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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]
#10 4 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#10 4 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#10 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#10 4 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#10 4 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#10 4 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#10 4 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#10 4 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#10 4 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#10 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#10 4 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#119 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#119 1 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#119 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#119 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#119 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#119 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#119 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#119 1 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#119 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#119 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#119 1 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#119 1 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA13]
#119 1 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#119 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#119 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#119 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#119 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#119 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#119 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#119 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#119 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#119 1 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#119 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#119 1 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#119 1 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#119 1 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#119 1 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#119 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#119 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#119 1 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#119 1 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#119 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#119 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#119 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#119 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#119 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#119 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#119 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#119 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#119 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#119 1 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#119 1 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#119 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#162 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#162 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#162 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#162 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#162 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#162 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#162 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#162 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#162 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#162 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#162 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#162 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#162 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#162 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#162 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#162 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#162 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#162 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#162 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#162 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#162 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#162 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#162 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#162 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#162 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#162 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#162 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#162 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#162 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#162 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#162 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#162 0 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4]
#162 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#162 0 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#162 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#162 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#2 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#2 7 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#21 3 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#21 3 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#21 3 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#21 3 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#21 3 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#21 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#21 3 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#21 3 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 3 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#21 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#21 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#21 3 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#21 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 3 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#21 3 Rep. Jacky Rosen [D-NV3]
#21 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#21 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#21 3 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#21 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#21 3 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#21 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#21 3 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#21 3 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#21 3 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#21 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#21 3 Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#21 3 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#21 3 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#21 3 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#21 3 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#21 3 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#21 3 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#21 3 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#4 6 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#5 5 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#5 5 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#5 5 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#5 5 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#5 5 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#54 2 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#54 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#54 2 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#54 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#54 2 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#54 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#54 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#54 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#54 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#54 2 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#54 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#54 2 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#54 2 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#54 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#54 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#54 2 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#54 2 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#54 2 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#54 2 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#54 2 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#54 2 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#54 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#54 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#54 2 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#54 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#54 2 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#54 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#54 2 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#54 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#54 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#54 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#54 2 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#54 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#54 2 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#54 2 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#54 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#54 2 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#54 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#54 2 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#54 2 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#54 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#54 2 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#54 2 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#54 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#54 2 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#54 2 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#54 2 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#54 2 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#54 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#54 2 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#54 2 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#54 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#54 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#54 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#54 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#54 2 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#54 2 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#54 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#54 2 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#54 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#54 2 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#54 2 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#54 2 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#54 2 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#54 2 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
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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.