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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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Joining Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. This is the percent of bills cosponsored by each legislator which were introduced by a member of the other party.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
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#1 71.2% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#10 42.9% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#100 19.4% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#101 19.3% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#102 18.9% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#103 18.9% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#104 18.8% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#105 18.7% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#106 18.6% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#107 18.2% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#108 17.8% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#109 17.2% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#11 42.5% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#110 16.9% Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#111 16.9% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#112 16.8% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#113 16.8% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#114 16.1% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#115 16.0% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#116 15.8% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#117 15.7% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#118 15.6% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#119 15.5% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#12 42.3% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#120 15.3% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#121 15.1% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#122 14.5% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#123 14.5% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#124 14.1% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#125 13.9% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#126 13.4% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#127 13.2% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#128 13.2% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#129 12.8% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#13 41.6% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#130 12.8% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#131 12.7% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#132 12.4% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#133 12.4% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#134 12.2% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#135 12.0% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#136 11.9% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#137 11.8% Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#138 11.5% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#139 11.5% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#14 41.3% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#140 11.3% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#141 10.8% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#142 10.7% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#143 10.4% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#144 9.9% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#145 9.8% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#146 9.6% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#147 9.5% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#148 9.1% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#148 9.1% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#15 40.4% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#150 8.6% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#151 7.4% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#152 7.2% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#153 7.2% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#154 7.1% Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#155 6.7% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#156 5.3% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#157 5.1% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#158 4.9% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#159 4.5% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#16 40.1% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#160 2.3% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#161 1.7% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#162 1.6% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#163 1.6% Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#164 0.0% Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#17 39.7% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#18 39.5% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#19 39.1% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#2 67.0% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#20 38.9% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#21 38.8% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#22 37.8% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#23 37.0% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#24 37.0% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#25 36.8% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#26 36.5% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#27 36.5% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#28 36.1% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#29 34.2% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#3 56.0% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#30 34.0% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#31 32.7% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#32 32.3% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#33 32.2% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#34 31.9% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#35 31.8% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#36 31.5% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#37 31.4% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#38 30.9% Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#39 30.8% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#4 52.1% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#40 30.1% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#41 29.9% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#42 29.3% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#43 28.9% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#44 28.6% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#45 28.5% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#46 28.4% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#47 28.3% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#48 28.2% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#49 28.2% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#5 46.3% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#50 28.1% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#51 27.4% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#52 27.3% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#52 27.3% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#54 27.1% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#55 26.9% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#56 26.6% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#57 26.4% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#58 26.4% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#59 26.3% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#6 45.8% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#60 25.9% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#61 25.8% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#62 25.8% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#63 25.8% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#64 25.7% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#65 25.5% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#66 25.3% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#67 25.3% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#68 25.1% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#69 24.9% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#7 45.5% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#70 24.6% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#71 24.5% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#72 24.5% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#73 24.5% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#74 24.2% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#75 24.1% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#76 24.0% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#77 23.9% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#78 23.9% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#79 23.8% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#8 43.5% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#80 23.7% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#81 23.4% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#82 23.1% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#83 22.9% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#84 22.6% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#85 22.6% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#86 22.5% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#87 22.4% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#88 21.7% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#89 21.2% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#9 43.3% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#90 21.1% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#91 20.9% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#92 20.8% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#93 20.7% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#94 20.7% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#95 20.6% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#96 19.7% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#96 19.7% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#98 19.5% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#99 19.5% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
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Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

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.