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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / Committee Positions

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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Democrats
most committee positions
#1 7 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#2 6 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#2 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#4 5 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#4 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#4 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#4 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#4 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#4 5 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#4 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#4 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#4 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#4 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#4 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#4 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#4 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#4 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#4 5 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#4 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#4 5 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#22 1 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#22 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#22 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#22 1 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#22 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#22 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#22 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#22 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#22 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#22 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#22 1 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#22 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#22 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#22 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#22 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#22 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#22 1 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#22 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#22 1 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#22 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#22 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#22 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#22 1 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#22 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#22 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#22 1 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#22 1 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#22 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#22 1 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#22 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#22 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#22 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#22 1 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#22 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#22 1 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#22 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#22 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#22 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#22 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#22 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#22 1 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#22 1 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#22 1 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#22 1 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#22 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#22 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#22 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#22 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#22 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#22 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#22 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#22 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#22 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#22 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#22 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#22 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#22 1 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#22 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#22 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#22 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#22 1 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#22 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#22 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#22 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#22 1 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#22 1 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#22 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#22 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#22 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#22 1 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#22 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#22 1 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#22 1 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#22 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#22 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#22 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#22 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#22 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#22 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#22 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#22 1 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#22 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#22 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#22 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#22 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#22 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#22 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#22 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#22 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#22 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#22 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#22 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#22 1 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#22 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#22 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#22 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#22 1 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#119 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#119 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#119 0 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#119 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#119 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#119 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#119 0 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#119 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#119 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#119 0 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#119 0 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#119 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#119 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#119 0 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#119 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#119 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#119 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#119 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#119 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#119 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#119 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#119 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#119 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#119 0 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#119 0 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#119 0 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#119 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#119 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#119 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#119 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#119 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#119 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#119 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#119 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#119 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#119 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#119 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#119 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#119 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#119 0 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#119 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#119 0 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#119 0 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#119 0 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#119 0 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#119 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#119 0 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#119 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#119 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#119 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#119 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#119 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#119 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#119 0 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#119 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#119 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#119 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#119 0 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#119 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#119 0 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#119 0 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#119 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#119 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#119 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#119 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#119 0 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#119 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#119 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#119 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#119 0 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#119 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#119 0 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#119 0 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#119 0 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#119 0 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#119 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#119 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#119 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#119 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#119 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#119 0 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#119 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
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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.