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 Jan 20, 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 bills
#1 8 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#1 8 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#3 7 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#4 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#4 5 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#4 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#7 4 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#7 4 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#7 4 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#7 4 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#7 4 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#12 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#12 3 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#12 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#12 3 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#12 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#12 3 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#18 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#18 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#18 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#18 2 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#18 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#18 2 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#18 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#18 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#18 2 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#18 2 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#18 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#18 2 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#18 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#18 2 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#18 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#18 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#18 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#35 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#35 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#35 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#35 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#35 1 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#35 1 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#35 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#35 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#35 1 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#35 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#35 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#35 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#35 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#35 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#35 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#35 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#35 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#35 1 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#35 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#35 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#35 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#35 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#35 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#35 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#35 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#35 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#35 1 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#35 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#35 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#35 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#35 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#35 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#35 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#35 1 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#35 1 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#35 1 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#35 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#35 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#35 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#35 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#35 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#35 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#35 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#35 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#35 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#35 1 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#35 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#35 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#35 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#35 1 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#35 1 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#35 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#35 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#88 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#88 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#88 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#88 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#88 0 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#88 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#88 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#88 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#88 0 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#88 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#88 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#88 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#88 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#88 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#88 0 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#88 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#88 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#88 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#88 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#88 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#88 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#88 0 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#88 0 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#88 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#88 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#88 0 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#88 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#88 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#88 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#88 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#88 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#88 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#88 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#88 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#88 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#88 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#88 0 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#88 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#88 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#88 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#88 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#88 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#88 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#88 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#88 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#88 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#88 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#88 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#88 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#88 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#88 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#88 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#88 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#88 0 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#88 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#88 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#88 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#88 0 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#88 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#88 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#88 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#88 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#88 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#88 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#88 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#88 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#88 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#88 0 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#88 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#88 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#88 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#88 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#88 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#88 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#88 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#88 0 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#88 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#88 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#88 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#88 0 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#88 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#88 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#88 0 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#88 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#88 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#88 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#88 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#88 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#88 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
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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.

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.

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.