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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / Bills Introduced

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019), as of Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 98 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 67 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#3 65 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#4 60 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#5 56 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#6 55 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#7 52 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#7 52 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#9 47 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#10 46 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#10 46 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#10 46 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#13 45 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#14 43 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#14 43 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#16 41 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#17 40 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#18 38 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#18 38 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#20 36 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#20 36 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#22 35 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#22 35 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#22 35 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#22 35 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#26 34 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#26 34 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#28 33 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#28 33 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#28 33 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#31 32 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#32 31 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#32 31 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#32 31 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#35 30 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#35 30 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#35 30 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#35 30 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#39 29 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#39 29 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#41 28 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#42 27 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#42 27 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#42 27 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#42 27 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#42 27 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#47 26 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#47 26 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#47 26 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#47 26 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#47 26 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#47 26 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#47 26 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#54 25 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#54 25 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#54 25 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#54 25 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#54 25 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#54 25 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#60 24 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#60 24 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#60 24 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#60 24 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#60 24 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#65 23 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#65 23 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#65 23 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#65 23 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#65 23 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#70 22 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#70 22 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#70 22 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#70 22 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#70 22 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#70 22 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#70 22 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#70 22 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#78 21 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#78 21 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#78 21 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#78 21 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#78 21 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#78 21 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#78 21 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#78 21 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#78 21 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#78 21 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#88 20 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#88 20 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#88 20 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#88 20 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#88 20 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#88 20 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#94 19 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#94 19 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#94 19 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#94 19 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#94 19 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#94 19 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#94 19 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#94 19 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#94 19 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#94 19 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#94 19 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#94 19 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#106 18 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#106 18 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#106 18 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#106 18 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#106 18 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#106 18 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#106 18 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#106 18 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#106 18 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#115 17 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#115 17 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#115 17 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#115 17 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#115 17 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#115 17 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#121 16 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#121 16 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#121 16 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#121 16 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#121 16 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#121 16 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#127 15 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#127 15 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#127 15 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#127 15 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#131 14 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#131 14 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#131 14 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#131 14 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#131 14 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#131 14 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#131 14 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#131 14 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#139 13 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#139 13 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#139 13 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#139 13 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#139 13 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#139 13 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#139 13 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#139 13 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#147 12 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#147 12 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#147 12 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#147 12 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#147 12 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#147 12 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#153 11 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#153 11 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#153 11 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#153 11 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#153 11 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#153 11 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#159 10 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#159 10 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#159 10 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#162 9 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#162 9 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#162 9 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#162 9 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#162 9 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#162 9 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#162 9 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#162 9 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#162 9 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#162 9 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#172 8 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#172 8 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#172 8 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#172 8 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#172 8 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#172 8 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#172 8 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#172 8 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#180 7 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#180 7 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#180 7 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#180 7 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#180 7 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#185 6 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#185 6 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#185 6 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#185 6 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#185 6 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#190 5 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#191 4 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#191 4 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#193 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#194 2 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#195 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#195 1 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#195 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#195 1 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#195 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#195 1 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
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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 the 115th Congress) 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.