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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 114th Congress that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 16 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#1 16 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#3 13 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#4 12 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#5 11 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#6 10 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#6 10 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#8 9 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#8 9 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#8 9 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#8 9 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#8 9 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#13 8 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#13 8 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#13 8 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#13 8 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#17 7 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#17 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#17 7 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#17 7 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#17 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#17 7 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#23 6 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#23 6 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#23 6 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#23 6 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#23 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#23 6 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#23 6 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#23 6 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#31 5 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#31 5 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#31 5 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#31 5 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#31 5 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#31 5 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#31 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#38 4 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#38 4 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#38 4 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#38 4 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#38 4 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#38 4 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#38 4 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#38 4 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#38 4 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#38 4 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#38 4 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#38 4 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#38 4 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#38 4 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#38 4 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#38 4 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#38 4 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#38 4 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#38 4 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#38 4 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#38 4 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#38 4 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#60 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#60 3 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#60 3 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#60 3 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#60 3 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#60 3 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#60 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#60 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#60 3 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#60 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#60 3 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#60 3 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#60 3 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#60 3 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#60 3 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#60 3 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#60 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#60 3 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#60 3 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#60 3 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#60 3 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#60 3 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#60 3 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#83 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#83 2 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#83 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#83 2 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#83 2 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#83 2 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#83 2 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#83 2 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#83 2 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#83 2 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#83 2 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#83 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#83 2 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#83 2 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#83 2 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#83 2 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#83 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#83 2 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#83 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#83 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#83 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#83 2 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#83 2 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#83 2 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#83 2 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#83 2 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#83 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#83 2 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#83 2 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#83 2 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#83 2 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#83 2 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#83 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#83 2 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#83 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#83 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#119 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#119 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#119 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#119 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#119 1 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#119 1 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#119 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#119 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#119 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#119 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#119 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#119 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#119 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#119 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#119 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#119 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#119 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#119 1 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#119 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#119 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#119 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#119 1 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#119 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#119 1 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#119 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#119 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#119 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#119 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#119 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#119 1 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#119 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#119 1 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#119 1 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#119 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#119 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#119 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#119 1 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#119 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#157 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#157 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#157 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#157 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#157 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#157 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#157 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#157 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#157 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#157 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#157 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#157 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#157 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#157 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#157 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#157 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#157 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#157 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#157 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#157 0 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#157 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#157 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#157 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#157 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#157 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#157 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#157 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#157 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#157 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.