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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 Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2015 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
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#1 12 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#1 12 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#11 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#11 5 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#11 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#11 5 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#15 4 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#15 4 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#15 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#15 4 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#15 4 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#20 3 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#20 3 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#20 3 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#20 3 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#20 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#20 3 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#20 3 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#27 2 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#27 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#27 2 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#27 2 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#27 2 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#27 2 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#27 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#27 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#27 2 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#27 2 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#27 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#27 2 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#27 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#27 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#27 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#27 2 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#27 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#27 2 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#27 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#27 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#27 2 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#27 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#3 11 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#4 9 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#49 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#49 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#49 1 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#49 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#49 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#49 1 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#49 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#49 1 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#49 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#49 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#49 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#49 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#49 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#49 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#49 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#49 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#49 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#49 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#49 1 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#49 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#49 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#49 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#49 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#49 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#49 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#49 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#49 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#49 1 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#49 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#49 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#49 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#49 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#49 1 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#49 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#49 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#49 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#49 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#49 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#49 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#49 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#5 8 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#5 8 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#5 8 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#8 7 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#8 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#8 7 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#94 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#94 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#94 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#94 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#94 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#94 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#94 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#94 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#94 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#94 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#94 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#94 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#94 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#94 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#94 0 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#94 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#94 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#94 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#94 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#94 0 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#94 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#94 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#94 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#94 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#94 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#94 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#94 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#94 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#94 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#94 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#94 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#94 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#94 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#94 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#94 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#94 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#94 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#94 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#94 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#94 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#94 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#94 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#94 0 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#94 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#94 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#94 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#94 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#94 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#94 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#94 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#94 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#94 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#94 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#94 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#94 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#94 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#94 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#94 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#94 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#94 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#94 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#94 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#94 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#94 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#94 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#94 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#94 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
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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.

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.