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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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Powerful Cosponsors

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in 2017 that had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
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#1 12 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#10 8 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#10 8 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#10 8 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#13 7 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#13 7 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#13 7 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#13 7 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#136 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#136 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#136 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#136 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#136 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#136 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#136 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#136 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#136 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#136 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#136 0 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#136 0 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#136 0 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#136 0 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#136 0 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#136 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#136 0 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#136 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#136 0 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#136 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#136 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#136 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#136 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#136 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#136 0 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#136 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#136 0 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#136 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#136 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#136 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#17 6 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#17 6 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#17 6 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#2 10 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#2 10 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#2 10 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#2 10 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#20 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#20 5 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#20 5 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#20 5 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#20 5 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#20 5 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#20 5 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#20 5 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#20 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#29 4 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#29 4 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#29 4 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#29 4 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#29 4 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#29 4 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#29 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#29 4 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#29 4 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#29 4 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#29 4 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#29 4 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#29 4 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#29 4 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#29 4 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#44 3 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#44 3 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#44 3 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#44 3 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#44 3 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#44 3 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#44 3 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#44 3 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#44 3 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#44 3 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#44 3 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#44 3 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#44 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#44 3 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#44 3 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#44 3 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#44 3 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#44 3 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#44 3 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#44 3 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#44 3 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#44 3 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#44 3 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#6 9 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#6 9 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#6 9 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#6 9 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#67 2 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#67 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#67 2 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#67 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#67 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#67 2 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#67 2 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#67 2 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#67 2 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#67 2 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#67 2 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#67 2 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#67 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#67 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#67 2 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#67 2 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#67 2 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#67 2 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#67 2 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#67 2 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#67 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#67 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#67 2 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#67 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#67 2 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#67 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#67 2 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#67 2 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#67 2 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#67 2 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#67 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#98 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#98 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#98 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#98 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#98 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#98 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#98 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#98 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#98 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#98 1 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#98 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#98 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#98 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#98 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#98 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#98 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#98 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#98 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#98 1 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#98 1 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#98 1 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#98 1 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#98 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#98 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#98 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#98 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#98 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#98 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#98 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#98 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#98 1 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#98 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#98 1 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#98 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#98 1 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#98 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#98 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#98 1 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
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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.