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