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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / Ideology Score

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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

House Democrats
most conservative
#1 0.71 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#2 0.70 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#3 0.63 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#4 0.57 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#5 0.56 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#6 0.53 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#7 0.52 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#8 0.52 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#9 0.49 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#10 0.48 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#11 0.46 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#12 0.46 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#13 0.45 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#14 0.45 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#15 0.45 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#16 0.45 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#17 0.45 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#18 0.45 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#19 0.45 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#20 0.44 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#21 0.44 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#22 0.44 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#23 0.43 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#24 0.43 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#25 0.43 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#26 0.42 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#27 0.42 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#28 0.42 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#29 0.42 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#30 0.42 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#31 0.42 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#32 0.42 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#33 0.41 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#34 0.41 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#35 0.41 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#36 0.40 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#37 0.40 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#38 0.40 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#39 0.40 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#40 0.39 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#41 0.39 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#42 0.39 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#43 0.39 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#44 0.39 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#45 0.38 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#46 0.38 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#47 0.38 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#48 0.38 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#49 0.38 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#50 0.37 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#51 0.37 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#52 0.37 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#53 0.37 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#54 0.36 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#55 0.36 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#56 0.36 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#57 0.36 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#58 0.36 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#59 0.35 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#60 0.35 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#61 0.35 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#62 0.35 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#63 0.35 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#64 0.35 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#65 0.35 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#66 0.34 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#67 0.34 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#68 0.34 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#69 0.34 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#70 0.34 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#71 0.34 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#72 0.34 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#73 0.34 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#74 0.34 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#75 0.34 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#76 0.33 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#77 0.33 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#78 0.33 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#79 0.33 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#80 0.33 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#81 0.33 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#82 0.33 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#83 0.33 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#84 0.33 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#85 0.32 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#86 0.32 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#87 0.32 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#88 0.32 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#89 0.32 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#90 0.32 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#91 0.31 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#92 0.31 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#93 0.31 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#94 0.31 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#95 0.31 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#96 0.31 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#97 0.31 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#98 0.31 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#99 0.31 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#100 0.31 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#101 0.31 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#102 0.31 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#103 0.30 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#104 0.30 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#105 0.30 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#106 0.30 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#107 0.30 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#108 0.30 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#109 0.30 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#110 0.30 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#111 0.30 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#112 0.30 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#113 0.30 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#114 0.29 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#115 0.29 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#116 0.29 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#117 0.29 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#118 0.29 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#119 0.29 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#120 0.28 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#121 0.28 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#122 0.28 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#123 0.28 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#124 0.28 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#125 0.28 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#126 0.28 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#127 0.28 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#128 0.28 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#129 0.28 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#130 0.27 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#131 0.27 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#132 0.27 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#133 0.27 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#134 0.27 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#135 0.27 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#136 0.26 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#137 0.26 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#138 0.26 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#139 0.26 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#140 0.25 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#141 0.25 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#142 0.25 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#143 0.25 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#144 0.25 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#145 0.24 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#146 0.24 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#147 0.24 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#148 0.24 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#149 0.24 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#150 0.24 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#151 0.23 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#152 0.22 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#153 0.22 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#154 0.22 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#155 0.22 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#156 0.22 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#157 0.22 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#158 0.22 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#159 0.22 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#160 0.22 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#161 0.22 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#162 0.21 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#163 0.21 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#164 0.21 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#165 0.21 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#166 0.20 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#167 0.20 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#168 0.20 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#169 0.20 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#170 0.20 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#171 0.20 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#172 0.19 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#173 0.19 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#174 0.19 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#175 0.19 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#176 0.19 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#177 0.18 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#178 0.18 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#179 0.18 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#180 0.18 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#181 0.18 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#182 0.17 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#183 0.17 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#184 0.16 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#185 0.16 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#186 0.15 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#187 0.15 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#188 0.15 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#189 0.15 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#190 0.15 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#191 0.14 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#192 0.13 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#193 0.12 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#194 0.12 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#195 0.11 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#196 0.11 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#197 0.10 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#198 0.06 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#199 0.01 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#200 0.00 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.