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2014 Report Cards: Serving 10+ Years (House)

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015), as of Jan 12, 2015.

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Writing 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 introduced by each legislator in the 113th Congress which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
highest % of bills
#1 85.7% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#2 84.2% Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#3 83.3% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#4 76.9% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#5 76.2% Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#6 73.3% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#7 68.8% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#8 67.7% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#9 66.7% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#10 63.6% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#11 63.4% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#12 62.5% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#12 62.5% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#14 61.9% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#15 60.7% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#16 60.0% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#17 58.8% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#18 58.6% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#19 58.3% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#20 57.9% Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#21 55.6% Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#22 54.5% Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#22 54.5% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#24 53.6% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#25 53.2% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#26 52.6% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#27 52.4% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#28 52.2% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#29 50.0% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#29 50.0% Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#29 50.0% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#29 50.0% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#29 50.0% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#34 48.4% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#35 47.8% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#36 46.2% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#37 45.5% Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#38 44.4% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#39 42.9% Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#40 41.7% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#40 41.7% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#40 41.7% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#43 40.0% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#43 40.0% Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#45 38.8% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#46 38.5% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#47 38.1% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#47 38.1% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#49 37.5% Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#49 37.5% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#51 36.8% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#51 36.8% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#53 36.5% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#54 36.4% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#54 36.4% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#54 36.4% Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#54 36.4% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#58 35.3% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#58 35.3% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#60 35.0% Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#61 34.8% Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#62 33.3% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#62 33.3% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#62 33.3% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#62 33.3% Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#62 33.3% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#67 32.1% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#68 31.7% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#69 31.6% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#70 31.3% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#71 29.6% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#72 29.4% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#72 29.4% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#74 28.6% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#74 28.6% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#76 28.0% Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#77 27.8% Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#78 27.3% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#78 27.3% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#78 27.3% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#81 26.9% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#81 26.9% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#81 26.9% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#84 26.3% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#85 25.0% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#85 25.0% Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#87 24.4% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#88 23.5% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#89 23.1% Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#90 22.7% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#91 20.7% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#92 20.0% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#92 20.0% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#92 20.0% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#92 20.0% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#96 18.9% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#97 18.8% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#98 18.5% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#99 16.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#99 16.7% Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#99 16.7% Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#99 16.7% Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#103 16.0% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#104 15.8% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#105 15.4% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#106 14.3% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#107 13.8% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#108 13.3% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#109 12.9% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#110 12.5% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#111 11.8% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#112 10.4% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#113 7.9% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#114 7.7% Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#115 7.1% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#116 6.7% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#117 5.6% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#118 5.3% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#119 5.2% Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#120 0.0% Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#120 0.0% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
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Only Members of Congress who sponsored 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 the 113th Congress) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.