2017.

House Democrats
most cosponsors
#1 1121 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#2 972 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#3 838 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 818 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#5 800 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#6 731 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#7 723 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#8 673 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#9 648 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#10 644 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#11 641 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#12 635 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#13 604 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#14 591 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#14 591 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#16 572 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#17 549 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#17 549 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#19 543 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#20 505 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#20 505 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#22 496 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#23 492 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#24 485 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#25 469 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#26 450 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#27 447 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#27 447 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#29 440 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#30 415 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#31 410 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#32 394 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#33 373 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#34 365 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#35 364 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#36 360 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#37 353 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#38 340 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#39 337 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#40 332 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#41 329 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#42 328 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#43 325 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#44 323 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#45 316 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#46 314 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#47 307 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#48 298 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#49 295 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#50 291 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#51 284 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#52 277 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#53 274 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#54 266 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#55 261 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#56 259 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#57 258 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#58 257 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#59 253 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#60 250 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#61 247 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#61 247 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#63 243 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#64 242 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#65 240 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#66 239 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#67 238 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#68 237 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#68 237 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#70 236 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#71 234 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#72 232 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#73 223 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#74 218 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#75 215 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#76 214 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#76 214 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#78 209 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#79 208 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#80 207 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#81 199 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#82 198 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#83 197 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#84 195 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#84 195 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#86 192 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#87 188 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#87 188 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#89 187 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#90 185 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#91 184 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#92 183 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#93 182 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#94 178 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#95 172 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#96 171 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#97 162 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#98 161 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#98 161 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#100 160 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#101 159 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#102 157 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#102 157 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#104 156 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#104 156 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#106 154 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#107 151 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#108 150 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#109 149 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#110 145 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#111 141 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#112 137 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#113 133 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#114 132 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#114 132 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#116 131 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#117 129 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#118 123 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#119 121 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#120 120 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#121 114 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#122 113 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#122 113 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#124 112 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#124 112 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#126 109 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#127 107 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#128 104 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#129 101 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#130 99 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#131 98 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#131 98 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#133 95 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#134 94 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#135 91 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#136 90 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#137 89 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#138 88 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#139 87 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#139 87 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#141 83 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#141 83 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#143 82 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#144 81 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#145 80 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#146 78 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#147 77 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#148 76 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#149 74 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#149 74 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#151 73 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#152 71 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#152 71 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#154 69 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#154 69 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#156 68 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#156 68 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#158 67 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#158 67 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#160 65 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#160 65 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#162 62 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#163 58 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#164 57 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#165 56 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#166 54 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#167 48 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#167 48 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#169 46 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#170 45 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#171 41 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#172 40 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#173 39 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#173 39 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#175 38 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#176 37 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#177 36 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#178 30 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#179 27 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#180 25 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#180 25 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#182 16 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#183 15 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#183 15 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#185 13 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#185 13 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#187 12 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#187 12 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#189 11 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#190 9 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#190 9 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#192 6 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#192 6 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#194 5 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#195 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#196 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#196 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.