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2019 Report Cards
House Democrats / Powerful Cosponsors

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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2019 that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

House Democrats
most often
#1 26 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 20 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#3 19 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#4 14 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#4 14 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#6 13 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#6 13 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#8 12 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#8 12 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#10 11 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#10 11 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#10 11 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#10 11 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#10 11 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#10 11 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#10 11 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#17 10 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#17 10 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#17 10 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#17 10 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#17 10 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#22 9 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#22 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#22 9 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#22 9 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#26 8 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#26 8 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#26 8 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#26 8 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#30 7 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#30 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#30 7 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#30 7 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#30 7 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#30 7 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#30 7 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#30 7 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#30 7 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#30 7 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#30 7 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#41 6 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#41 6 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#41 6 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#41 6 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#41 6 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#41 6 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#41 6 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#41 6 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#41 6 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#41 6 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#41 6 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#41 6 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#41 6 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#41 6 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#41 6 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#41 6 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#41 6 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#41 6 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#41 6 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#41 6 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#41 6 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#41 6 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#41 6 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#41 6 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#41 6 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#41 6 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#41 6 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#68 5 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#68 5 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#68 5 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#68 5 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#68 5 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#68 5 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#68 5 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#68 5 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#68 5 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#68 5 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#68 5 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#68 5 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#68 5 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#68 5 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#68 5 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#68 5 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#68 5 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#85 4 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#85 4 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#85 4 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#85 4 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#85 4 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#85 4 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#85 4 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#85 4 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#85 4 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#85 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#85 4 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#85 4 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#85 4 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#85 4 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#85 4 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#85 4 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#85 4 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#85 4 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#85 4 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#85 4 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#85 4 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#106 3 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#106 3 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#106 3 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#106 3 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#106 3 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#106 3 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#106 3 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#106 3 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#106 3 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#106 3 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#106 3 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#106 3 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#106 3 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#106 3 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#106 3 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#106 3 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#106 3 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#106 3 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#106 3 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#106 3 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#106 3 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#106 3 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#106 3 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#106 3 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#106 3 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#106 3 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#106 3 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#106 3 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#106 3 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#106 3 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#106 3 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#106 3 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#138 2 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#138 2 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#138 2 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#138 2 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#138 2 Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]
#138 2 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#138 2 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#138 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#138 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#138 2 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#138 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#138 2 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#138 2 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#138 2 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#138 2 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#138 2 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#138 2 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#138 2 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#138 2 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#138 2 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#138 2 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#138 2 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#138 2 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#138 2 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#138 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#138 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#138 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#138 2 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#138 2 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#138 2 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#138 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#138 2 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#138 2 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#138 2 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#138 2 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#138 2 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#138 2 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#138 2 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#138 2 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#138 2 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#138 2 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#138 2 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#138 2 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#138 2 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#138 2 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#138 2 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#138 2 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#138 2 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#138 2 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#187 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#187 1 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#187 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#187 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#187 1 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#187 1 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#187 1 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#187 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#187 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#187 1 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#187 1 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#187 1 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#187 1 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#187 1 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#187 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#187 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#187 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#187 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#187 1 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#187 1 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#187 1 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#187 1 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#187 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#187 1 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#187 1 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#187 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#187 1 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#187 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#187 1 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#216 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#216 0 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#216 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#216 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#216 0 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#216 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#216 0 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#216 0 Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#216 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#216 0 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#216 0 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#216 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#216 0 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#216 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#216 0 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#216 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#216 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#216 0 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#216 0 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#216 0 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#216 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
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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.