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

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.