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2015 Report Cards: Serving 10+ Years (House)

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in 2015. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most laws
#1 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#2 3 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#3 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#3 2 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#3 2 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#3 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#3 2 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#3 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#9 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#9 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#9 1 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#9 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#9 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#9 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#9 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#9 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#9 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#9 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#9 1 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#9 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#9 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#9 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#9 1 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#9 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#9 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#9 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#9 1 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#9 1 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#9 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#9 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#9 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#9 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#9 1 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#9 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#9 1 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#9 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#9 1 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#38 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#38 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#38 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#38 0 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#38 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#38 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#38 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#38 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#38 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#38 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#38 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#38 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#38 0 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#38 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#38 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#38 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#38 0 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#38 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#38 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#38 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#38 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#38 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#38 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#38 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#38 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#38 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#38 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#38 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#38 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#38 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#38 0 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#38 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#38 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#38 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#38 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#38 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#38 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#38 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#38 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#38 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#38 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#38 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#38 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#38 0 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#38 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#38 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#38 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#38 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#38 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#38 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#38 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#38 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#38 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#38 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#38 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#38 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#38 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#38 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#38 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#38 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#38 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#38 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#38 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#38 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#38 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#38 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#38 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#38 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#38 0 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#38 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#38 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#38 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#38 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#38 0 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#38 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#38 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#38 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#38 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#38 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#38 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#38 0 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#38 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#38 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#38 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#38 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#38 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#38 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#38 0 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#38 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#38 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#38 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#38 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#38 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#38 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#38 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#38 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#38 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#38 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#38 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#38 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#38 0 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#38 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#38 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#38 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#38 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#38 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#38 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#38 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#38 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#38 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#38 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#38 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#38 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#38 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#38 0 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
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A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

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 2015) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.