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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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. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#5 16 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#5 16 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#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. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#14 11 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#14 11 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#14 11 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#18 10 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#18 10 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#18 10 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#18 10 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#18 10 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#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]
#23 9 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#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. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#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. 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. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#40 6 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#52 5 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#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. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#52 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#52 5 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#52 5 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#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. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#64 4 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#64 4 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#64 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#64 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#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. 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. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#83 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#83 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#83 3 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#83 3 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#83 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#83 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#83 3 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#111 2 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#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. 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. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#111 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#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. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#111 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#111 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#111 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#111 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#111 2 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#111 2 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#143 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#143 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#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. 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. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#143 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#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. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#163 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#163 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#163 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#163 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#163 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#163 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#163 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#163 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#163 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
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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.