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2019 Report Cards
House Democrats / Leadership Score

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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

House Democrats
top leader
#1 1.00 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#2 0.99 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#3 0.98 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#4 0.98 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#5 0.98 Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22]
#6 0.97 Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#7 0.97 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#8 0.97 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#9 0.96 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#10 0.95 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#11 0.95 Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#12 0.94 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#13 0.94 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#14 0.94 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#15 0.93 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#16 0.93 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#17 0.91 Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10]
#18 0.91 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#19 0.90 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#20 0.90 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#21 0.90 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#22 0.89 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#23 0.88 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#24 0.88 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#25 0.88 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#26 0.87 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#27 0.87 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#28 0.86 Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]
#29 0.86 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#30 0.86 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#31 0.85 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#32 0.85 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#33 0.84 Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#34 0.84 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#35 0.84 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#36 0.84 Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#37 0.84 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#38 0.84 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#39 0.83 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#40 0.83 Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#41 0.83 Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#42 0.83 Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#43 0.82 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#44 0.82 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#45 0.81 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#46 0.81 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#47 0.81 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#48 0.81 Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#49 0.81 Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]
#50 0.81 Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#51 0.81 Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
#52 0.80 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#53 0.80 Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#54 0.80 Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#55 0.80 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#56 0.80 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#57 0.80 Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#58 0.79 Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]
#59 0.79 Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#60 0.79 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#61 0.79 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#62 0.79 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#63 0.78 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#64 0.78 Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]
#65 0.78 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#66 0.78 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#67 0.78 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#68 0.78 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#69 0.78 Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]
#70 0.77 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020]
#71 0.77 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#72 0.77 Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]
#73 0.77 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#74 0.77 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#75 0.77 Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14]
#76 0.76 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#77 0.76 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#78 0.76 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#79 0.76 Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24]
#80 0.75 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#81 0.75 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#82 0.75 Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]
#83 0.75 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#84 0.74 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#85 0.74 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#86 0.74 Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#87 0.74 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#88 0.74 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#89 0.74 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#90 0.73 Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8]
#91 0.73 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#92 0.72 Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6]
#93 0.72 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#94 0.71 Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#95 0.71 Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
#96 0.71 Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#97 0.71 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#98 0.70 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#99 0.70 Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]
#100 0.70 Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]
#101 0.70 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#102 0.69 Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]
#103 0.69 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#104 0.69 Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY13]
#105 0.68 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12]
#106 0.68 Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#107 0.68 Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY19]
#108 0.68 Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]
#109 0.68 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#110 0.67 Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]
#111 0.67 Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI9]
#112 0.67 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#113 0.66 Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#114 0.66 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#115 0.66 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#116 0.66 Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2]
#117 0.66 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#118 0.66 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#119 0.66 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#120 0.65 Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#121 0.65 Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#122 0.65 Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]
#123 0.64 Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21]
#124 0.64 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#125 0.63 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#126 0.63 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#127 0.63 Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3]
#128 0.63 Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#129 0.62 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#130 0.62 Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]
#131 0.61 Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2]
#132 0.61 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#133 0.61 Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13]
#134 0.61 Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA7]
#135 0.61 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]
#136 0.60 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#137 0.60 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#138 0.60 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#139 0.60 Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA6]
#140 0.59 Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25]
#141 0.58 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#142 0.58 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#143 0.58 Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX32]
#144 0.58 Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#145 0.57 Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#146 0.57 Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
#147 0.57 Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#148 0.56 Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#149 0.56 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#150 0.56 Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]
#151 0.55 Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]
#152 0.55 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY14]
#153 0.55 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#154 0.55 Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
#155 0.54 Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48]
#156 0.54 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#157 0.52 Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]
#158 0.52 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#159 0.51 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#160 0.51 Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5]
#161 0.51 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#162 0.51 Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
#163 0.51 Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2]
#164 0.50 Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#165 0.50 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#166 0.50 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#167 0.49 Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14]
#168 0.48 Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6]
#169 0.48 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#170 0.47 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#171 0.47 Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11]
#172 0.47 Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8]
#173 0.46 Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
#174 0.46 Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]
#175 0.46 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#176 0.46 Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]
#177 0.46 Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]
#178 0.45 Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]
#179 0.45 Rep. Max Rose [D-NY11]
#180 0.45 Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]
#181 0.45 Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1]
#182 0.45 Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]
#183 0.44 Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU0]
#184 0.44 Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6]
#185 0.44 Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2]
#186 0.43 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#187 0.43 Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC1]
#188 0.42 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]
#189 0.41 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#190 0.41 Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]
#191 0.40 Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7]
#192 0.40 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]
#193 0.39 Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]
#194 0.39 Rep. David Trone [D-MD6]
#195 0.38 Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49]
#196 0.38 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7]
#197 0.38 Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29]
#198 0.37 Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]
#199 0.37 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#200 0.36 Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA4]
#201 0.35 Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI0]
#202 0.35 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#203 0.35 Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ3]
#204 0.35 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#205 0.34 Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]
#206 0.33 Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16]
#207 0.33 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#208 0.33 Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11]
#209 0.33 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#210 0.33 Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22]
#211 0.31 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#212 0.31 Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5]
#213 0.31 Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI13]
#214 0.31 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#215 0.31 Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]
#216 0.29 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#217 0.29 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#218 0.29 Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26]
#219 0.28 Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9]
#220 0.27 Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]
#221 0.26 Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]
#222 0.26 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#223 0.24 Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT4]
#224 0.23 Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#225 0.22 Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]
#226 0.22 Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2]
#227 0.20 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#228 0.19 Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]
#229 0.18 Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#230 0.17 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#231 0.14 Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS3]
#232 0.13 Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3]
#233 0.13 Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]
#234 0.11 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#235 0.01 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#236 0.01 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2019 is considered, the leadership scores here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.