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Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Connecticut's 3rd District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 1991 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover DeLauro’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

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 bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 21 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.R. 7: Paycheck Fairness Act; H.R. 1185: FAMILY Act; H.R. 1371: Flu Vaccine Act; H.R. 1782: American Apprenticeship Act; H.R. 1784: Healthy Families Act; H.R. 2065: Affordable Loans for Any Student ...; H.R. 2758: Diversifying Emergency Benchmarks for the ...; H.R. 2867: Ethan’s Law; H.R. 3649: Treatment Family Care Services Act; H.R. 3712: Wage Theft Prevention and Wage ...; H.R. 3802: American Business for American Companies ...; H.R. 3903: Child Care Flex Spending Act ...; H.R. 3942: Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes ...; H.R. 4106: Responsibility in Drug Advertising Act ...; H.R. 4755: Safe Food Act of 2019; H.R. 5415: Expanded Food Safety Investigation Act ...; H.R. 6150: Paid Sick Days for Public ...; H.R. 6442: Providing Americans Insured Days of ...; H.R. 6812: Emergency Limitation Periods Extensions for ...; H.R. 8213: Layoff Prevention Act of 2020; H.R. 8375: Worker Flexibility and Small Business ...

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

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


 

Got the 10th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

DeLauro’s bills and resolutions had 1,707 cosponsors in the 116th 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 (95th percentile); House Democrats (96th percentile); All Representatives (98th percentile).


 

Ranked the 12th top leader compared to All Representatives

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 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from DeLauro’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (94th percentile); House Democrats (95th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 22nd most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 3 others)

14 of DeLauro’s bills and resolutions in the 116th 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. 1143: Recognizing September 2020 as National ...; H.R. 7: Paycheck Fairness Act; H.R. 658: National Infrastructure Development Bank Act ...; H.R. 1185: FAMILY Act; H.R. 1784: Healthy Families Act; H.R. 2452: Medicare for America Act of ...; H.R. 2867: Ethan’s Law; H.R. 3712: Wage Theft Prevention and Wage ...; H.R. 3942: Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes ...; H.R. 5004: Schedules That Work Act; H.R. 5349: Protect SNAP Act; H.R. 6150: Paid Sick Days for Public ...; H.R. 7027: Child Care Is Essential Act; H.R. 8374: Expanding Representation at HHS Act ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); House Democrats (91st percentile); All Representatives (94th percentile).


 

Introduced the 30th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

DeLauro introduced 51 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); House Democrats (88th percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 47th least often compared to All Representatives

Of the 444 bills that DeLauro cosponsored, 6% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (12th percentile); House Democrats (19th percentile); All Representatives (11th percentile).

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


 

Held the 57th most committee positions compared to All Representatives (tied with 20 others)

DeLauro held a leadership position on 0 committees and 2 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View DeLauro’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (71st percentile); House Democrats (79th percentile); All Representatives (82nd percentile).


 

Ranked 71st most politically left 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 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from DeLauro’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Democrats (30th percentile); All Representatives (16th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 76th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 11 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 17 of DeLauro’s 51 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party DeLauro caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (77th percentile); House Democrats (69th percentile); All Representatives (80th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Laws Enacted

DeLauro introduced 2 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 2740: Labor, Health and Human Services, ...; H.R. 7614: Departments of Labor, Health and ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (63rd percentile); House Democrats (57th percentile); All Representatives (67th 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 5 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 7: Paycheck Fairness Act; H.R. 2740: Labor, Health and Human Services, ...; H.R. 3942: Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes ...; H.R. 7027: Child Care Is Essential Act; H.R. 7614: Departments of Labor, Health and ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (66th percentile); House Democrats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

DeLauro cosponsored 444 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 (62nd percentile); House Democrats (35th percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

DeLauro missed 3.0% of votes (29 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View DeLauro’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (62nd percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


Additional Notes

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 116th Congress) 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.