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2019 Report Cards
House Democrats / Bills Out of Committee

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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

House Democrats
most often
#1 23 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#2 20 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#3 19 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#4 15 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#5 13 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#6 11 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#6 11 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#6 11 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#9 9 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#9 9 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#11 8 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#11 8 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#11 8 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#11 8 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#11 8 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#16 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#16 7 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#16 7 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#19 6 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#19 6 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#19 6 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#19 6 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#19 6 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#19 6 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#19 6 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#19 6 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#27 5 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#27 5 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#27 5 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#27 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#27 5 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#27 5 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#27 5 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#27 5 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#27 5 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#27 5 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#27 5 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#27 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#27 5 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#27 5 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#27 5 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#27 5 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#27 5 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#27 5 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#27 5 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#27 5 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#27 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#27 5 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#27 5 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#27 5 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#27 5 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#52 4 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#52 4 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#52 4 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#52 4 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#52 4 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#52 4 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#52 4 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#52 4 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#52 4 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#52 4 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#52 4 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#52 4 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#52 4 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#52 4 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#52 4 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#52 4 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#52 4 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#52 4 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#52 4 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#71 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#71 3 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#71 3 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#71 3 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#71 3 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#71 3 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#71 3 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#71 3 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#71 3 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#71 3 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#71 3 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#71 3 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#71 3 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#71 3 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#71 3 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#71 3 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#71 3 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#71 3 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#71 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#71 3 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#71 3 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#71 3 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#71 3 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#71 3 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#71 3 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#71 3 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#71 3 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#71 3 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#71 3 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#71 3 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#71 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#71 3 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#71 3 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#71 3 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#71 3 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#71 3 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#71 3 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#71 3 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#71 3 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#71 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#71 3 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#71 3 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#71 3 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#71 3 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#71 3 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#71 3 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#71 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#71 3 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#71 3 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#71 3 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#71 3 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#71 3 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#123 2 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#123 2 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#123 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#123 2 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#123 2 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#123 2 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#123 2 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#123 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#123 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#123 2 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#123 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#123 2 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#123 2 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#123 2 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#123 2 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#123 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#123 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#123 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#123 2 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#123 2 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#123 2 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#123 2 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#123 2 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#123 2 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#123 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#123 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#123 2 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#123 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#123 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#123 2 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#123 2 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#123 2 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#123 2 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#123 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#123 2 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#123 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#123 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#123 2 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#123 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#123 2 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#123 2 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#123 2 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#123 2 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#123 2 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#123 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#123 2 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#123 2 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#123 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#123 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#123 2 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#123 2 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#123 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#175 1 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#175 1 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#175 1 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#175 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#175 1 Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]
#175 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#175 1 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#175 1 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#175 1 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#175 1 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#175 1 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#175 1 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#175 1 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#175 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#175 1 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#175 1 Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#175 1 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#175 1 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#175 1 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#175 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#175 1 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#175 1 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#175 1 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#175 1 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#175 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#175 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#175 1 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#175 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#175 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#175 1 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#175 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#175 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#175 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#208 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#208 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#208 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#208 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#208 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#208 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#208 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#208 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#208 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#208 0 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#208 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#208 0 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#208 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#208 0 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#208 0 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#208 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#208 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#208 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#208 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#208 0 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#208 0 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#208 0 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#208 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#208 0 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#208 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#208 0 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#208 0 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#208 0 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#208 0 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
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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.