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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 20 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#2 19 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#2 19 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#4 18 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#5 16 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#5 16 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#5 16 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#8 15 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#8 15 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#10 13 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#11 12 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#11 12 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#11 12 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#14 11 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#14 11 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#14 11 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#14 11 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#18 10 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#18 10 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#18 10 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#18 10 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#18 10 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#23 9 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#23 9 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#23 9 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#23 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#23 9 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#28 8 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#28 8 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#28 8 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#28 8 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#32 7 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#32 7 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#32 7 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#32 7 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#32 7 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#32 7 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#32 7 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#32 7 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#40 6 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#40 6 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#40 6 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#40 6 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#40 6 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#40 6 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#40 6 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#40 6 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#40 6 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#40 6 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#40 6 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#40 6 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#52 5 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#52 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#52 5 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#52 5 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#52 5 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#52 5 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#52 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#52 5 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#52 5 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#52 5 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#52 5 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#52 5 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#64 4 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#64 4 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#64 4 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#64 4 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#64 4 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#64 4 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#64 4 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#64 4 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#64 4 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#64 4 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#64 4 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#64 4 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#64 4 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#64 4 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#64 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#64 4 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#64 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#64 4 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#64 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#83 3 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#83 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#83 3 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#83 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#83 3 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#83 3 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#83 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#83 3 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#83 3 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#83 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#83 3 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#83 3 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#83 3 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#83 3 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#83 3 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#83 3 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#83 3 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#83 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#83 3 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#83 3 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#83 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#83 3 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#83 3 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#83 3 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#83 3 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#83 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#83 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#83 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#111 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#111 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#111 2 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#111 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#111 2 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#111 2 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#111 2 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#111 2 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#111 2 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#111 2 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#111 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#111 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#111 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#111 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#111 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#111 2 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#111 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#111 2 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#111 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#111 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#111 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#111 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#111 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#111 2 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#111 2 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#111 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#111 2 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#111 2 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#111 2 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#111 2 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#111 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#111 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#143 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#143 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#143 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#143 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#143 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#143 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#143 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#143 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#143 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#143 1 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#143 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#143 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#143 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#143 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#143 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#143 1 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#143 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#143 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#143 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#143 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#163 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#163 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#163 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#163 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#163 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#163 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#163 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#163 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#163 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#163 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#163 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#163 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#163 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#163 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#163 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#163 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#163 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#163 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#163 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#163 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#163 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#163 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#163 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
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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.

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.