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2019 Report Cards
House Democrats / Committee Positions

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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

House Democrats
most committee positions
#1 8 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#2 6 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#2 6 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#2 6 Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#2 6 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#2 6 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#2 6 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#2 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#9 5 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#9 5 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#9 5 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#9 5 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#9 5 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#9 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#9 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#9 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#9 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#9 5 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#9 5 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#9 5 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#9 5 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#9 5 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#9 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#9 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#9 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#9 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#9 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#9 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#9 5 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#9 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#9 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#9 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#9 5 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#34 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#35 2 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#35 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#35 2 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#35 2 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#35 2 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#35 2 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#35 2 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#35 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#35 2 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#35 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#35 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#35 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#35 2 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#35 2 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#49 1 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#49 1 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#49 1 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#49 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#49 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#49 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#49 1 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#49 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#49 1 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#49 1 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#49 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#49 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#49 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#49 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#49 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#49 1 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#49 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#49 1 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#49 1 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#49 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#49 1 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#49 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#49 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#49 1 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#49 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#49 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#49 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#49 1 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#49 1 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#49 1 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#49 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#49 1 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#49 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#49 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#49 1 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#49 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#49 1 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#49 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#49 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#49 1 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#49 1 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#49 1 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#49 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#49 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#49 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#49 1 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#49 1 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#49 1 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#49 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#49 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#49 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#49 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#49 1 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#49 1 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#49 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#49 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#49 1 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#49 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#49 1 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#49 1 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#49 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#49 1 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#49 1 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#49 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#49 1 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#49 1 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#49 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#49 1 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#49 1 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#49 1 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#49 1 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#49 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#49 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#49 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#49 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#49 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#49 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#49 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#49 1 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#49 1 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#49 1 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#49 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#49 1 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#49 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#49 1 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#49 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#49 1 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#49 1 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#49 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#49 1 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#49 1 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#49 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#49 1 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#143 0 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#143 0 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#143 0 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#143 0 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#143 0 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#143 0 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#143 0 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#143 0 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#143 0 Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]
#143 0 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#143 0 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#143 0 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#143 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#143 0 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#143 0 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#143 0 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#143 0 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#143 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#143 0 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#143 0 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#143 0 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#143 0 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#143 0 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#143 0 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#143 0 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#143 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#143 0 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#143 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#143 0 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#143 0 Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#143 0 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#143 0 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#143 0 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#143 0 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#143 0 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#143 0 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#143 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#143 0 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#143 0 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#143 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#143 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#143 0 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#143 0 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#143 0 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#143 0 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#143 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#143 0 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#143 0 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#143 0 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#143 0 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#143 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#143 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#143 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#143 0 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#143 0 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#143 0 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#143 0 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#143 0 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#143 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#143 0 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#143 0 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#143 0 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#143 0 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#143 0 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#143 0 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#143 0 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#143 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#143 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#143 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#143 0 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#143 0 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#143 0 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#143 0 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#143 0 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#143 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#143 0 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#143 0 Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#143 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#143 0 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#143 0 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#143 0 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#143 0 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#143 0 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#143 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#143 0 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#143 0 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#143 0 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#143 0 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#143 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#143 0 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#143 0 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#143 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#143 0 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#143 0 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
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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.