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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most conservative
#1 0.98 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#2 0.91 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#3 0.90 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#4 0.90 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#5 0.89 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#6 0.89 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#7 0.88 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#8 0.88 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#9 0.86 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#10 0.85 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#11 0.85 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#12 0.84 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#13 0.84 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#14 0.84 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#15 0.84 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#16 0.83 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#17 0.82 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#18 0.82 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#19 0.79 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#20 0.79 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#21 0.79 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#22 0.78 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#23 0.78 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#24 0.78 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#25 0.77 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#26 0.77 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#27 0.77 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#28 0.76 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#29 0.76 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#30 0.76 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#31 0.76 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#32 0.75 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#33 0.75 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#34 0.75 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#35 0.74 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#36 0.73 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#37 0.73 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#38 0.73 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#39 0.73 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#40 0.73 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#41 0.72 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#42 0.72 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#43 0.72 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#44 0.71 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#45 0.70 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#46 0.70 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#47 0.70 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#48 0.70 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#49 0.70 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#50 0.69 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#51 0.68 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#52 0.68 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#53 0.68 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#54 0.68 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#55 0.68 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#56 0.67 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#57 0.67 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#58 0.67 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#59 0.66 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#60 0.66 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#61 0.66 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#62 0.64 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#63 0.64 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#64 0.64 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#65 0.64 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#66 0.64 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#67 0.64 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#68 0.64 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#69 0.63 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#70 0.63 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#71 0.63 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#72 0.62 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#73 0.62 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#74 0.59 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#75 0.58 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#76 0.58 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#77 0.55 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#78 0.54 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#79 0.53 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#80 0.51 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#81 0.51 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#82 0.48 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#83 0.48 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#84 0.46 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#85 0.45 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#86 0.45 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#87 0.45 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#88 0.43 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#89 0.42 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#90 0.41 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#91 0.41 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#92 0.40 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#93 0.39 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#94 0.39 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#95 0.38 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#96 0.38 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#97 0.38 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#98 0.37 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#99 0.37 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#100 0.37 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#101 0.36 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#102 0.36 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#103 0.36 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#104 0.36 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#105 0.35 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#106 0.35 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#107 0.34 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#108 0.34 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#109 0.34 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#110 0.33 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#111 0.33 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#112 0.33 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#113 0.33 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#114 0.32 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#115 0.32 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#116 0.32 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#117 0.32 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#118 0.32 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#119 0.32 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#120 0.31 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#121 0.31 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#122 0.31 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#123 0.31 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#124 0.30 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#125 0.30 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#126 0.30 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#127 0.30 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#128 0.29 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#129 0.29 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#130 0.28 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#131 0.28 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#132 0.27 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#133 0.27 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#134 0.27 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#135 0.27 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#136 0.27 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#137 0.27 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#138 0.26 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#139 0.26 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#140 0.26 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#141 0.26 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#142 0.25 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#143 0.25 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#144 0.24 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#145 0.23 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#146 0.22 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#147 0.22 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#148 0.22 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#149 0.21 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#150 0.21 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#151 0.21 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#152 0.20 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#153 0.20 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#154 0.18 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#155 0.18 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#156 0.17 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#157 0.16 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#158 0.16 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#159 0.16 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#160 0.16 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#161 0.15 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#162 0.14 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#163 0.13 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#164 0.11 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#165 0.10 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#166 0.09 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#167 0.03 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#168 0.01 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#169 0.00 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2015 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.