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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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Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in the 114th Congress which had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 30 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#2 22 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#2 22 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#2 22 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#2 22 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#6 21 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#6 21 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#6 21 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#9 19 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#10 17 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#11 16 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#11 16 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#11 16 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#11 16 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#11 16 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#11 16 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#17 14 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#17 14 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#17 14 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#17 14 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#21 13 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#21 13 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#23 12 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#23 12 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#23 12 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#23 12 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#23 12 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#28 11 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#28 11 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#28 11 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#28 11 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#28 11 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#28 11 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#28 11 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#35 10 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#35 10 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#35 10 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#35 10 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#35 10 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#40 9 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#40 9 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#40 9 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#40 9 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#40 9 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#40 9 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#46 8 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#46 8 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#46 8 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#46 8 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#46 8 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#51 7 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#51 7 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#51 7 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#51 7 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#51 7 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#51 7 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#51 7 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#51 7 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#51 7 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#51 7 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#51 7 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#51 7 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#51 7 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#51 7 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#51 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#51 7 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#51 7 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#51 7 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#51 7 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#51 7 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#51 7 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#72 6 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#72 6 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#72 6 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#72 6 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#72 6 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#72 6 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#72 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#72 6 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#72 6 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#72 6 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#72 6 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#72 6 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#72 6 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#72 6 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#72 6 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#72 6 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#72 6 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#89 5 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#89 5 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#89 5 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#89 5 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#89 5 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#89 5 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#89 5 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#89 5 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#89 5 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#89 5 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#89 5 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#89 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#89 5 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#102 4 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#102 4 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#102 4 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#102 4 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#102 4 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#102 4 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#102 4 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#102 4 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#102 4 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#102 4 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#102 4 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#102 4 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#102 4 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#102 4 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#102 4 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#102 4 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#102 4 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#102 4 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#102 4 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#121 3 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#121 3 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#121 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#121 3 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#121 3 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#121 3 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#121 3 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#121 3 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#121 3 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#121 3 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#121 3 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#121 3 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#121 3 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#121 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#121 3 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#121 3 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#121 3 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#121 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#121 3 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#140 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#140 2 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#140 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#140 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#140 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#140 2 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#140 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#140 2 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#140 2 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#140 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#140 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#140 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#140 2 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#140 2 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#140 2 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#140 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#140 2 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#140 2 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#140 2 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#140 2 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#140 2 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#140 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#140 2 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#140 2 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#140 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#140 2 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#166 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#166 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#166 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#166 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#166 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#166 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#166 1 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#166 1 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#166 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#166 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#166 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#166 1 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#166 1 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#166 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#180 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#180 0 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#180 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#180 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#180 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#180 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
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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.

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.