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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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Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress. The score can be interpreted as a conservative—liberal scale, although of course it only takes into account a small aspect of reality.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most conservative
#1 1.00 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#10 0.81 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#100 0.36 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#101 0.35 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#102 0.35 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#103 0.35 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#104 0.34 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#105 0.33 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#106 0.33 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#107 0.33 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#108 0.32 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#109 0.32 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#11 0.81 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#110 0.31 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#111 0.31 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#112 0.31 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#113 0.31 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#114 0.31 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#115 0.30 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#116 0.30 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#117 0.30 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#118 0.30 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#119 0.30 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#12 0.80 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#120 0.30 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#121 0.29 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#122 0.29 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#123 0.29 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#124 0.29 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#125 0.28 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#126 0.28 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#127 0.27 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#128 0.27 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#129 0.27 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#13 0.80 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#130 0.26 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#131 0.26 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#132 0.26 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#133 0.25 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#134 0.25 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#135 0.25 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#136 0.25 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#137 0.24 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#138 0.24 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#139 0.24 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#14 0.80 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#140 0.23 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#141 0.23 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#142 0.23 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#143 0.23 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#144 0.23 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#145 0.22 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#146 0.21 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#147 0.21 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#148 0.21 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#149 0.21 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#15 0.79 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#150 0.20 Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#151 0.19 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#152 0.19 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#153 0.19 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#154 0.18 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#155 0.16 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#156 0.15 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#157 0.14 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#158 0.14 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#159 0.14 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#16 0.78 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#160 0.13 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#161 0.13 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#162 0.12 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#163 0.07 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#164 0.03 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#165 0.00 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#17 0.77 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#18 0.77 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#19 0.77 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#2 0.89 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#20 0.76 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#21 0.76 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#22 0.76 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#23 0.74 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#24 0.74 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#25 0.74 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#26 0.74 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#27 0.73 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#28 0.73 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#29 0.73 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#3 0.88 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#30 0.73 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#31 0.72 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#32 0.71 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#33 0.71 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#34 0.71 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#35 0.71 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#36 0.71 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#37 0.71 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#38 0.71 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#39 0.70 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#4 0.88 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#40 0.69 Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#41 0.68 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#42 0.68 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#43 0.68 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#44 0.68 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#45 0.67 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#46 0.67 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#47 0.66 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#48 0.66 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#49 0.65 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#5 0.86 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#50 0.64 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#51 0.64 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#52 0.64 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#53 0.63 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#54 0.63 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#55 0.62 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#56 0.62 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#57 0.62 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#58 0.62 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#59 0.62 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#6 0.85 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#60 0.61 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#61 0.60 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#62 0.60 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#63 0.60 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#64 0.59 Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#65 0.58 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#66 0.58 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#67 0.57 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#68 0.57 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#69 0.56 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#7 0.85 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#70 0.54 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#71 0.53 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#72 0.49 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#73 0.46 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]
#74 0.45 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#75 0.44 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#76 0.44 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#77 0.44 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#78 0.44 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#79 0.44 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#8 0.84 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#80 0.44 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#81 0.43 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#82 0.43 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#83 0.42 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#84 0.42 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#85 0.42 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#86 0.42 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#87 0.41 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#88 0.41 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#89 0.41 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#9 0.82 Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#90 0.40 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#91 0.39 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#92 0.39 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#93 0.38 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#94 0.38 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#95 0.38 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#96 0.38 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#97 0.37 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#98 0.36 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0]
#99 0.36 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
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For more, see our methodology. An ideology score is not computed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills or who have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable statistics. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2017 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from those elsewhere on GovTrack.

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.