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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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Missed Votes

The percentage of votes each legislator missed in the 113th Congress.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most absent
#1 58.0% Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#2 41.2% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#3 34.6% Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#4 17.5% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#5 15.9% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#6 14.5% Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#7 14.0% Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#8 13.0% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#9 12.9% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#10 12.2% Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#11 12.0% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#12 11.0% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#13 10.7% Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#14 10.1% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#15 9.9% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#16 9.7% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#17 9.5% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#18 9.3% Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#19 9.1% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#19 9.1% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#21 8.7% Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#22 8.2% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#22 8.2% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#24 7.9% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#25 7.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#26 7.6% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#27 7.5% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#28 7.4% Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#29 7.2% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#30 7.0% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#30 7.0% Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#32 6.9% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#32 6.9% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#34 6.7% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#35 6.6% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#36 6.5% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#37 6.4% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#37 6.4% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#39 6.2% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#40 6.1% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#40 6.1% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#40 6.1% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#43 6.1% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#44 6.0% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#45 5.9% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#45 5.9% Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#47 5.7% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#47 5.7% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#47 5.7% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#47 5.7% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#51 5.6% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#51 5.6% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#53 5.6% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#54 5.5% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#55 5.4% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#56 5.3% Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#57 5.2% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#58 5.1% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#59 5.1% Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#60 4.9% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#61 4.9% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#62 4.7% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#63 4.7% Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#64 4.6% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#65 4.5% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#65 4.5% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#67 4.4% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#67 4.4% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#69 4.3% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#69 4.3% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#69 4.3% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#69 4.3% Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#73 4.2% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#73 4.2% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#73 4.2% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#76 4.2% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#77 3.8% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#78 3.7% Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#79 3.7% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#80 3.5% Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#80 3.5% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#82 3.3% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#82 3.3% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#82 3.3% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#82 3.3% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#82 3.3% Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#87 3.2% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#88 3.1% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#88 3.1% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#90 2.9% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#90 2.9% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#90 2.9% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#93 2.8% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#93 2.8% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#95 2.7% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#96 2.7% Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#96 2.7% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#96 2.7% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#99 2.6% Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#99 2.6% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#99 2.6% Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#99 2.6% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#99 2.6% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#104 2.5% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#104 2.5% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#104 2.5% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#107 2.4% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#107 2.4% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#109 2.3% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#110 2.2% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#111 2.2% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#111 2.2% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#111 2.2% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#114 2.1% Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#114 2.1% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#116 2.0% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#117 2.0% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#117 2.0% Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#117 2.0% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#117 2.0% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#117 2.0% Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#122 1.8% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#123 1.7% Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#123 1.7% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#123 1.7% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#123 1.7% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#123 1.7% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#128 1.7% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#128 1.7% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#128 1.7% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#131 1.5% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#131 1.5% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#131 1.5% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#134 1.4% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#135 1.4% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#135 1.4% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#135 1.4% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#135 1.4% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#139 1.2% Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#139 1.2% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#139 1.2% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#142 1.2% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#142 1.2% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#142 1.2% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#142 1.2% Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#142 1.2% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#147 1.1% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#147 1.1% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#147 1.1% Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#150 1.0% Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#150 1.0% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#152 0.9% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#152 0.9% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#152 0.9% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#155 0.8% Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#155 0.8% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#155 0.8% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#155 0.8% Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#159 0.7% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#160 0.7% Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#161 0.5% Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#161 0.5% Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#161 0.5% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#164 0.4% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#165 0.3% Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#165 0.3% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#165 0.3% Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#168 0.2% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#168 0.2% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#168 0.2% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#171 0.1% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#171 0.1% Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
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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.

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.