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2017 Report Cards
House Democrats / Cosponsors

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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Cosponsors

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

House Democrats
most cosponsors
#1 1121 Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#2 972 Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#3 838 Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 818 Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#5 800 Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#6 731 Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#7 723 Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#8 673 Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#9 648 Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#10 644 Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#11 641 Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#12 635 Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#13 604 Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#14 591 Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#14 591 Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#16 572 Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#17 549 Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#17 549 Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#19 543 Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#20 505 Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#20 505 Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#22 496 Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#23 492 Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#24 485 Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#25 469 Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#26 450 Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#27 447 Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#27 447 Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#29 440 Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#30 415 Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#31 410 Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#32 394 Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#33 373 Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#34 365 Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#35 364 Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#36 360 Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#37 353 Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#38 340 Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#39 337 Rep. Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#40 332 Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#41 329 Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#42 328 Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#43 325 Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#44 323 Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#45 316 Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#46 314 Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#47 307 Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#48 298 Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#49 295 Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#50 291 Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#51 284 Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#52 277 Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#53 274 Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#54 266 Rep. Deutch [D-FL22]
#55 261 Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#56 259 Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#57 258 Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#58 257 Rep. Slaughter [D-NY25]
#59 253 Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#60 250 Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#61 247 Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#61 247 Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#63 243 Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#64 242 Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#65 240 Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#66 239 Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#67 238 Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#68 237 Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#68 237 Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#70 236 Rep. Frankel [D-FL21]
#71 234 Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#72 232 Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#73 223 Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#74 218 Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#75 215 Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#76 214 Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#76 214 Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#78 209 Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#79 208 Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#80 207 Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#81 199 Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#82 198 Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#83 197 Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#84 195 Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#84 195 Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#86 192 Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#87 188 Rep. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#87 188 Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#89 187 Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#90 185 Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#91 184 Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#92 183 Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#93 182 Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#94 178 Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#95 172 Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#96 171 Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#97 162 Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#98 161 Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#98 161 Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#100 160 Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#101 159 Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#102 157 Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#102 157 Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#104 156 Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#104 156 Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#106 154 Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#107 151 Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#108 150 Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#109 149 Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#110 145 Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#111 141 Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#112 137 Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#113 133 Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#114 132 Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#114 132 Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#116 131 Rep. Raskin [D-MD8]
#117 129 Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#118 123 Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#119 121 Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#120 120 Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#121 114 Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#122 113 Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#122 113 Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#124 112 Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#124 112 Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#126 109 Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#127 107 Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#128 104 Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#129 101 Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#130 99 Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#131 98 Rep. Rosen [D-NV3]
#131 98 Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#133 95 Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#134 94 Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#135 91 Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#136 90 Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#137 89 Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#138 88 Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#139 87 Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#139 87 Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#141 83 Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#141 83 Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#143 82 Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#144 81 Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#145 80 Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#146 78 Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#147 77 Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#148 76 Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#149 74 Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#149 74 Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#151 73 Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#152 71 Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#152 71 Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#154 69 Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#154 69 Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#156 68 Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#156 68 Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#158 67 Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#158 67 Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#160 65 Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#160 65 Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#162 62 Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#163 58 Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#164 57 Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#165 56 Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#166 54 Rep. Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#167 48 Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#167 48 Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#169 46 Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#170 45 Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#171 41 Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#172 40 Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#173 39 Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#173 39 Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#175 38 Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#176 37 Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#177 36 Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#178 30 Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#179 27 Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#180 25 Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#180 25 Rep. Kihuen [D-NV4]
#182 16 Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#183 15 Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#183 15 Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#185 13 Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#185 13 Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#187 12 Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#187 12 Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#189 11 Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#190 9 Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#190 9 Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#192 6 Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#192 6 Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#194 5 Rep. Evans [D-PA2]
#195 1 Rep. Sablan [D-MP0]
#196 0 Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#196 0 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.