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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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Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether legislators supported any of the government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness 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 often
#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. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#5 9 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#7 8 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#7 8 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#7 8 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#7 8 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]
#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]
#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]
#21 6 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#21 6 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#21 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#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]
#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]
#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]
#34 4 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#34 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#34 4 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#34 4 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#34 4 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#34 4 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#34 4 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#34 4 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#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. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#49 3 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#49 3 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#49 3 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#49 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#49 3 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#49 3 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#49 3 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#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. John Larson [D-CT1]
#49 3 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#49 3 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#49 3 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#49 3 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#49 3 Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#49 3 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#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. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#71 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#71 2 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#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, 2013-2017]
#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]
#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]
#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. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#94 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#94 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#94 1 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#94 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#94 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#94 1 Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#94 1 Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#94 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#94 1 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#94 1 Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#94 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#94 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#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]
#127 0 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#127 0 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#127 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#127 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#127 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#127 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#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. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#127 0 Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#127 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#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]
#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. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#127 0 Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#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. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#127 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#127 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#127 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#127 0 Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#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. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#127 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#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. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#127 0 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#127 0 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
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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.