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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills that we identified in 2015. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most often
#1 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#100 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#100 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#100 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#100 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#100 0 Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#100 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#100 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#100 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#100 0 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#100 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#100 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#100 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#100 0 Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#100 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#100 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#100 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#100 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#100 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#100 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#100 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#100 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#100 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#100 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#100 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#100 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#100 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#100 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#100 0 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#100 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#100 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#100 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#100 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#100 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#100 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#100 0 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#100 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#100 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#100 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#100 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#100 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#100 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#100 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#100 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#100 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#100 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#100 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#100 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#100 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#100 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#100 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#100 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#100 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#100 0 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#100 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#100 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#100 0 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#100 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#100 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#100 0 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#100 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#13 3 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#13 3 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#13 3 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#13 3 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#13 3 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#13 3 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#13 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#13 3 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#13 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#13 3 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#13 3 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#13 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#13 3 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#13 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#13 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#13 3 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#13 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#13 3 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#13 3 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#13 3 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#13 3 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#13 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#13 3 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#13 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#2 8 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#2 8 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#37 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#37 2 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#37 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#37 2 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#37 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#37 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#37 2 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#37 2 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#37 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#37 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#37 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#37 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#37 2 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#37 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#37 2 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#37 2 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#37 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#37 2 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#37 2 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#37 2 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#37 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#37 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#37 2 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#37 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#37 2 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#37 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#37 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#37 2 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#37 2 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#37 2 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#37 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#37 2 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#37 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#37 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#4 7 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#4 7 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#6 6 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#6 6 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#71 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#71 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#71 1 Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#71 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#71 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#71 1 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#71 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#71 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#71 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#71 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#71 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#71 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#71 1 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#71 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#71 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#71 1 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#71 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#71 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#71 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#71 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#71 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#71 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#71 1 Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#71 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#71 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#71 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#71 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#71 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#71 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#8 5 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#9 4 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#9 4 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#9 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#9 4 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
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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.