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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / Powerful Cosponsors

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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 115th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Democrats
most often
#1 20 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#2 15 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#3 13 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#4 12 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#4 12 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#6 11 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#6 11 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#6 11 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#6 11 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#6 11 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#11 10 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#11 10 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#11 10 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#14 9 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#14 9 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#14 9 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#14 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#14 9 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#19 8 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#19 8 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#19 8 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#19 8 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#19 8 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#19 8 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#19 8 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#19 8 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#19 8 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#19 8 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#29 7 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#29 7 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#29 7 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#29 7 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#29 7 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#29 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#29 7 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#29 7 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#37 6 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#37 6 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#37 6 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#37 6 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#37 6 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#37 6 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#37 6 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#37 6 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#37 6 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#37 6 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#37 6 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#37 6 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#37 6 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#37 6 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#37 6 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#52 5 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#52 5 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#52 5 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#52 5 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#52 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#52 5 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#52 5 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#52 5 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#52 5 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#52 5 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#52 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#52 5 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#52 5 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#52 5 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#52 5 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#52 5 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#52 5 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#52 5 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#52 5 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#52 5 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#52 5 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#52 5 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#52 5 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#52 5 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#52 5 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#52 5 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#52 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#79 4 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#79 4 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#79 4 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#79 4 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#79 4 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#79 4 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#79 4 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#79 4 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#79 4 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#79 4 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#79 4 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#79 4 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#79 4 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#79 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#79 4 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#79 4 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#79 4 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#79 4 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#79 4 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#79 4 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#79 4 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#79 4 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#79 4 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#79 4 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#79 4 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#104 3 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#104 3 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#104 3 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#104 3 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#104 3 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#104 3 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#104 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#104 3 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#104 3 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#104 3 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#104 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#104 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#104 3 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#104 3 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#104 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#104 3 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#104 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#104 3 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#104 3 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#104 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#104 3 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#104 3 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#104 3 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#127 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#127 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#127 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#127 2 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#127 2 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#127 2 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#127 2 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#127 2 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#127 2 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#127 2 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#127 2 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#127 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#127 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#127 2 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#127 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#127 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#127 2 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#127 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#127 2 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#127 2 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#127 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#127 2 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#127 2 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#127 2 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#127 2 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#127 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#127 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#154 1 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#154 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#154 1 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#154 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#154 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#154 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#154 1 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#154 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#154 1 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#154 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#154 1 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#154 1 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#154 1 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#154 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#154 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#154 1 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#154 1 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#154 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#154 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#154 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#154 1 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#154 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#154 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#154 1 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#154 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#154 1 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#154 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#154 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#182 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#182 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#182 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#182 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#182 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#182 0 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#182 0 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#182 0 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#182 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#182 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#182 0 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#182 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#182 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#182 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#182 0 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#182 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#182 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#182 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#182 0 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.