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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in 2017. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

House Democrats
most often
#1 8 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#2 7 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#2 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#4 6 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#5 5 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#5 5 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#5 5 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#5 5 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#5 5 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#10 4 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#10 4 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#10 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#10 4 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#10 4 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#10 4 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#10 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#10 4 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#10 4 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#10 4 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#10 4 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#21 3 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#21 3 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#21 3 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#21 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#21 3 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#21 3 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#21 3 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#21 3 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#21 3 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#21 3 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#21 3 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#21 3 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 3 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#21 3 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#21 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#21 3 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#21 3 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#21 3 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#21 3 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#21 3 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#21 3 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#21 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#21 3 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#21 3 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#21 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#21 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#21 3 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#21 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#21 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#21 3 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#21 3 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#54 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#54 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#54 2 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#54 2 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#54 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#54 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#54 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#54 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#54 2 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#54 2 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#54 2 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#54 2 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#54 2 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#54 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#54 2 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#54 2 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#54 2 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#54 2 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#54 2 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#54 2 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#54 2 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#54 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#54 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#54 2 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#54 2 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#54 2 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#54 2 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#54 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#54 2 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#54 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#54 2 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#54 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#54 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#54 2 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#54 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#54 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#54 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#54 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#54 2 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#54 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#54 2 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#54 2 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#54 2 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#54 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#54 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#54 2 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#54 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#54 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#54 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#54 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#54 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#54 2 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#54 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#54 2 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#54 2 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#54 2 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#54 2 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#54 2 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#54 2 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#54 2 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#54 2 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#54 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#54 2 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#54 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#54 2 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#119 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#119 1 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#119 1 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#119 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#119 1 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#119 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#119 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#119 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#119 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#119 1 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#119 1 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#119 1 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#119 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#119 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#119 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#119 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#119 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#119 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#119 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#119 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#119 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#119 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#119 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#119 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#119 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#119 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#119 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#119 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#119 1 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#119 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#119 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#119 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#119 1 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#119 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#119 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#119 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#119 1 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#119 1 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#119 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#119 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#119 1 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#119 1 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#119 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#162 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#162 0 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#162 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#162 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#162 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#162 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#162 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#162 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#162 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#162 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#162 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#162 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#162 0 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#162 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#162 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#162 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#162 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#162 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#162 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#162 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#162 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#162 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#162 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#162 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#162 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#162 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#162 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#162 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#162 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#162 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#162 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#162 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#162 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#162 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#162 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#162 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
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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.