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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

House Democrats
most conservative
#1 0.71 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#10 0.45 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#100 0.31 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#101 0.30 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#102 0.30 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#103 0.30 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#104 0.30 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#105 0.30 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#106 0.30 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#107 0.30 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#108 0.30 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#109 0.30 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#11 0.45 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#110 0.30 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#111 0.30 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#112 0.30 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#113 0.30 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#114 0.30 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#115 0.29 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#116 0.29 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#117 0.29 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#118 0.29 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#119 0.29 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#12 0.45 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#120 0.29 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#121 0.29 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#122 0.28 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#123 0.28 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#124 0.28 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#125 0.28 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#126 0.28 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#127 0.28 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#128 0.28 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#129 0.27 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#13 0.44 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#130 0.27 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#131 0.27 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#132 0.27 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#133 0.27 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#134 0.27 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#135 0.26 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#136 0.26 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#137 0.26 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#138 0.26 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#139 0.25 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#14 0.44 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#140 0.25 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#141 0.25 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#142 0.25 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#143 0.25 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#144 0.25 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#145 0.25 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#146 0.25 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#147 0.24 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#148 0.24 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#149 0.24 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#15 0.44 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#150 0.24 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#151 0.24 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#152 0.24 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#153 0.24 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#154 0.24 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#155 0.23 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#156 0.23 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#157 0.23 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#158 0.23 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#159 0.23 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#16 0.44 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#160 0.23 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#161 0.23 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#162 0.22 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#163 0.22 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#164 0.21 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#165 0.21 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#166 0.21 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#167 0.21 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#168 0.21 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#169 0.20 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#17 0.44 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#170 0.20 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#171 0.20 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#172 0.19 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#173 0.19 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#174 0.19 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#175 0.19 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#176 0.19 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#177 0.18 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#178 0.18 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#179 0.17 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#18 0.44 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#180 0.17 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#181 0.17 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#182 0.16 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#183 0.16 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#184 0.15 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#185 0.15 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#186 0.14 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#187 0.14 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#188 0.14 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#189 0.14 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#19 0.44 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#190 0.13 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#191 0.13 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#192 0.13 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#193 0.12 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#194 0.12 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#195 0.07 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#196 0.03 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#197 0.00 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#2 0.64 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#20 0.44 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#21 0.44 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#22 0.43 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#23 0.43 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#24 0.43 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#25 0.42 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#26 0.42 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#27 0.42 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#28 0.42 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#29 0.42 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#3 0.57 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#30 0.42 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#31 0.42 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#32 0.42 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#33 0.41 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#34 0.41 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#35 0.41 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#36 0.41 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#37 0.41 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#38 0.40 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#39 0.39 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#4 0.54 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#40 0.39 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#41 0.39 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#42 0.39 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#43 0.39 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#44 0.38 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#45 0.38 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#46 0.38 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#47 0.38 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#48 0.38 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#49 0.38 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#5 0.53 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#50 0.37 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#51 0.37 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#52 0.37 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#53 0.37 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#54 0.37 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#55 0.36 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#56 0.36 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#57 0.36 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#58 0.36 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#59 0.36 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#6 0.53 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#60 0.36 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#61 0.35 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#62 0.35 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#63 0.35 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#64 0.35 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#65 0.35 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#66 0.35 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#67 0.35 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#68 0.35 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#69 0.35 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#7 0.50 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#70 0.34 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#71 0.34 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#72 0.34 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#73 0.34 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#74 0.34 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#75 0.34 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#76 0.33 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#77 0.33 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#78 0.33 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#79 0.33 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#8 0.47 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#80 0.33 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#81 0.33 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#82 0.33 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#83 0.33 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#84 0.33 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#85 0.33 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#86 0.32 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#87 0.32 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#88 0.32 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#89 0.32 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#9 0.47 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#90 0.32 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#91 0.32 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#92 0.32 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#93 0.31 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#94 0.31 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#95 0.31 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#96 0.31 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#97 0.31 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#98 0.31 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#99 0.31 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2017 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.