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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most committee positions
#1 11 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#2 10 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#2 10 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#4 7 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#5 6 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#5 6 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#5 6 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#5 6 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#5 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#10 5 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#10 5 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#10 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#10 5 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#10 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#10 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#10 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#10 5 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#10 5 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#10 5 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#10 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#10 5 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#10 5 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#10 5 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#10 5 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#10 5 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#10 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#10 5 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#10 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#10 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#10 5 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#10 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#10 5 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#10 5 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#10 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#10 5 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#10 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#10 5 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#10 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#10 5 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#10 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#10 5 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#10 5 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#10 5 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#10 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#10 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#10 5 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#10 5 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#10 5 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#10 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#50 2 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#50 2 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#50 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#50 2 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#50 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#50 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#50 2 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#50 2 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#58 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#58 1 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#58 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#58 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#58 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#58 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#58 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#58 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#58 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#58 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#58 1 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#58 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#58 1 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#58 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#58 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#58 1 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#58 1 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#58 1 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#58 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#58 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#58 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#58 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#58 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#58 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#58 1 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#58 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#58 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#58 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#58 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#58 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#58 1 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#58 1 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#58 1 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#58 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#58 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#58 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#58 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#58 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#58 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#58 1 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#58 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#58 1 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#58 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#58 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#58 1 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#58 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#58 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#58 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#58 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#58 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#58 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#58 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#58 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#58 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#58 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#58 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#58 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#58 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#58 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#58 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#58 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#58 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#58 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#58 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#58 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#58 1 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#58 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#58 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#58 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#58 1 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#58 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#58 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#58 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#58 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#142 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#142 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#142 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#142 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#142 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#142 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#142 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#142 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#142 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#142 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#142 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#142 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#142 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#142 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#142 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#142 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#142 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#142 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#142 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#142 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#142 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#142 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#142 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#142 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#142 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#142 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#142 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#142 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
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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.