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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / Bills Out of Committee

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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

House Democrats
most often
#1 25 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#2 11 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 11 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#4 10 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#5 9 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#6 7 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#7 6 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#7 6 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#7 6 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#7 6 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#11 5 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#11 5 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#11 5 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#11 5 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#11 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#11 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#11 5 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#11 5 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#11 5 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#11 5 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#11 5 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#11 5 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#23 4 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#23 4 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#23 4 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#23 4 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#23 4 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#23 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#23 4 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#23 4 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#23 4 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#23 4 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#23 4 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#23 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#23 4 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#23 4 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#23 4 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#23 4 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#23 4 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#23 4 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#23 4 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#23 4 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#23 4 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#44 3 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#44 3 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#44 3 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#44 3 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#44 3 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#44 3 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#44 3 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#44 3 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#44 3 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#44 3 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#44 3 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#44 3 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#44 3 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#44 3 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#44 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#44 3 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#44 3 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#44 3 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#44 3 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#44 3 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#44 3 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#44 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#44 3 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#67 2 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#67 2 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#67 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#67 2 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#67 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#67 2 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#67 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#67 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#67 2 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#67 2 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#67 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#67 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#67 2 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#67 2 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#67 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#67 2 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#67 2 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#67 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#67 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#67 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#67 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#67 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#67 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#67 2 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#67 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#67 2 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#67 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#67 2 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#67 2 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#67 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#67 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#67 2 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#67 2 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#67 2 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#67 2 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#67 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#67 2 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#67 2 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#67 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#67 2 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#67 2 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#67 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#109 1 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#109 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#109 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#109 1 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#109 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#109 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#109 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#109 1 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#109 1 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#109 1 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#109 1 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#109 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#109 1 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#109 1 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#109 1 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#109 1 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#109 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#109 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#109 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#109 1 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#109 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#109 1 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#109 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#109 1 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#109 1 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#109 1 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#109 1 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#109 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#109 1 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#109 1 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#109 1 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#109 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#109 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#109 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#109 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#109 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#109 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#109 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#109 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#148 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#148 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#148 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#148 0 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#148 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#148 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#148 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#148 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#148 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#148 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#148 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#148 0 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#148 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#148 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#148 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#148 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#148 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#148 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#148 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#148 0 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#148 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#148 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#148 0 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#148 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#148 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#148 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#148 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#148 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#148 0 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#148 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#148 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#148 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#148 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#148 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#148 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#148 0 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#148 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#148 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#148 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#148 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#148 0 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#148 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#148 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#148 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#148 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#148 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#148 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#148 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#148 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#148 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#148 0 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#148 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#148 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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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.