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2019 Report Cards
House Democrats / 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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Cosponsors

The total number of cosponsors joining the bills written by each legislator in 2019.

House Democrats
most cosponsors
#1 1616 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#2 1572 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#3 1489 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#4 1478 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#5 1326 Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22]
#6 1325 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#7 1322 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#8 1282 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#9 1244 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#10 1243 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#11 1212 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#12 1187 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#13 1120 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#14 1114 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#15 1102 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#16 1051 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#17 1016 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#18 951 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#19 931 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#20 922 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#21 901 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#22 877 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#23 841 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#24 813 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#25 810 Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10]
#26 765 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#27 740 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#28 735 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#29 732 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#30 720 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#31 714 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#32 712 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#33 711 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#34 693 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#35 676 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#36 675 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#37 659 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#38 640 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#39 638 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#40 631 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#41 626 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#42 621 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#43 612 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#44 609 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#45 606 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#46 599 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#47 596 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#48 588 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#48 588 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#50 579 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#51 570 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#52 560 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#53 551 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#54 545 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#55 539 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#56 536 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#57 534 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#58 532 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#59 525 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#60 517 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#61 516 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#61 516 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#61 516 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#64 515 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#65 508 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#66 507 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#67 503 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020]
#68 500 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#69 495 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#70 494 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#71 488 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#72 473 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#73 467 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#74 465 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#75 452 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#76 451 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#76 451 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#78 446 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#79 440 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#80 429 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#81 417 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#82 414 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#83 412 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#84 410 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#85 409 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#86 408 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#87 404 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#88 401 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#88 401 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#90 400 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#91 389 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#92 388 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#93 386 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#94 384 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#95 378 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#96 376 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#97 372 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#97 372 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#99 365 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#100 364 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#101 360 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#102 358 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#103 356 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#104 355 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#105 345 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#106 341 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#106 341 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#108 338 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#109 333 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#110 332 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#111 326 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#112 323 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#113 321 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#114 315 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#115 311 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#116 300 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#117 294 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#118 291 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#119 288 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#120 286 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#121 282 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#122 277 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#123 276 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#124 268 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#125 260 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#126 258 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#127 256 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#128 253 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#129 252 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#130 251 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#131 243 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#132 241 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#133 235 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#134 233 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#135 229 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#135 229 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#137 227 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#138 226 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#139 211 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#139 211 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#141 210 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#142 204 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#143 198 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#144 196 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#145 195 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#146 192 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#147 188 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#148 187 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#149 186 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#150 182 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#151 176 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#152 175 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#153 173 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#154 172 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#155 171 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#155 171 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#157 170 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#158 168 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#159 167 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#160 161 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#161 160 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#161 160 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#161 160 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#161 160 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#165 157 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#166 152 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#167 149 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#168 147 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#169 145 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#170 142 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#171 138 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#172 136 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#173 132 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#174 127 Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#175 126 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#176 124 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#177 121 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#178 118 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#179 117 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#180 116 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#180 116 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#182 115 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#183 114 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#183 114 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#183 114 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#186 113 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#186 113 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#188 111 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#189 110 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#190 109 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#191 106 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#192 104 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#193 101 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#194 99 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#195 92 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#195 92 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#197 88 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#198 86 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#199 85 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#199 85 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#201 83 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#202 76 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#203 75 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#204 72 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#205 70 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#206 69 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#207 68 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#208 66 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#209 65 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#210 64 Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]
#210 64 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#212 62 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#213 60 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#214 59 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#215 56 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#216 55 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#217 54 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#217 54 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#219 50 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#220 48 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#221 45 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#222 44 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#223 41 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#223 41 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#223 41 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#226 38 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#227 34 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#228 32 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#229 30 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#230 27 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#231 26 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#232 24 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#233 20 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#234 15 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#235 2 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#236 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.