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