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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / 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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in the 115th Congress.

House Democrats
most cosponsors
#1 1689 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#2 1338 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#3 1331 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#4 1289 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#5 1217 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#6 1135 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#7 1069 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#8 1023 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#9 1006 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#10 965 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#11 907 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#12 905 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#13 851 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#14 843 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#15 826 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#16 818 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#16 818 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#18 814 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#19 792 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#20 785 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#21 767 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#22 760 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#23 745 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#24 736 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#25 730 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#26 685 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#27 677 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#28 660 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#29 653 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#30 646 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#31 644 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#32 643 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#33 642 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#34 633 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#34 633 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#36 561 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#37 546 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#38 545 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#39 544 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#40 542 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#41 528 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#42 526 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#43 521 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#44 517 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#45 515 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#46 493 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#47 476 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#47 476 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#49 471 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#50 469 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#51 468 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#52 466 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#53 465 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#54 464 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#55 454 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#56 446 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#57 427 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#58 425 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#58 425 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#60 420 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#61 408 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#62 401 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#63 394 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#64 387 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#65 378 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#66 375 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#67 372 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#68 371 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#69 369 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#70 363 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#71 362 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#72 360 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#73 359 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#74 358 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#74 358 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#76 346 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#76 346 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#78 345 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#79 343 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#80 342 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#81 330 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#82 329 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#83 325 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#84 324 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#85 317 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#86 316 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#87 315 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#88 312 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#89 303 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#89 303 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#91 301 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#92 297 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#93 289 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#94 286 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#95 285 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#96 284 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#97 283 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#97 283 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#99 282 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#100 281 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#101 278 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#101 278 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#103 269 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#104 265 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#105 261 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#106 260 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#107 253 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#108 249 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#109 242 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#110 239 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#111 237 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#112 236 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#113 235 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#114 233 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#114 233 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#116 232 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#117 230 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#117 230 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#119 225 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#120 222 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#121 219 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#121 219 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#123 216 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#123 216 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#125 214 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#126 211 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#127 210 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#128 207 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#129 203 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#130 199 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#131 193 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#131 193 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#133 192 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#133 192 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#135 189 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#136 183 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#137 182 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#138 179 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#139 178 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#140 175 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#140 175 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#142 174 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#143 173 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#144 164 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#145 161 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#146 160 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#147 157 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#147 157 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#149 153 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#150 152 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#151 151 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#152 148 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#153 146 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#154 140 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#155 139 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#156 134 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#157 133 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#158 131 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#159 130 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#160 118 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#160 118 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#162 117 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#163 114 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#164 112 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#165 110 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#166 109 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#167 108 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#168 106 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#169 102 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#170 101 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#171 99 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#172 93 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#173 91 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#174 89 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#175 84 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#176 83 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#177 78 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#178 77 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#179 70 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#180 63 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#181 51 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#182 49 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#183 42 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#184 39 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#185 38 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#186 37 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#187 34 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#188 32 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#189 30 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#190 28 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#191 27 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#192 26 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#193 17 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#194 9 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#194 9 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#196 7 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#197 2 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#198 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#198 0 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#198 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.