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2016 Report Cards: Serving 10+ Years (House)

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017), as of Aug 24, 2017.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in the 114th Congress, including via incorporation into other bills. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most laws
#1 8 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#1 8 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#12 4 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#12 4 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#12 4 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#15 3 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#15 3 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#15 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#15 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#15 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#15 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#21 2 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#21 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#21 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#21 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#21 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#21 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#21 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#21 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#21 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#21 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#21 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#21 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#21 2 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#21 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#21 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#21 2 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#21 2 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#21 2 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#3 7 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#3 7 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#39 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#39 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#39 1 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#39 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#39 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#39 1 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#39 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#39 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#39 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#39 1 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#39 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#39 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#39 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#39 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#39 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#39 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#39 1 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#39 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#39 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#39 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#39 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#39 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#39 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#39 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#39 1 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#39 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#39 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#39 1 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#39 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#39 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#39 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#39 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#39 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#39 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#39 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#39 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#39 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#39 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#39 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#39 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#39 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#39 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#39 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#39 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#39 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#39 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#39 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#39 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#39 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#39 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#39 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#39 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#5 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#5 5 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#5 5 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#5 5 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#5 5 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#5 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#5 5 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#97 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#97 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#97 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#97 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#97 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#97 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#97 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#97 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#97 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#97 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#97 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#97 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#97 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#97 0 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#97 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#97 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#97 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#97 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#97 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#97 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#97 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#97 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#97 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#97 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#97 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#97 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#97 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#97 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#97 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#97 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#97 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#97 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#97 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#97 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#97 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#97 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#97 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#97 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#97 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#97 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#97 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#97 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#97 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#97 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#97 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#97 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#97 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#97 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#97 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#97 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#97 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#97 0 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#97 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#97 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#97 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#97 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#97 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#97 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#97 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#97 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#97 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#97 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#97 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#97 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#97 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#97 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#97 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#97 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#97 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#97 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#97 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#97 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#97 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#97 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#97 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#97 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#97 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#97 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#97 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
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The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.

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 the 114th Congress) 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.