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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2015 that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 16 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#2 14 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#3 12 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#3 12 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#3 12 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#6 10 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#6 10 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#6 10 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#9 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#9 9 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#11 8 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#11 8 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#13 7 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#13 7 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#13 7 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#13 7 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#13 7 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#18 6 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#18 6 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#18 6 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#18 6 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#18 6 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#18 6 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#24 5 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#24 5 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#24 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#24 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#24 5 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#24 5 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#24 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#24 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#24 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#33 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#33 4 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#33 4 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#33 4 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#33 4 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#33 4 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#33 4 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#33 4 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#33 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#33 4 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#33 4 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#33 4 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#33 4 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#33 4 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#33 4 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#33 4 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#33 4 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#33 4 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#33 4 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#33 4 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#33 4 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#54 3 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#54 3 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#54 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#54 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#54 3 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#54 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#54 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#54 3 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#54 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#54 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#54 3 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#54 3 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#54 3 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#54 3 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#54 3 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#54 3 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#54 3 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#54 3 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#54 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#54 3 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#54 3 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#54 3 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#54 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#54 3 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#78 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#78 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#78 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#78 2 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#78 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#78 2 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#78 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#78 2 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#78 2 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#78 2 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#78 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#78 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#78 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#78 2 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#78 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#78 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#78 2 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#78 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#78 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#78 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#78 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#78 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#78 2 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#78 2 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#78 2 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#78 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#78 2 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#78 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#78 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#78 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#78 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#109 1 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#109 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#109 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#109 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#109 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#109 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#109 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#109 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#109 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#109 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#109 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#109 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#109 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#109 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#109 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#109 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#109 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#109 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#109 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#109 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#109 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#109 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#109 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#109 1 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#109 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#109 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#109 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#109 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#109 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#138 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#138 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#138 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#138 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#138 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#138 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#138 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#138 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#138 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#138 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#138 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#138 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#138 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#138 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#138 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#138 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#138 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#138 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#138 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#138 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#138 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#138 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#138 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#138 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#138 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#138 0 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#138 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#138 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#138 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
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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.