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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]
#2 20.3% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#3 18.8% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#4 17.2% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#5 15.6% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#6 15.3% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#7 12.2% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#8 12.1% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#9 11.8% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#10 11.6% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#11 10.5% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#12 10.4% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#13 8.9% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#14 8.6% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#15 8.0% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#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]
#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. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#29 6.0% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#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]
#40 4.7% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#40 4.7% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#40 4.7% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#43 4.5% Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#43 4.5% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#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. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#49 4.1% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#51 4.0% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#52 3.8% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#52 3.8% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#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. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#59 3.1% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#59 3.1% Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#59 3.1% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#59 3.1% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#64 3.0% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#64 3.0% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#66 2.8% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#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]
#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. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#75 2.6% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#75 2.6% Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#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]
#83 2.3% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#83 2.3% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#83 2.3% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#83 2.3% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#87 2.1% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#88 2.1% Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#88 2.1% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#88 2.1% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#88 2.1% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#88 2.1% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#93 2.0% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#93 2.0% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#93 2.0% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#96 1.8% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#96 1.8% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#96 1.8% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#96 1.8% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#96 1.8% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#101 1.7% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#102 1.7% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#102 1.7% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#102 1.7% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#102 1.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#102 1.7% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#107 1.6% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#107 1.6% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#107 1.6% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#107 1.6% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#107 1.6% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#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]
#120 1.0% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#121 1.0% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#121 1.0% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#121 1.0% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#121 1.0% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#121 1.0% Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#121 1.0% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#121 1.0% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#128 0.9% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#128 0.9% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#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]
#133 0.7% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#133 0.7% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#133 0.7% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#133 0.7% Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#133 0.7% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#138 0.6% Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#138 0.6% Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#138 0.6% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#138 0.6% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#138 0.6% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#138 0.6% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#138 0.6% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#138 0.6% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#146 0.4% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#147 0.3% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#147 0.3% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#147 0.3% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#147 0.3% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#147 0.3% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#147 0.3% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#153 0.1% Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#153 0.1% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#153 0.1% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#156 0.0% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#156 0.0% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#156 0.0% Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#156 0.0% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#156 0.0% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#156 0.0% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#156 0.0% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#156 0.0% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#156 0.0% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#156 0.0% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#156 0.0% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
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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.