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2019 Report Cards
House Democrats / Bills Introduced

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in 2019.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 73 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 55 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#3 49 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#4 48 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#5 46 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#6 45 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#7 42 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#8 41 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#9 39 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#10 38 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#10 38 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#10 38 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#10 38 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#14 37 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#14 37 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#16 36 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#16 36 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#16 36 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#19 34 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#19 34 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#19 34 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#22 33 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#23 32 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#23 32 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#23 32 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#23 32 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#23 32 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#28 31 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#28 31 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#30 30 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#30 30 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#30 30 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#33 29 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#33 29 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#33 29 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#33 29 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#33 29 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#38 28 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#38 28 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#38 28 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#38 28 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#38 28 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#38 28 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#38 28 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#45 27 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#45 27 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#45 27 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#45 27 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#45 27 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#50 26 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#50 26 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#50 26 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#53 25 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#53 25 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#53 25 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#56 24 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#56 24 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#56 24 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#56 24 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#60 23 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#60 23 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#60 23 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#60 23 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#60 23 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#65 22 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#65 22 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#65 22 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#65 22 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#65 22 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#65 22 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#71 21 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#71 21 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#71 21 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#71 21 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#71 21 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#76 20 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#76 20 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#76 20 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#76 20 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#76 20 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#76 20 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#76 20 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#76 20 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#76 20 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#85 19 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#85 19 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#85 19 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#85 19 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#85 19 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#85 19 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#85 19 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#85 19 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#93 18 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#93 18 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#93 18 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#93 18 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#93 18 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#93 18 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#93 18 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#93 18 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#93 18 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#93 18 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#103 17 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#103 17 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#103 17 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#103 17 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#103 17 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#103 17 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#103 17 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#103 17 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#103 17 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#103 17 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#103 17 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#103 17 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#115 16 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#115 16 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#115 16 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#115 16 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#115 16 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#115 16 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#115 16 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#115 16 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#123 15 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#123 15 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#123 15 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#123 15 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#123 15 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#123 15 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#123 15 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#123 15 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#123 15 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#132 14 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#132 14 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#132 14 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#132 14 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#132 14 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#132 14 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#132 14 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#132 14 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#132 14 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#132 14 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#132 14 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#132 14 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#144 13 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#144 13 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#144 13 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#144 13 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#144 13 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#144 13 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#144 13 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#144 13 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#144 13 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#144 13 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#144 13 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#144 13 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#144 13 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#144 13 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#158 12 Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]
#158 12 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#158 12 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#158 12 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#158 12 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#158 12 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#158 12 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#158 12 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#158 12 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#158 12 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#158 12 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#158 12 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#158 12 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#158 12 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#158 12 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#158 12 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#174 11 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#174 11 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#174 11 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#174 11 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#174 11 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#174 11 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#174 11 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#174 11 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#174 11 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#174 11 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#174 11 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#174 11 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#174 11 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#187 10 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#187 10 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#187 10 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#187 10 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#187 10 Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#187 10 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#187 10 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#187 10 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#187 10 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#187 10 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#187 10 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#187 10 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#187 10 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#187 10 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#187 10 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#187 10 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#187 10 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#187 10 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#187 10 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#187 10 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#207 9 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#207 9 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#207 9 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#207 9 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#207 9 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#207 9 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#207 9 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#207 9 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#215 8 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#215 8 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#215 8 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#215 8 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#215 8 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#215 8 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#221 7 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#221 7 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#221 7 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#221 7 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#221 7 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#226 6 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#226 6 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#226 6 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#226 6 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#230 5 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#231 4 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#231 4 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#231 4 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#234 3 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#234 3 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#236 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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 2019) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.