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