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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. Cuellar [D-TX28]
#2 67.3% Rep. Peterson [D-MN7]
#3 62.0% Rep. Sinema [D-AZ9]
#4 58.5% Rep. Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#5 55.1% Rep. Kind [D-WI3]
#6 49.0% Rep. Delaney [D-MD6]
#7 48.8% Rep. Costa [D-CA16]
#8 48.3% Rep. Loebsack [D-IA2]
#9 47.4% Rep. Schrader [D-OR5]
#10 46.8% Rep. Murphy [D-FL7]
#11 45.0% Rep. Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#12 44.2% Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#13 43.7% Rep. Walz [D-MN1]
#14 43.2% Rep. Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#15 43.0% Rep. Lipinski [D-IL3]
#16 42.9% Rep. Bustos [D-IL17]
#17 42.5% Rep. Schneider [D-IL10]
#18 41.6% Rep. Sherman [D-CA30]
#19 41.1% Rep. Green [D-TX29]
#20 40.9% Rep. Lamb [D-PA18]
#21 40.8% Rep. Doyle [D-PA14]
#22 40.4% Rep. Bera [D-CA7]
#23 40.2% Rep. Kuster [D-NH2]
#24 38.7% Rep. Suozzi [D-NY3]
#25 38.4% Rep. Kilmer [D-WA6]
#26 38.4% Rep. Brady [D-PA1]
#27 38.0% Rep. Bishop [D-GA2]
#28 37.9% Rep. Rosen [D-NV3]
#29 37.8% Rep. Sewell [D-AL7]
#30 37.8% Rep. Thompson [D-CA5]
#31 37.3% Rep. Cooper [D-TN5]
#32 37.3% Rep. Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#33 37.0% Rep. Rice [D-NY4]
#34 36.9% Rep. Visclosky [D-IN1]
#35 36.9% Rep. Esty [D-CT5]
#36 36.9% Rep. Himes [D-CT4]
#37 36.5% Rep. Neal [D-MA1]
#38 36.5% Rep. Courtney [D-CT2]
#39 36.4% Rep. Scott [D-GA13]
#40 36.4% Rep. DeFazio [D-OR4]
#41 35.8% Rep. Nolan [D-MN8]
#42 35.6% Rep. Heck [D-WA10]
#43 35.6% Rep. Peters [D-CA52]
#44 35.6% Rep. Moulton [D-MA6]
#45 35.1% Rep. Norcross [D-NJ1]
#46 35.1% Rep. Larson [D-CT1]
#47 34.9% Rep. DelBene [D-WA1]
#48 34.8% Rep. O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#49 34.5% Rep. Ruiz [D-CA36]
#50 34.3% Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
#51 34.2% Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#52 34.1% Rep. Correa [D-CA46]
#53 34.0% Rep. Foster [D-IL11]
#54 34.0% Rep. Ryan [D-OH13]
#55 33.8% Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]
#56 33.6% Rep. Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#57 33.5% Rep. Boyle [D-PA13]
#58 33.3% Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
#59 33.2% Rep. Vela [D-TX34]
#60 33.1% Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
#61 32.7% Rep. Beatty [D-OH3]
#62 32.5% Rep. Cartwright [D-PA17]
#63 32.1% Rep. Aguilar [D-CA31]
#64 32.1% Rep. DeGette [D-CO1]
#65 31.6% Rep. Engel [D-NY16]
#66 31.6% Rep. Luján [D-NM3]
#67 31.5% Rep. Matsui [D-CA6]
#68 31.1% Rep. Deutch [D-FL22]
#69 31.1% Rep. Brownley [D-CA26]
#70 31.0% Rep. Panetta [D-CA20]
#71 30.9% Rep. Bordallo [D-GU0]
#72 30.9% Rep. Higgins [D-NY26]
#73 30.8% Rep. Kildee [D-MI5]
#74 30.5% Rep. Maloney [D-NY18]
#75 30.5% Rep. Welch [D-VT0]
#76 30.4% Rep. Crist [D-FL13]
#77 30.1% Rep. Clay [D-MO1]
#78 29.9% Rep. Eshoo [D-CA18]
#79 29.9% Rep. Swalwell [D-CA15]
#80 29.4% Rep. Lawson [D-FL5]
#81 29.2% Rep. Dingell [D-MI12]
#82 29.2% Rep. Frankel [D-FL21]
#83 29.0% Rep. Carbajal [D-CA24]
#84 28.9% Rep. Pingree [D-ME1]
#85 28.7% Rep. Kennedy [D-MA4]
#86 28.7% Rep. Keating [D-MA9]
#87 28.6% Rep. Price [D-NC4]
#88 28.4% Rep. Garamendi [D-CA3]
#89 28.4% Rep. Sires [D-NJ8]
#89 28.4% Rep. Titus [D-NV1]
#91 28.1% Rep. Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#92 28.0% Rep. Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#93 28.0% Rep. Rush [D-IL1]
#94 28.0% Rep. Schiff [D-CA28]
#95 27.8% Rep. Meng [D-NY6]
#96 27.7% Rep. Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#97 27.6% Rep. Kihuen [D-NV4]
#98 27.6% Rep. Butterfield [D-NC1]
#99 27.6% Rep. Castro [D-TX20]
#100 27.6% Rep. Tonko [D-NY20]
#101 27.5% Rep. Lofgren [D-CA19]
#102 27.1% Rep. Demings [D-FL10]
