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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. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#5 5 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#5 5 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#5 5 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#5 5 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#10 4 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#10 4 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#10 4 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#10 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#10 4 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#10 4 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#10 4 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#10 4 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#10 4 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#10 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#10 4 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#21 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#21 3 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#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. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#21 3 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#21 3 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#21 3 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#21 3 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#21 3 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#21 3 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#21 3 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#21 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#21 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#21 3 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#21 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#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. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#21 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#21 3 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#21 3 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#21 3 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#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. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
#21 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#54 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#54 2 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#54 2 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#54 2 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#54 2 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#54 2 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#54 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#54 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#54 2 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#54 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#54 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#54 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#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. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#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. 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. 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. David Scott [D-GA13]
#54 2 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#54 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#54 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#54 2 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#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. David Price [D-NC4]
#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. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#54 2 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#54 2 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#54 2 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#54 2 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#54 2 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#54 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#54 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#54 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#54 2 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]
#54 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#54 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#54 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#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. 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. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#119 1 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#119 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#119 1 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#119 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#119 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#119 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#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. 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. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#119 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#119 1 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#119 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#119 1 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#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. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#119 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#119 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#119 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#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. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#162 0 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#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. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#162 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#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. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#162 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#162 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#162 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#162 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#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. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#162 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#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. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#162 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#162 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#162 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#162 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#162 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
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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.