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Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s 2018 Report Card

Representative from Connecticut's 3rd District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 1991 – Jan 3, 2021


These statistics cover DeLauro’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this 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 DeLauro’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what 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.

 

Got the 3rd most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

DeLauro’s bills and resolutions had 1,338 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (99th percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 2 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 12 of DeLauro’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.Res. 482: Expressing support for the designation ...; H.Res. 1095: Expressing support for the designation ...; H.R. 1516: Healthy Families Act; H.R. 1674: Long Island Sound Restoration and ...; H.R. 1869: Paycheck Fairness Act; H.R. 3467: Wage Theft Prevention and Wage ...; H.R. 3468: Layoff Prevention Act of 2017; H.R. 4083: American Apprenticeship Act; H.R. 4122: Breast Density and Mammography Reporting ...; H.R. 4152: Fair Employment Protection Act of ...; H.R. 5092: Flu Vaccine Act; H.R. 7053: DEBRIS Act

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); House Democrats (98th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Introduced the 8th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

DeLauro introduced 52 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (97th percentile); House Democrats (96th percentile); All Representatives (98th percentile).


 

Ranked the 12th top leader compared to House Democrats

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

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from DeLauro’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (83rd percentile); House Democrats (94th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 17th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 6 others)

11 of DeLauro’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 75: Expressing the sense of the ...; H.Res. 927: Condemning the Trump administration’s zero ...; H.R. 547: National Infrastructure Development Bank Act ...; H.R. 821: Child Tax Credit Improvement Act; H.R. 947: FAMILY Act; H.R. 1516: Healthy Families Act; H.R. 1869: Paycheck Fairness Act; H.R. 2932: Foreign Investment and Economic Security ...; H.R. 2942: Schedules That Work Act; H.R. 3467: Wage Theft Prevention and Wage ...; H.R. 4152: Fair Employment Protection Act of ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (91st percentile); House Democrats (95th percentile); All Representatives (95th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 35th least often compared to House Democrats

Of the 409 bills that DeLauro cosponsored, 20% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (41st percentile); House Democrats (17th percentile); All Representatives (50th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Ranked 38th most liberal compared to All Representatives

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from DeLauro’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (11th percentile); House Democrats (18th percentile); All Representatives (8th percentile).


 

Was 79th most absent in votes compared to All Representatives (tied with 5 others)

DeLauro missed 6.7% of votes (81 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View DeLauro’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (75th percentile); All Representatives (81st percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Cosponsored the 103rd most bills compared to All Representatives

DeLauro cosponsored 409 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (72nd percentile); House Democrats (51st percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

DeLauro introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. DeLauro introduced 0 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 10 of DeLauro’s 52 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party DeLauro caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (67th percentile); House Democrats (68th percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

DeLauro held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View DeLauro’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Democrats (41st percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether DeLauro supported any of 32 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave DeLauro 2 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

DeLauro cosponsored H.R. 4396: ME TOO Congress Act; H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (45th percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (43rd percentile).


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 the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.