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2019 Report Cards
House Democrats / Working with the Other Chamber

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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2019 that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

House Democrats
most bills
#1 15 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#2 14 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#2 14 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#4 13 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#4 13 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#6 12 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#6 12 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#8 11 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#8 11 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#10 10 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#10 10 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#10 10 Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22]
#10 10 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#10 10 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#15 9 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#15 9 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#15 9 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#15 9 Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10]
#19 8 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#19 8 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#19 8 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#19 8 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#19 8 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#19 8 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#19 8 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#26 7 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#26 7 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#26 7 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#26 7 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#26 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#26 7 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#26 7 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#26 7 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#26 7 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#26 7 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#36 6 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#36 6 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#36 6 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#36 6 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#36 6 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#36 6 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#36 6 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#36 6 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#36 6 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#36 6 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#36 6 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#36 6 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#36 6 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#36 6 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#50 5 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#50 5 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#50 5 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#50 5 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#50 5 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#50 5 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#50 5 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#50 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#50 5 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#59 4 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#59 4 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#59 4 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#59 4 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#59 4 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#59 4 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#59 4 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#59 4 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#59 4 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#59 4 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#59 4 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#59 4 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#59 4 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020]
#59 4 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#59 4 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#59 4 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#59 4 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#59 4 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#59 4 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#59 4 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#59 4 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#80 3 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#80 3 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#80 3 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#80 3 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#80 3 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#80 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#80 3 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#80 3 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#80 3 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#80 3 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#80 3 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#80 3 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#80 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#80 3 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#80 3 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#80 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#80 3 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#80 3 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#80 3 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#80 3 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#80 3 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#80 3 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#80 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#80 3 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#80 3 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#80 3 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#80 3 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#80 3 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#80 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#80 3 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#80 3 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#80 3 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#80 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#80 3 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#80 3 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#80 3 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#80 3 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#80 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#80 3 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#119 2 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#119 2 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#119 2 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#119 2 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#119 2 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#119 2 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#119 2 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#119 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#119 2 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#119 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#119 2 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#119 2 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#119 2 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#119 2 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#119 2 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#119 2 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#119 2 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#119 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#119 2 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#119 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#119 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#119 2 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#119 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#119 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#119 2 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#119 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#119 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#119 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#119 2 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#119 2 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#119 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#119 2 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#119 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#119 2 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#119 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#119 2 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#119 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#119 2 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#119 2 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#119 2 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#119 2 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#119 2 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#119 2 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#119 2 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#119 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#164 1 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#164 1 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#164 1 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#164 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#164 1 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#164 1 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#164 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#164 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#164 1 Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]
#164 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#164 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#164 1 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#164 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#164 1 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#164 1 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#164 1 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#164 1 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#164 1 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#164 1 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#164 1 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#164 1 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#164 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#164 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#164 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#164 1 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#164 1 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#164 1 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#164 1 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#164 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#164 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#164 1 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#164 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#164 1 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#164 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#164 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#164 1 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#164 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#164 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#164 1 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#164 1 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#164 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#164 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#164 1 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#164 1 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#164 1 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#164 1 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#164 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#164 1 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#164 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#213 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#213 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#213 0 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#213 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#213 0 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#213 0 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#213 0 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#213 0 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#213 0 Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#213 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#213 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#213 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#213 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#213 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#213 0 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#213 0 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#213 0 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#213 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#213 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#213 0 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#213 0 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#213 0 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#213 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#213 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.