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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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Ideology Score

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. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most conservative
#1 0.95 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#10 0.83 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#100 0.38 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#101 0.38 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#102 0.38 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#103 0.37 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#104 0.37 Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#105 0.37 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#106 0.37 Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#107 0.37 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#108 0.36 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#109 0.36 Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#11 0.83 Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#110 0.35 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#111 0.35 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#112 0.35 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#113 0.34 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#114 0.34 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#115 0.34 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#116 0.34 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#117 0.34 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#118 0.33 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#119 0.33 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#12 0.83 Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#120 0.33 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#121 0.33 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#122 0.31 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#123 0.31 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#124 0.30 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#125 0.30 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#126 0.30 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#127 0.30 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#128 0.30 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#129 0.29 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#13 0.82 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#130 0.29 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#131 0.29 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#132 0.29 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#133 0.29 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#134 0.28 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#135 0.28 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#136 0.27 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#137 0.27 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#138 0.27 Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014]
#139 0.27 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#14 0.82 Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#140 0.27 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#141 0.27 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#142 0.26 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#143 0.26 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#144 0.26 Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#145 0.26 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#146 0.26 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#147 0.25 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#148 0.25 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#149 0.25 Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#15 0.82 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#150 0.25 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#151 0.24 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#152 0.24 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#153 0.24 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#154 0.24 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#155 0.24 Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#156 0.22 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#157 0.22 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#158 0.22 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#159 0.20 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#16 0.81 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#160 0.19 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#161 0.19 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#162 0.19 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#163 0.18 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#164 0.18 Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#165 0.17 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#166 0.17 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#167 0.17 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#168 0.16 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#169 0.16 Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#17 0.80 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#170 0.11 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#171 0.11 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#172 0.10 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#173 0.10 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#174 0.09 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#175 0.03 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#176 0.00 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#177 0.00 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#18 0.80 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#19 0.80 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#2 0.91 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#20 0.79 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#21 0.79 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#22 0.78 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#23 0.78 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#24 0.78 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#25 0.77 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#26 0.77 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#27 0.77 Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#28 0.76 Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#29 0.76 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#3 0.89 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#30 0.76 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#31 0.76 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#32 0.75 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#33 0.75 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#34 0.74 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#35 0.73 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#36 0.73 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#37 0.73 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#38 0.72 Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#39 0.72 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#4 0.89 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#40 0.72 Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#41 0.72 Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#42 0.71 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#43 0.71 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#44 0.71 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#45 0.71 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#46 0.71 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#47 0.70 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#48 0.70 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#49 0.70 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#5 0.85 Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#50 0.69 Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#51 0.69 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#52 0.69 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#53 0.68 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#54 0.68 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#55 0.67 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#56 0.67 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#57 0.67 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#58 0.66 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#59 0.65 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#6 0.84 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#60 0.65 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#61 0.65 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#62 0.64 Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#63 0.64 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#64 0.64 Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#65 0.63 Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#66 0.63 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#67 0.63 Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#68 0.62 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#69 0.62 Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#7 0.84 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#70 0.62 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#71 0.62 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#72 0.62 Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#73 0.61 Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#74 0.61 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#75 0.61 Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#76 0.59 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#77 0.58 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#78 0.58 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#79 0.57 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#8 0.84 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#80 0.56 Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#81 0.56 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#82 0.54 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#83 0.50 Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015]
#84 0.48 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#85 0.47 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#86 0.46 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#87 0.45 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#88 0.45 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#89 0.44 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#9 0.84 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#90 0.43 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#91 0.42 Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014]
#92 0.42 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#93 0.42 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#94 0.41 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#95 0.39 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#96 0.39 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#97 0.39 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#98 0.38 Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#99 0.38 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 113th Congress is considered, the ideology score 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 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.