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