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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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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in 2017.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 65 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 48 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#3 45 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#4 39 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#4 39 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#6 38 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#7 36 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#8 35 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#9 34 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#10 32 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#10 32 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#10 32 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#10 32 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#14 31 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#15 30 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#16 28 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#16 28 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#16 28 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#19 27 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#19 27 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#21 26 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#21 26 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#23 25 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#23 25 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#23 25 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#23 25 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#27 23 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#28 22 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#28 22 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#28 22 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#28 22 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#32 21 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#32 21 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#32 21 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#35 20 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#35 20 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#35 20 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#35 20 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#35 20 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#40 19 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#40 19 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#40 19 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#40 19 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#40 19 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#40 19 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#46 18 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#46 18 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#46 18 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#46 18 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#46 18 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#46 18 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#46 18 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#46 18 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#54 17 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#54 17 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#54 17 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#57 16 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#57 16 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#57 16 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#60 15 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#60 15 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#60 15 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#63 14 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#63 14 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#63 14 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#63 14 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#67 13 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#67 13 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#67 13 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#67 13 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#67 13 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#67 13 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#67 13 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#74 12 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#74 12 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#74 12 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#74 12 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#74 12 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#74 12 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#74 12 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#81 11 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#81 11 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#81 11 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#81 11 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#81 11 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#81 11 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#81 11 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#81 11 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#81 11 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#81 11 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#91 10 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#91 10 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#91 10 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#91 10 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#91 10 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#91 10 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#91 10 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#91 10 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#99 9 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#99 9 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#99 9 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#99 9 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#99 9 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#99 9 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#99 9 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#99 9 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#99 9 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#99 9 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#99 9 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#110 8 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#110 8 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#110 8 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#110 8 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#110 8 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#110 8 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#110 8 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#110 8 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#118 7 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#118 7 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#118 7 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#118 7 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#122 6 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#122 6 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#122 6 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#122 6 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#122 6 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#122 6 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#128 5 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#128 5 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#128 5 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#128 5 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#128 5 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#128 5 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#128 5 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#128 5 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#136 4 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#136 4 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#136 4 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#136 4 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#136 4 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#136 4 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#136 4 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#136 4 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#144 3 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#144 3 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#144 3 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#144 3 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#144 3 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#144 3 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#144 3 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#144 3 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#144 3 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#144 3 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#144 3 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#144 3 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#156 2 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#156 2 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#156 2 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#156 2 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#156 2 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#156 2 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#156 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#163 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#163 1 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#163 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
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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 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.