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