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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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

House Democrats
top leader
#1 0.86 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 0.85 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#3 0.80 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#4 0.78 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#5 0.78 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#6 0.78 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#7 0.77 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#8 0.74 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#9 0.73 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#10 0.73 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#11 0.73 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#12 0.73 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#13 0.72 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#14 0.72 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#15 0.72 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#16 0.70 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#17 0.70 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#18 0.70 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#19 0.69 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#20 0.69 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#21 0.69 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#22 0.68 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#23 0.68 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#24 0.67 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#25 0.67 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#26 0.66 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#27 0.65 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#28 0.65 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#29 0.65 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#30 0.64 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#31 0.63 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#32 0.63 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#33 0.63 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#34 0.63 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#35 0.62 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#36 0.61 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#37 0.61 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#38 0.61 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#39 0.61 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#40 0.60 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#41 0.60 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#42 0.59 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#43 0.58 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#44 0.58 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#45 0.58 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#46 0.58 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#47 0.57 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#48 0.57 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#49 0.56 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#50 0.56 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#51 0.56 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#52 0.55 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#53 0.55 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#54 0.55 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#55 0.55 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#56 0.55 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#57 0.55 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#58 0.54 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#59 0.54 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#60 0.54 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#61 0.54 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#62 0.53 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#63 0.53 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#64 0.53 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#65 0.53 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#66 0.53 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#67 0.53 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#68 0.53 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#69 0.52 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#70 0.52 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#71 0.52 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#72 0.52 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#73 0.52 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#74 0.52 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#75 0.52 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#76 0.51 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#77 0.51 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#78 0.51 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#79 0.51 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#80 0.51 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#81 0.50 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#82 0.50 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#83 0.50 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#84 0.50 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#85 0.50 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#86 0.49 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#87 0.49 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#88 0.49 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#89 0.48 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#90 0.48 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#91 0.48 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#92 0.47 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#93 0.47 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#94 0.47 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#95 0.46 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#96 0.46 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#97 0.46 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#98 0.46 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#99 0.46 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#100 0.46 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#101 0.45 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#102 0.45 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#103 0.45 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#104 0.45 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#105 0.45 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#106 0.44 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#107 0.44 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#108 0.44 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#109 0.44 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#110 0.44 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#111 0.43 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#112 0.43 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#113 0.43 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#114 0.43 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#115 0.42 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#116 0.41 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#117 0.41 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#118 0.41 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#119 0.41 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#120 0.40 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#121 0.40 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#122 0.40 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#123 0.40 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#124 0.40 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#125 0.40 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#126 0.40 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#127 0.39 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#128 0.38 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#129 0.38 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#130 0.37 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#131 0.37 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#132 0.37 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#133 0.37 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#134 0.37 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#135 0.37 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#136 0.37 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#137 0.37 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#138 0.37 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#139 0.36 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#140 0.36 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#141 0.36 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#142 0.35 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#143 0.35 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#144 0.34 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#145 0.34 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#146 0.34 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#147 0.34 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#148 0.33 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#149 0.32 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#150 0.32 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#151 0.32 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#152 0.32 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#153 0.32 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#154 0.31 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#155 0.31 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#156 0.31 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#157 0.30 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#158 0.29 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#159 0.28 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#160 0.28 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#161 0.28 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#162 0.27 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#163 0.26 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#164 0.26 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#165 0.26 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#166 0.26 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#167 0.26 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#168 0.25 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#169 0.25 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#170 0.24 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#171 0.24 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#172 0.24 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#173 0.22 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#174 0.22 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#175 0.21 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#176 0.19 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#177 0.18 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#178 0.18 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#179 0.18 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#180 0.17 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#181 0.16 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#182 0.15 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#183 0.13 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#184 0.13 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#185 0.11 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#186 0.11 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#187 0.10 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#188 0.10 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#189 0.09 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#190 0.09 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#191 0.08 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#192 0.08 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#193 0.06 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#194 0.03 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#195 0.01 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#196 0.00 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#197 0.00 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, 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 leadership scores 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.