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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most conservative
#1 1.00 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#2 0.93 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#3 0.92 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#4 0.90 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#5 0.89 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#6 0.88 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#7 0.88 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#8 0.87 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#9 0.86 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#10 0.86 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#11 0.86 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#12 0.85 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#13 0.85 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#14 0.84 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#15 0.83 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#16 0.83 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#17 0.83 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#18 0.83 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#19 0.83 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#20 0.81 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#21 0.81 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#22 0.80 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#23 0.80 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#24 0.79 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#25 0.79 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#26 0.79 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#27 0.77 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#28 0.77 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#29 0.77 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#30 0.76 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#31 0.76 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#32 0.76 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#33 0.76 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#34 0.76 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#35 0.76 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#36 0.76 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#37 0.75 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#38 0.75 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#39 0.75 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#40 0.74 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#41 0.73 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#42 0.73 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#43 0.72 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#44 0.72 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#45 0.72 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#46 0.71 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#47 0.71 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#48 0.71 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#49 0.71 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#50 0.71 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#51 0.70 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#52 0.69 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#53 0.69 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#54 0.69 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#55 0.69 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#56 0.69 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#57 0.69 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#58 0.68 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#59 0.68 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#60 0.67 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#61 0.67 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#62 0.67 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#63 0.66 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#64 0.66 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#65 0.66 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#66 0.65 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#67 0.65 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#68 0.65 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#69 0.64 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#70 0.64 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#71 0.63 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#72 0.63 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#73 0.62 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#74 0.62 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#75 0.62 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#76 0.61 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#77 0.58 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#78 0.58 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#79 0.57 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#80 0.56 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#81 0.55 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#82 0.52 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#83 0.52 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#84 0.50 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#85 0.49 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#86 0.47 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#87 0.47 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#88 0.46 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#89 0.45 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#90 0.45 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#91 0.44 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#92 0.43 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#93 0.42 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#94 0.41 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#95 0.40 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#96 0.39 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#97 0.39 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#98 0.38 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#99 0.38 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#100 0.38 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#101 0.37 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#102 0.37 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#103 0.36 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#104 0.36 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#105 0.36 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#106 0.36 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#107 0.36 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#108 0.35 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#109 0.35 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#110 0.35 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#111 0.34 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#112 0.34 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#113 0.34 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#114 0.34 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#115 0.34 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#116 0.33 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#117 0.33 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#118 0.33 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#119 0.33 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#120 0.32 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#121 0.32 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#122 0.32 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#123 0.32 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#124 0.32 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#125 0.32 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#126 0.32 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#127 0.31 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#128 0.31 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#129 0.31 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#130 0.30 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#131 0.30 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#132 0.29 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#133 0.29 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#134 0.28 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#135 0.28 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#136 0.28 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#137 0.28 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#138 0.28 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#139 0.28 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#140 0.28 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#141 0.27 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#142 0.27 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#143 0.27 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#144 0.27 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#145 0.26 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#146 0.26 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#147 0.26 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#148 0.25 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#149 0.25 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#150 0.25 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#151 0.24 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#152 0.24 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#153 0.24 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#154 0.24 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#155 0.24 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#156 0.23 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#157 0.23 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#158 0.23 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#159 0.23 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#160 0.23 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#161 0.21 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#162 0.20 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#163 0.20 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#164 0.20 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#165 0.19 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#166 0.18 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#167 0.18 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#168 0.18 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#169 0.17 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#170 0.17 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#171 0.16 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#172 0.15 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#173 0.15 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#174 0.14 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#175 0.14 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#176 0.13 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#177 0.12 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#178 0.12 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#179 0.12 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#180 0.11 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#181 0.10 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#182 0.08 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#183 0.02 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#184 0.01 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#185 0.00 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.