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2018 Report Cards
House Democrats / Leadership 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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

House Democrats
top leader
#1 0.86 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 0.84 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#3 0.83 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#4 0.79 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#5 0.79 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#6 0.78 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#7 0.78 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#8 0.74 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#9 0.73 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#10 0.73 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#11 0.73 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#12 0.73 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#13 0.73 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#14 0.72 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#15 0.71 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#16 0.71 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#17 0.71 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#18 0.70 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#19 0.68 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#20 0.68 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#21 0.68 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#22 0.67 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#23 0.67 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#24 0.67 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#25 0.66 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#26 0.64 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#27 0.64 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#28 0.64 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#29 0.63 Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#30 0.63 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#31 0.63 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#32 0.63 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#33 0.62 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#34 0.62 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#35 0.62 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#36 0.62 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#37 0.62 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#38 0.62 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#39 0.61 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#40 0.60 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#41 0.60 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#42 0.60 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#43 0.60 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#44 0.60 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#45 0.59 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#46 0.58 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#47 0.58 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#48 0.58 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#49 0.58 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#50 0.58 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#51 0.57 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#52 0.57 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#53 0.57 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#54 0.57 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#55 0.57 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#56 0.57 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#57 0.56 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#58 0.56 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#59 0.56 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#60 0.56 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#61 0.56 Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV]
#62 0.56 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#63 0.56 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#64 0.56 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#65 0.56 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#66 0.55 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#67 0.54 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#68 0.54 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#69 0.54 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#70 0.54 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#71 0.54 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#72 0.53 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#73 0.53 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#74 0.53 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#75 0.53 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#76 0.53 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#77 0.53 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#78 0.53 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#79 0.53 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#80 0.52 Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#81 0.52 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#82 0.52 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#83 0.51 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#84 0.51 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#85 0.51 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#86 0.51 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#87 0.51 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#88 0.50 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#89 0.50 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#90 0.49 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#91 0.49 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#92 0.49 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#93 0.49 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#94 0.49 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#95 0.49 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#96 0.49 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#97 0.49 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#98 0.49 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#99 0.49 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#100 0.48 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#101 0.48 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#102 0.48 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#103 0.47 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#104 0.47 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#105 0.46 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#106 0.46 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#107 0.46 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#108 0.46 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#109 0.46 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#110 0.46 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#111 0.46 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#112 0.45 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#113 0.45 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#114 0.45 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#115 0.45 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#116 0.44 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#117 0.44 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#118 0.44 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#119 0.44 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#120 0.43 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#121 0.43 Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#122 0.43 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#123 0.42 Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#124 0.42 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#125 0.42 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#126 0.42 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#127 0.42 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#128 0.42 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#129 0.41 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#130 0.41 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#131 0.41 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#132 0.41 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#133 0.41 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#134 0.41 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#135 0.40 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#136 0.40 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#137 0.40 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#138 0.40 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#139 0.40 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#140 0.40 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#141 0.40 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#142 0.40 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#143 0.39 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#144 0.39 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#145 0.39 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#146 0.39 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#147 0.38 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#148 0.38 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#149 0.38 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#150 0.38 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#151 0.38 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#152 0.38 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#153 0.38 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#154 0.38 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#155 0.37 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#156 0.37 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#157 0.37 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#158 0.36 Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#159 0.35 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#160 0.35 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#161 0.34 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#162 0.33 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#163 0.33 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#164 0.33 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#165 0.32 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#166 0.32 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#167 0.32 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#168 0.32 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#169 0.31 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#170 0.31 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#171 0.30 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#172 0.30 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#173 0.29 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#174 0.28 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#175 0.25 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#176 0.24 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#177 0.24 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#178 0.24 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#179 0.22 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#180 0.20 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#181 0.19 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#182 0.17 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#183 0.17 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#184 0.16 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#185 0.15 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#186 0.15 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#187 0.14 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#188 0.14 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#189 0.13 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#190 0.12 Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]
#191 0.12 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#192 0.11 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#193 0.09 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#194 0.06 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#195 0.05 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#196 0.05 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#197 0.03 Rep. Brenda Jones [D-MI13, 2018-2018]
#198 0.01 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#199 0.01 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#200 0.00 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, 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 leadership scores 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.