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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / Joining Bipartisan Bills

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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

House Democrats
most often
#1 70.9% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#2 67.3% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#3 62.0% Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#4 58.5% Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#5 55.1% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#6 49.0% Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#7 48.8% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#8 48.3% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#9 47.4% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#10 46.8% Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#11 45.0% Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#12 44.2% Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#13 43.7% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#14 43.2% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#15 43.0% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#16 42.9% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#17 42.5% Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#18 41.6% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#19 41.1% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#20 40.9% Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#21 40.8% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#22 40.4% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#23 40.2% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#24 38.7% Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#25 38.4% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 38.4% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#27 38.0% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#28 37.9% Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#29 37.8% Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#30 37.8% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#31 37.3% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#32 37.3% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#33 37.0% Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#34 36.9% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#35 36.9% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#36 36.9% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#37 36.5% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#38 36.5% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#39 36.4% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#40 36.4% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#41 35.8% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#42 35.6% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#43 35.6% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#44 35.6% Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#45 35.1% Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#46 35.1% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#47 34.9% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#48 34.8% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#49 34.5% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#50 34.3% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#51 34.2% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#52 34.1% Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#53 34.0% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#54 34.0% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#55 33.8% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#56 33.6% Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#57 33.5% Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#58 33.3% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#59 33.2% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#60 33.1% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#61 32.7% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#62 32.5% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#63 32.1% Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#64 32.1% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#65 31.6% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#66 31.6% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#67 31.5% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#68 31.1% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#69 31.1% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#70 31.0% Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#71 30.9% Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#72 30.9% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#73 30.8% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#74 30.5% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#75 30.5% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#76 30.4% Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#77 30.1% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#78 29.9% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#79 29.9% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#80 29.4% Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#81 29.2% Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#82 29.2% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#83 29.0% Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#84 28.9% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#85 28.7% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#86 28.7% Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#87 28.6% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#88 28.4% Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#89 28.4% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#89 28.4% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#91 28.1% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#92 28.0% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#93 28.0% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#94 28.0% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#95 27.8% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#96 27.7% Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#97 27.6% Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#98 27.6% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#99 27.6% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#100 27.6% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#101 27.5% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#102 27.1% Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#103 26.8% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#104 26.8% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#105 26.8% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#106 26.7% Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#107 26.3% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#108 26.2% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#109 26.2% Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#110 26.1% Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#111 25.9% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#112 25.8% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#113 25.8% Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#114 25.7% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#115 25.6% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#116 25.5% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#117 25.2% Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#118 25.1% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#119 25.1% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#120 25.0% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#120 25.0% Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#122 24.9% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#123 24.7% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#124 24.4% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#125 24.2% Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#126 24.1% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#127 23.9% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#128 23.8% Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#129 23.8% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#130 23.6% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#131 23.6% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#132 23.6% Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#133 23.6% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#134 23.6% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#135 23.5% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#136 23.5% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#137 23.4% Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#138 23.2% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#139 23.2% Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#140 23.1% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#141 23.1% Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#142 23.0% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#143 22.9% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#144 22.8% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#145 22.7% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#146 22.5% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#147 22.4% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#148 22.3% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#149 22.1% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#150 22.0% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#151 21.8% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#152 21.7% Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#153 21.6% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#154 21.6% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#155 21.5% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#156 21.3% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#157 21.2% Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#158 21.1% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#159 21.0% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#160 20.9% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#161 20.8% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#162 20.8% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#163 20.7% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#164 20.6% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#165 20.3% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#166 20.3% Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#167 20.1% Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#168 20.0% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#169 19.8% Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#170 19.5% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#171 19.2% Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#172 19.2% Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#173 19.2% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#174 19.1% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#175 18.7% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#176 18.2% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#177 18.2% Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#178 18.1% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#179 18.0% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#180 17.9% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#181 17.7% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#182 17.1% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#183 16.8% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#184 16.8% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#185 16.7% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#186 16.6% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#187 16.0% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#188 15.9% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#189 15.6% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#190 15.4% Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#191 14.9% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#192 14.8% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#193 14.5% Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#194 14.4% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#195 13.7% Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#196 12.8% Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#197 11.2% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#198 0.0% Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#198 0.0% Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.