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2019 Report Cards
House Democrats / Joining Bipartisan Bills

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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

House Democrats
most often
#1 46.5% Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#2 41.4% Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#3 38.8% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#4 30.9% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#5 29.5% Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#6 26.3% Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#7 24.4% Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#8 23.9% Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#9 23.8% Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#10 22.8% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#11 20.5% Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#12 20.4% Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#13 20.0% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#14 19.9% Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#15 19.8% Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#16 19.7% Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#17 19.1% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#18 18.9% Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#19 18.8% Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#20 18.4% Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#21 18.2% Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#22 17.8% Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#23 17.2% Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#24 17.0% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#25 16.9% Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#26 16.3% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#27 16.2% Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#28 16.1% Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#29 15.8% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#30 15.8% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#31 15.7% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#32 15.7% Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#33 15.7% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#34 15.3% Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#35 15.2% Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#36 14.7% Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#37 14.5% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#38 14.5% Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#39 14.5% Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#40 14.3% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#41 14.2% Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#42 14.1% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#43 14.1% Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#44 13.8% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#45 13.6% Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#46 13.5% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#47 13.2% Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#48 13.1% Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#49 13.0% Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#50 12.7% Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#51 12.7% Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#52 12.6% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#53 12.5% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#54 12.5% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#55 12.4% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#56 12.4% Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#57 12.1% Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#58 12.1% Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#58 12.1% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#60 12.1% Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#61 12.1% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#62 12.0% Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#63 12.0% Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#64 11.9% Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#65 11.8% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#66 11.8% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#67 11.7% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#68 11.7% Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#69 11.7% Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#70 11.7% Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#71 11.6% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#72 11.5% Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#73 11.5% Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#74 11.5% Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#75 11.4% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#76 11.3% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#77 11.3% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#78 11.3% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#79 11.1% Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#80 11.1% Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22]
#81 11.1% Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#82 11.0% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#83 11.0% Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#84 11.0% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#85 11.0% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#86 10.9% Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#87 10.9% Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#88 10.9% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#89 10.9% Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#90 10.8% Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#91 10.8% Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#92 10.8% Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#93 10.8% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#94 10.7% Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#94 10.7% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#96 10.6% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#97 10.6% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#98 10.6% Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10]
#99 10.6% Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#100 10.5% Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#101 10.3% Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#102 10.3% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#103 10.3% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#104 10.3% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#105 10.3% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#106 10.2% Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#107 10.0% Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]
#108 9.9% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#109 9.8% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#110 9.8% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#111 9.6% Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#112 9.5% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#113 9.5% Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#114 9.5% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#115 9.4% Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#116 9.3% Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#117 9.3% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#118 9.2% Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#119 9.2% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#120 9.1% Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#121 9.0% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#122 8.9% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#123 8.9% Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#124 8.8% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#125 8.8% Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#126 8.7% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#127 8.6% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#128 8.6% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#129 8.5% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#130 8.5% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#131 8.4% Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#132 8.4% Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#133 8.3% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#134 8.3% Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#135 8.3% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#136 8.2% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#137 8.2% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#138 8.1% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#139 8.1% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#140 8.0% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#141 8.0% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#142 8.0% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#143 7.8% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#144 7.7% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#145 7.7% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#146 7.7% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#147 7.6% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#148 7.6% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#149 7.6% Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#150 7.6% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#151 7.5% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#152 7.5% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#153 7.5% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#154 7.4% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#155 7.4% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#156 7.4% Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#156 7.4% Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#158 7.3% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#159 7.3% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#160 7.3% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#161 7.3% Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#162 7.3% Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#163 7.3% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#164 7.2% Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#165 7.2% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#166 7.1% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#167 7.0% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#168 7.0% Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#169 7.0% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#170 6.9% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#171 6.9% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#172 6.9% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#173 6.8% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#174 6.8% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#175 6.8% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#176 6.8% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#177 6.7% Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#178 6.7% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#179 6.6% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#180 6.6% Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#181 6.6% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#182 6.6% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#183 6.5% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#184 6.5% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#185 6.5% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#186 6.4% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#187 6.4% Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#188 6.4% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#189 6.3% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#190 6.3% Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#191 6.3% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#192 6.3% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#193 6.3% Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#194 6.3% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#195 6.2% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#196 6.2% Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#197 6.2% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#198 6.1% Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#199 6.1% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#200 6.0% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#201 5.9% Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#202 5.9% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#203 5.8% Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#204 5.8% Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#205 5.8% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#206 5.7% Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#207 5.6% Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#208 5.6% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#209 5.6% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#210 5.6% Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#210 5.6% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#212 5.4% Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#213 5.4% Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#214 5.4% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#215 5.3% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#216 5.3% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#217 5.3% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#218 5.2% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#219 5.1% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#220 5.1% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#221 5.1% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020]
#222 5.1% Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#223 5.0% Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#224 5.0% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#225 5.0% Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#226 4.8% Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#227 4.8% Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#228 4.5% Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#229 4.3% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#230 4.2% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#231 4.1% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#232 4.1% Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#233 4.0% Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#234 3.2% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#235 3.0% Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#236 0.0% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.