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2017 Report Cards: Serving 10+ Years (House)

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2017 legislative year (Jan 3, 2017-Dec 31, 2017), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 6, 2018.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in 2017, including via incorporation into other bills. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most laws
#1 5 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#2 4 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#2 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#4 3 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#4 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#6 2 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#6 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#6 2 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#6 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#6 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#11 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#11 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#11 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#11 1 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#11 1 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#11 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#11 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#11 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#11 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#11 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#11 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#11 1 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#11 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#11 1 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#11 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#11 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#11 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#11 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#11 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#11 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#11 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#32 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#32 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#32 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#32 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#32 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#32 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#32 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#32 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#32 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#32 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#32 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#32 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#32 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#32 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#32 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#32 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#32 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#32 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#32 0 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#32 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#32 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#32 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#32 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#32 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#32 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#32 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#32 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#32 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#32 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#32 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#32 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#32 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#32 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#32 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#32 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#32 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#32 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#32 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#32 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#32 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#32 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#32 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#32 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#32 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#32 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#32 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#32 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#32 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#32 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#32 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#32 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#32 0 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#32 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#32 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#32 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#32 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#32 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#32 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#32 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#32 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#32 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#32 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#32 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#32 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#32 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#32 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#32 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#32 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#32 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#32 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#32 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#32 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#32 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#32 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#32 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#32 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#32 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#32 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#32 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#32 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#32 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#32 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#32 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#32 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#32 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#32 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#32 0 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#32 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#32 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#32 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#32 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#32 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#32 0 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#32 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#32 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#32 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#32 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#32 0 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#32 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#32 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#32 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#32 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#32 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#32 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#32 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#32 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#32 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#32 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#32 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#32 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#32 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#32 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#32 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#32 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#32 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#32 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#32 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#32 0 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#32 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#32 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#32 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#32 0 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#32 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#32 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#32 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#32 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#32 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#32 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#32 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#32 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#32 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#32 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#32 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#32 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
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The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.

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 2017) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.