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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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Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
best score
#1 0.95 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#2 0.95 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#3 0.95 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#4 0.95 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#5 0.94 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#6 0.90 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#7 0.89 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#8 0.88 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#9 0.88 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#10 0.87 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#11 0.85 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#12 0.84 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#13 0.84 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#14 0.83 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#15 0.83 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#16 0.82 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#17 0.82 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#18 0.81 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#19 0.81 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#20 0.81 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#21 0.81 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#22 0.80 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#23 0.80 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#24 0.80 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#25 0.79 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#26 0.78 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#27 0.77 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#28 0.76 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#29 0.75 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#30 0.75 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#31 0.74 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#32 0.74 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#33 0.73 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#34 0.72 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#35 0.71 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#36 0.71 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#37 0.71 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#38 0.71 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#39 0.70 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#40 0.70 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#41 0.69 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#42 0.69 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#43 0.67 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#44 0.67 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#45 0.67 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#46 0.66 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#47 0.66 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#48 0.66 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#49 0.65 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#50 0.64 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#51 0.64 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#52 0.64 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#53 0.63 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#54 0.63 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#55 0.63 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#56 0.63 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#57 0.63 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#58 0.62 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#59 0.62 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#60 0.62 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#61 0.62 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#62 0.62 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#63 0.61 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#64 0.61 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#65 0.60 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#66 0.59 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#67 0.59 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#68 0.58 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#69 0.58 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#70 0.58 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#71 0.57 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#72 0.57 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#73 0.57 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#74 0.57 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#75 0.56 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#76 0.56 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#77 0.55 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#78 0.55 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#79 0.55 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#80 0.54 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#81 0.54 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#82 0.54 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#83 0.54 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#84 0.54 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#85 0.53 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#86 0.52 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#87 0.52 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#88 0.51 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#89 0.51 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#90 0.51 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#91 0.50 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#92 0.49 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#93 0.49 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#94 0.48 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#95 0.48 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#96 0.47 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#97 0.46 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#98 0.45 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#99 0.45 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#100 0.45 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#101 0.44 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#102 0.44 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#103 0.44 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#104 0.44 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#105 0.44 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#106 0.43 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#107 0.43 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#108 0.43 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#109 0.43 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#110 0.43 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#111 0.43 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#112 0.42 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#113 0.42 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#114 0.41 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#115 0.41 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#116 0.40 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#117 0.39 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#118 0.39 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#119 0.38 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#120 0.37 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#121 0.37 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#122 0.37 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#123 0.36 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#124 0.36 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#125 0.35 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#126 0.35 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#127 0.35 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#128 0.35 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#129 0.35 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#130 0.35 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#131 0.34 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#132 0.34 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#133 0.32 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#134 0.32 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#135 0.32 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#136 0.31 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#137 0.30 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#138 0.30 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#139 0.29 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#140 0.29 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#141 0.28 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#142 0.26 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#143 0.26 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#144 0.25 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#145 0.23 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#146 0.22 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#147 0.22 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#148 0.22 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#149 0.21 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#150 0.21 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#151 0.19 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#152 0.19 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#153 0.17 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#154 0.16 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#155 0.15 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#156 0.13 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#157 0.12 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#158 0.12 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#159 0.09 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#160 0.08 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#161 0.05 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#162 0.04 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#163 0.02 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#164 0.01 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#165 0.00 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#166 0.00 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#167 0.00 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#168 0.00 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#169 0.00 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
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For more, see our methodology. A leadership score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, 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 leadership scores 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.