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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]
#11 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#11 1 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#11 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#11 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#11 1 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#11 1 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#11 1 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#11 1 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#11 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#11 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#11 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#11 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#11 1 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#11 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#11 1 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#11 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#11 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#11 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#11 1 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#11 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#11 1 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#2 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 4 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#32 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#32 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#32 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#32 0 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#32 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#32 0 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#32 0 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#32 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#32 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#32 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#32 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#32 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#32 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#32 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#32 0 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#32 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#32 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#32 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#32 0 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#32 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#32 0 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#32 0 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#32 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#32 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#32 0 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#32 0 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#32 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#32 0 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#32 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#32 0 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#32 0 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#32 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#32 0 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#32 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#32 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#32 0 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#32 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#32 0 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#32 0 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#32 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#32 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#32 0 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#32 0 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#32 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#32 0 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#32 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#32 0 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#32 0 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#32 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#32 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#32 0 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#32 0 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#32 0 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#32 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#32 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#32 0 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#32 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#32 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#32 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#32 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#32 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#32 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#32 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#32 0 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#32 0 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#32 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#32 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#32 0 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#32 0 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#32 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#32 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#32 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#32 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#32 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#32 0 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#32 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#32 0 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#32 0 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#32 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#32 0 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#32 0 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#32 0 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#32 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#32 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#32 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#32 0 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#32 0 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#32 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#32 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#32 0 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#32 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#32 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#32 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#32 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#32 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#32 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#32 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#32 0 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#32 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#32 0 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#32 0 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#32 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#32 0 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#32 0 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#32 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#32 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#32 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#32 0 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#32 0 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#32 0 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#32 0 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#32 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#32 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#32 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#32 0 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#32 0 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#32 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#32 0 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#32 0 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#32 0 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#32 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#32 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#32 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#32 0 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#32 0 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#32 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#32 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#32 0 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#32 0 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#32 0 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#32 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#32 0 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#32 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#32 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#4 3 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#4 3 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#6 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#6 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#6 2 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#6 2 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#6 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
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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.