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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]
#3 7 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#3 7 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#5 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#5 5 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#5 5 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#5 5 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#5 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#5 5 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#5 5 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#12 4 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#12 4 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#12 4 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#15 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#15 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#15 3 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#15 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#15 3 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#15 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#21 2 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#21 2 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#21 2 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#21 2 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#21 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#21 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#21 2 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#21 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#21 2 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#21 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#21 2 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#21 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#21 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#21 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#21 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#21 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#21 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#21 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#39 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#39 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#39 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#39 1 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#39 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#39 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#39 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#39 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#39 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#39 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#39 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#39 1 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#39 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#39 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#39 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#39 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#39 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#39 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#39 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#39 1 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#39 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#39 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#39 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#39 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#39 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#39 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#39 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#39 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#39 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#39 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#39 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#39 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#39 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#39 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#39 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#39 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#39 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#39 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#39 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#39 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#39 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#39 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#39 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#39 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#39 1 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#39 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#39 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#39 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#39 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#39 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#39 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#39 1 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#39 1 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#39 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#97 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#97 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#97 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#97 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#97 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#97 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#97 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#97 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#97 0 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#97 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#97 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#97 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#97 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#97 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#97 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#97 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#97 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#97 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#97 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#97 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#97 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#97 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#97 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#97 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#97 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#97 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#97 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#97 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#97 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#97 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#97 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#97 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#97 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#97 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#97 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#97 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#97 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#97 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#97 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#97 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#97 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#97 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#97 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#97 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#97 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#97 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#97 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#97 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#97 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#97 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#97 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#97 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#97 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#97 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#97 0 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#97 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#97 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#97 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#97 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#97 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#97 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#97 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#97 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#97 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#97 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#97 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#97 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#97 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#97 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#97 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#97 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#97 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#97 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#97 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#97 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#97 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#97 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#97 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#97 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
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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.