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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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Working with the Other Chamber

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. This is the number of bills introduced by each legislator in 2017 that had a companion bill in the other chamber. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most bills
#1 16 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#2 10 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#3 8 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#4 7 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#5 6 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#5 6 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#5 6 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#5 6 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#5 6 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#5 6 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#5 6 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#5 6 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#13 5 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#13 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#13 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#13 5 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#13 5 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#13 5 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#13 5 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#13 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#21 4 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#21 4 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#21 4 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#21 4 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#21 4 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#21 4 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#21 4 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#21 4 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#21 4 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#21 4 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#31 3 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#31 3 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#31 3 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#31 3 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#31 3 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#31 3 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#31 3 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#31 3 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#31 3 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#31 3 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#31 3 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#31 3 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#31 3 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#44 2 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#44 2 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#44 2 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#44 2 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#44 2 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#44 2 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#44 2 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#44 2 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#44 2 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#44 2 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#44 2 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#44 2 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#44 2 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#44 2 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#44 2 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#44 2 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#44 2 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#44 2 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#44 2 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#44 2 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#44 2 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#44 2 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#44 2 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#44 2 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#44 2 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#44 2 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#44 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#44 2 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#44 2 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#44 2 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#44 2 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#44 2 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#44 2 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#44 2 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#44 2 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#44 2 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#44 2 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#81 1 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#81 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#81 1 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#81 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#81 1 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#81 1 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#81 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#81 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#81 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#81 1 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#81 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#81 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#81 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#81 1 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#81 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#81 1 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#81 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#81 1 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#81 1 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#81 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#81 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#81 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#81 1 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#81 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#81 1 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#81 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#81 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#81 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#81 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#81 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#81 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#81 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#81 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#81 1 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#81 1 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#81 1 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#81 1 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#81 1 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#81 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#81 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#81 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#81 1 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#81 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#81 1 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#81 1 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#81 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#81 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#81 1 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#129 0 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#129 0 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#129 0 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#129 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#129 0 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#129 0 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#129 0 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#129 0 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#129 0 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#129 0 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#129 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#129 0 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#129 0 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#129 0 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#129 0 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#129 0 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#129 0 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#129 0 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#129 0 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#129 0 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#129 0 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#129 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#129 0 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#129 0 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#129 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#129 0 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#129 0 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#129 0 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#129 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#129 0 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#129 0 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#129 0 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#129 0 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#129 0 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#129 0 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#129 0 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#129 0 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
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Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

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.