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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency bills that we identified in the 114th Congress. We gave a score to each legislator based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most supportive
#1 12 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#2 11 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#2 11 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#4 10 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#5 9 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#5 9 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#7 8 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#7 8 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#7 8 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#7 8 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#11 7 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#11 7 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#11 7 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#11 7 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#11 7 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#11 7 Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#11 7 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#11 7 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#11 7 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#11 7 Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#21 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#21 6 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#21 6 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#24 5 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#24 5 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#24 5 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#24 5 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#24 5 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#24 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#24 5 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#24 5 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#24 5 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#24 5 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#34 4 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#34 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#34 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#34 4 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#34 4 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#34 4 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#34 4 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#34 4 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#34 4 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#34 4 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#34 4 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#34 4 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#34 4 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#34 4 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#34 4 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#49 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#49 3 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#49 3 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#49 3 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#49 3 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#49 3 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#49 3 Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#49 3 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#49 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#49 3 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#49 3 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#49 3 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#49 3 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
#49 3 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#49 3 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#49 3 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#49 3 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#49 3 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 3 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#49 3 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#49 3 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#49 3 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#71 2 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#71 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#71 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#71 2 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#71 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#71 2 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#71 2 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#71 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#71 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#71 2 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#71 2 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#71 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#71 2 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#71 2 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#71 2 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#71 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#71 2 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#71 2 Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
#71 2 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#71 2 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#71 2 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#71 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#71 2 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#94 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#94 1 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#94 1 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#94 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#94 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#94 1 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#94 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#94 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#94 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#94 1 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#94 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#94 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
#94 1 Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#94 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#94 1 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#94 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#94 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#94 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#94 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#94 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#94 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#94 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#94 1 Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#94 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#94 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#94 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#94 1 Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#94 1 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#94 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#94 1 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#94 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#94 1 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#94 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#127 0 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#127 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#127 0 Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#127 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#127 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#127 0 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#127 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#127 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#127 0 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#127 0 Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#127 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#127 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#127 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#127 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#127 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#127 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#127 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12]
#127 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#127 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#127 0 Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#127 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#127 0 Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#127 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#127 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#127 0 Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#127 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#127 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#127 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#127 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#127 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#127 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#127 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
#127 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#127 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#127 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#127 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#127 0 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#127 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#127 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#127 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#127 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#127 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#127 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#127 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#127 0 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#127 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#127 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#127 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#127 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#127 0 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#127 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#127 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#127 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#127 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#127 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#127 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#127 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#127 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#127 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
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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.