#103 26.8% Rep. Bonamici [D-OR1]
#104 26.8% Rep. Lowey [D-NY17]
#105 26.8% Rep. Kaptur [D-OH9]
#106 26.7% Rep. Shea-Porter [D-NH1]
#107 26.3% Rep. Langevin [D-RI2]
#108 26.2% Rep. Veasey [D-TX33]
#109 26.2% Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
#110 26.1% Rep. Torres [D-CA35]
#111 25.9% Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
#112 25.8% Rep. Levin [D-MI9]
#113 25.8% Rep. Lieu [D-CA33]
#114 25.7% Rep. Sánchez [D-CA38]
#115 25.6% Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#116 25.5% Rep. Speier [D-CA14]
#117 25.2% Rep. Gallego [D-AZ7]
#118 25.1% Rep. Lynch [D-MA8]
#119 25.1% Rep. Davis [D-CA53]
#120 25.0% Rep. Doggett [D-TX35]
#120 25.0% Rep. Khanna [D-CA17]
#122 24.9% Rep. Tsongas [D-MA3]
#123 24.7% Rep. Kelly [D-IL2]
#124 24.4% Rep. Crowley [D-NY14]
#125 24.2% Rep. Soto [D-FL9]
#126 24.1% Rep. Quigley [D-IL5]
#127 23.9% Rep. Capuano [D-MA7]
#128 23.8% Rep. McEachin [D-VA4]
#129 23.8% Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#130 23.6% Rep. Davis [D-IL7]
#131 23.6% Rep. Cohen [D-TN9]
#132 23.6% Rep. Adams [D-NC12]
#133 23.6% Rep. Napolitano [D-CA32]
#134 23.6% Rep. Cicilline [D-RI1]
#135 23.5% Rep. Castor [D-FL14]
#136 23.5% Rep. Thompson [D-MS2]
#137 23.4% Rep. Brown [D-MD4]
#138 23.2% Rep. Maloney [D-NY12]
#139 23.2% Rep. Sablan [D-MP0]
#140 23.1% Rep. Johnson [D-GA4]
#141 23.1% Rep. Lawrence [D-MI14]
#142 23.0% Rep. Johnson [D-TX30]
#143 22.9% Rep. Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#144 22.8% Rep. Pocan [D-WI2]
#145 22.7% Rep. Larsen [D-WA2]
#146 22.5% Rep. Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#147 22.4% Rep. Chu [D-CA27]
#148 22.3% Rep. Vargas [D-CA51]
#149 22.1% Rep. Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#150 22.0% Rep. Hoyer [D-MD5]
#151 21.8% Rep. Pallone [D-NJ6]
#152 21.7% Rep. Beyer [D-VA8]
#153 21.6% Rep. Bass [D-CA37]
#154 21.6% Rep. McCollum [D-MN4]
#155 21.5% Rep. Hastings [D-FL20]
#156 21.3% Rep. Payne [D-NJ10]
#157 21.2% Rep. Gomez [D-CA34]
#158 21.1% Rep. Meeks [D-NY5]
#159 21.0% Rep. Fudge [D-OH11]
#160 20.9% Rep. McGovern [D-MA2]
#161 20.8% Rep. Smith [D-WA9]
#162 20.8% Rep. Takano [D-CA41]
#163 20.7% Rep. Velázquez [D-NY7]
#164 20.6% Rep. Huffman [D-CA2]
#165 20.3% Rep. DeLauro [D-CT3]
#166 20.3% Rep. Evans [D-PA2]
#167 20.1% Rep. Espaillat [D-NY13]
#168 20.0% Rep. Carson [D-IN7]
#169 19.8% Rep. Clark [D-MA5]
#170 19.5% Rep. Jeffries [D-NY8]
#171 19.2% Rep. Raskin [D-MD8]
#172 19.2% Rep. DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#173 19.2% Rep. McNerney [D-CA9]
#174 19.1% Rep. Clarke [D-NY9]
#175 18.7% Rep. Wilson [D-FL24]
#176 18.2% Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
#177 18.2% Rep. Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#178 18.1% Rep. Moore [D-WI4]
#179 18.0% Rep. Pelosi [D-CA12]
#180 17.9% Rep. Cummings [D-MD7]
#181 17.7% Rep. Lewis [D-GA5]
#182 17.1% Rep. Serrano [D-NY15]
#183 16.8% Rep. Green [D-TX9]
#184 16.8% Rep. Clyburn [D-SC6]
#185 16.7% Rep. Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#186 16.6% Rep. Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#187 16.0% Rep. Norton [D-DC0]
#188 15.9% Rep. Nadler [D-NY10]
#189 15.6% Rep. Waters [D-CA43]
#190 15.4% Rep. Jayapal [D-WA7]
#191 14.9% Rep. Ellison [D-MN5]
#192 14.8% Rep. Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#193 14.5% Rep. Barragán [D-CA44]
#194 14.4% Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#195 13.7% Rep. Plaskett [D-VI0]
#196 12.8% Rep. Morelle [D-NY25]
#197 11.2% Rep. Lee [D-CA13]
#198 0.0% Rep. Scanlon [D-PA7]
#198 0.0% Rep. Wild [D-PA15]
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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

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.