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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 bills
#1 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#2 3 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#3 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#3 2 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#3 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#3 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#3 2 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#3 2 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#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]
#9 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#9 1 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#9 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#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. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#9 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#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]
#38 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#38 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#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. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#38 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#38 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#38 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#38 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#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]
#38 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#38 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#38 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#38 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#38 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#38 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#38 0 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#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]
#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]
#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. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#38 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#38 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#38 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#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. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#38 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#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. 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. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#38 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#38 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#38 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#38 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#38 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#38 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#38 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#38 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#38 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#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. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#38 0 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#38 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#38 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#38 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#38 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
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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.

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.