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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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Missed Votes

The percentage of votes each legislator missed in 2015.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most absent
#1 24.1% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#10 11.6% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#101 1.7% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#102 1.7% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#102 1.7% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#102 1.7% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#102 1.7% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#102 1.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#107 1.6% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#107 1.6% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#107 1.6% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#107 1.6% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#107 1.6% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#11 10.5% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#112 1.4% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#113 1.4% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#113 1.4% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#113 1.4% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#116 1.3% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#116 1.3% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#118 1.1% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#118 1.1% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#12 10.4% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#120 1.0% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#121 1.0% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#121 1.0% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#121 1.0% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#121 1.0% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#121 1.0% Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#121 1.0% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#121 1.0% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#128 0.9% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#128 0.9% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#128 0.9% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#128 0.9% Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#128 0.9% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#13 8.9% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#133 0.7% Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#133 0.7% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#133 0.7% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#133 0.7% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#133 0.7% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#138 0.6% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#138 0.6% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#138 0.6% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#138 0.6% Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#138 0.6% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#138 0.6% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#138 0.6% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#138 0.6% Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#14 8.6% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#146 0.4% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#147 0.3% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#147 0.3% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#147 0.3% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#147 0.3% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#147 0.3% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#147 0.3% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#15 8.0% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#153 0.1% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#153 0.1% Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#153 0.1% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#156 0.0% Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#156 0.0% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#156 0.0% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#156 0.0% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#156 0.0% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#156 0.0% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#156 0.0% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#156 0.0% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#156 0.0% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#156 0.0% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#156 0.0% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#16 7.8% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#17 7.7% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#18 7.5% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#19 7.2% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#2 20.3% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#20 7.2% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#21 7.1% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#22 6.7% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#22 6.7% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#24 6.7% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#25 6.4% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#26 6.3% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#27 6.1% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#27 6.1% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#29 6.0% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#29 6.0% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#3 18.8% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#31 5.7% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#32 5.3% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#32 5.3% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#34 5.1% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#34 5.1% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#36 5.0% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#37 4.9% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#38 4.8% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#38 4.8% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#4 17.2% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#40 4.7% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#40 4.7% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#40 4.7% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#43 4.5% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#43 4.5% Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#43 4.5% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#43 4.5% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#47 4.3% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#47 4.3% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#49 4.1% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#49 4.1% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#5 15.6% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#51 4.0% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#52 3.8% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#52 3.8% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#54 3.7% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#55 3.6% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#56 3.4% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#56 3.4% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#58 3.3% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#59 3.1% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#59 3.1% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#59 3.1% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#59 3.1% Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#59 3.1% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#6 15.3% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#64 3.0% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#64 3.0% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#66 2.8% Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#66 2.8% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#66 2.8% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#66 2.8% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#7 12.2% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#70 2.7% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#71 2.7% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#71 2.7% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#73 2.6% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#74 2.6% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#75 2.6% Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#75 2.6% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#75 2.6% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#75 2.6% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#79 2.4% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#79 2.4% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#79 2.4% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#79 2.4% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#8 12.1% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#83 2.3% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#83 2.3% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#83 2.3% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#83 2.3% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#87 2.1% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#88 2.1% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#88 2.1% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#88 2.1% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#88 2.1% Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#88 2.1% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#9 11.8% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#93 2.0% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#93 2.0% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#93 2.0% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#96 1.8% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#96 1.8% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#96 1.8% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#96 1.8% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#96 1.8% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
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The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.

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.