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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2015 that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 10 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#11 5 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#11 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#11 5 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#11 5 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#131 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#131 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#131 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#131 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#131 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#131 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#131 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#131 0 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#131 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#131 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#131 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#131 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#131 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#131 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#131 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#131 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#131 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#131 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#131 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#131 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#131 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#131 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#131 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#131 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#131 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#131 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#131 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#131 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#131 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#131 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#131 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#131 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#131 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#131 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#131 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#15 4 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#15 4 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#15 4 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#15 4 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#15 4 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#15 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#15 4 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#15 4 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#15 4 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#15 4 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#15 4 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#15 4 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#15 4 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#2 9 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#2 9 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#28 3 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#28 3 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#28 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#28 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#28 3 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#28 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#28 3 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#28 3 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#28 3 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#28 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#28 3 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#28 3 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#28 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#28 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#28 3 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#28 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#28 3 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#28 3 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#28 3 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#28 3 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#28 3 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#28 3 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#28 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#28 3 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#28 3 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#28 3 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#4 8 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#5 7 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#5 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#5 7 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#55 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#55 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#55 2 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#55 2 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#55 2 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#55 2 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#55 2 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#55 2 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#55 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#55 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#55 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#55 2 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#55 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#55 2 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#55 2 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#55 2 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#55 2 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#55 2 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#55 2 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#55 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#55 2 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#55 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#55 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#55 2 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#55 2 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#55 2 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#55 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#55 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#55 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#55 2 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#55 2 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#55 2 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#8 6 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#8 6 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#8 6 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#87 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#87 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#87 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#87 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#87 1 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#87 1 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#87 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#87 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#87 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#87 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#87 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#87 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#87 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#87 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#87 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#87 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#87 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#87 1 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#87 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#87 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#87 1 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#87 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#87 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#87 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#87 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#87 1 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#87 1 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#87 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#87 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#87 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#87 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#87 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#87 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#87 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#87 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#87 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#87 1 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#87 1 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#87 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#87 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#87 1 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.