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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / Working with the Other Chamber

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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 115th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 12 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#1 12 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#1 12 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#1 12 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#5 11 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#6 10 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#6 10 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#8 9 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#9 8 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#9 8 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#9 8 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#9 8 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#9 8 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#9 8 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#9 8 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#16 7 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#16 7 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#16 7 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#19 6 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#19 6 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#19 6 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#19 6 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#19 6 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#19 6 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#19 6 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#19 6 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#19 6 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#19 6 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#19 6 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#19 6 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#31 5 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#31 5 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#31 5 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#31 5 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#31 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#31 5 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#31 5 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#31 5 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#31 5 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#31 5 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#31 5 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#31 5 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#31 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#31 5 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#31 5 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#31 5 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#31 5 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#48 4 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#48 4 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#48 4 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#48 4 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#48 4 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#48 4 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#48 4 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#48 4 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#48 4 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#48 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#48 4 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#48 4 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#48 4 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#48 4 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#48 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#48 4 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#48 4 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#48 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#48 4 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#48 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#48 4 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#48 4 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#48 4 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#71 3 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#71 3 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#71 3 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#71 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#71 3 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#71 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#71 3 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#71 3 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#71 3 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#71 3 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#71 3 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#71 3 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#71 3 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#71 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#71 3 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#71 3 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#71 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#71 3 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#71 3 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#71 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#71 3 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#71 3 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#71 3 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#71 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#71 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#71 3 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#71 3 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#71 3 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#71 3 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#71 3 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#71 3 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#104 2 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#104 2 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#104 2 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#104 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#104 2 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#104 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#104 2 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#104 2 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#104 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#104 2 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#104 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#104 2 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#104 2 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#104 2 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#104 2 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#104 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#104 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#104 2 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#104 2 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#104 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#104 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#104 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#104 2 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#104 2 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#104 2 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#104 2 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#104 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#104 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#104 2 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#104 2 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#134 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#134 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#134 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#134 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#134 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#134 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#134 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#134 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#134 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#134 1 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#134 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#134 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#134 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#134 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#134 1 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#134 1 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#134 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#134 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#134 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#134 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#134 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#134 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#134 1 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#134 1 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#134 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#134 1 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#134 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#134 1 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#134 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#134 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#134 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#134 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#134 1 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#134 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#134 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#134 1 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#134 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#134 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#134 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#134 1 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#174 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#174 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#174 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#174 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#174 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#174 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#174 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#174 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#174 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#174 0 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#174 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#174 0 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#174 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#174 0 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#174 0 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#174 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#174 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#174 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#174 0 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#174 0 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#174 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#174 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#174 0 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#174 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#174 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#174 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#174 0 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.