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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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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in 2015.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 65 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#2 46 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#3 43 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#4 38 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#4 38 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#6 34 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#7 33 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#8 32 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#8 32 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#10 31 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#11 28 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#11 28 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#11 28 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#11 28 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#15 27 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#15 27 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#17 26 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#17 26 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#17 26 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#17 26 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#21 25 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#21 25 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#23 24 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#23 24 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#25 23 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#26 22 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#26 22 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#28 21 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#28 21 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#28 21 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#28 21 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#32 20 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#32 20 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#32 20 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#32 20 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#36 19 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#37 18 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#37 18 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#37 18 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#40 17 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#40 17 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#40 17 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#40 17 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#40 17 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#40 17 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#40 17 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#47 16 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#47 16 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#47 16 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#47 16 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#47 16 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#52 15 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#52 15 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#52 15 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#52 15 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#52 15 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#52 15 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#52 15 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#52 15 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#60 14 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#60 14 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#60 14 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#60 14 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#60 14 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#60 14 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#60 14 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#60 14 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#60 14 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#60 14 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#70 13 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#70 13 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#70 13 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#70 13 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#70 13 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#75 12 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#75 12 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#75 12 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#75 12 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#75 12 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#75 12 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#75 12 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#75 12 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#75 12 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#75 12 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#75 12 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#86 11 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#86 11 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#86 11 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#86 11 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#86 11 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#86 11 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#86 11 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#93 10 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#93 10 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#93 10 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#93 10 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#93 10 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#93 10 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#93 10 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#93 10 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#93 10 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#93 10 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#93 10 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#104 9 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#104 9 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#104 9 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#104 9 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#104 9 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#104 9 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#104 9 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#104 9 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#104 9 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#104 9 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#104 9 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#104 9 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#104 9 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#117 8 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#117 8 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#119 7 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#119 7 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#119 7 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#119 7 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#119 7 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#119 7 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#119 7 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#126 6 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#126 6 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#126 6 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#126 6 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#126 6 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#126 6 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#126 6 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#133 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#133 5 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#133 5 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#133 5 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#133 5 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#133 5 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#133 5 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#133 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#141 4 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#141 4 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#141 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#141 4 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#141 4 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#141 4 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#141 4 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#141 4 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#141 4 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#141 4 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#141 4 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#141 4 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#153 3 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#153 3 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#153 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#153 3 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#153 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#153 3 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#153 3 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#153 3 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#161 2 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#161 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#161 2 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#161 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#161 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#161 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#161 2 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#168 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#168 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
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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.