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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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Missed Votes

The percentage of votes each legislator missed in 2017.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most absent
#1 37.9% Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#2 33.7% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#3 27.6% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#4 27.2% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#5 18.9% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#6 16.1% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#6 16.1% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#8 15.9% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#9 13.1% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#10 12.8% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#11 12.4% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#12 11.5% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#12 11.5% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#14 11.0% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#15 9.2% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#15 9.2% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#17 9.0% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#17 9.0% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#19 8.6% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#20 8.3% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#21 8.2% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
#22 7.9% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#23 7.7% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#23 7.7% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
#25 7.5% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#26 7.0% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#27 6.8% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#28 6.5% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#28 6.5% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#30 6.1% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#31 5.6% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#31 5.6% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#31 5.6% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#34 5.5% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#35 5.4% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#36 5.2% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#37 5.1% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#38 4.9% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
#39 4.6% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#40 4.4% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#41 4.2% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#42 3.9% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#43 3.8% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#43 3.8% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#45 3.7% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#45 3.7% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#45 3.7% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#45 3.7% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#49 3.5% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#49 3.5% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#49 3.5% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#49 3.5% Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#49 3.5% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#49 3.5% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#55 3.4% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#55 3.4% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#55 3.4% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#55 3.4% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#55 3.4% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#60 3.2% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#60 3.2% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#60 3.2% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#63 3.1% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#63 3.1% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#65 3.0% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#65 3.0% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#65 3.0% Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#65 3.0% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#69 2.8% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]
#69 2.8% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#69 2.8% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#69 2.8% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#73 2.7% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#73 2.7% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#75 2.5% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#75 2.5% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#75 2.5% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#75 2.5% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#79 2.4% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#79 2.4% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#79 2.4% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#79 2.4% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#83 2.3% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#83 2.3% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#83 2.3% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#83 2.3% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#83 2.3% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#83 2.3% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#89 2.1% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#89 2.1% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#89 2.1% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#92 2.0% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#92 2.0% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#92 2.0% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#92 2.0% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#92 2.0% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#97 1.8% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#97 1.8% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#97 1.8% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#100 1.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#100 1.7% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#100 1.7% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#100 1.7% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#104 1.5% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#104 1.5% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#104 1.5% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#104 1.5% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#104 1.5% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#109 1.4% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#109 1.4% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#109 1.4% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#109 1.4% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#113 1.3% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#113 1.3% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#113 1.3% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#116 1.1% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#116 1.1% Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#116 1.1% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#116 1.1% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#116 1.1% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#121 1.0% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#121 1.0% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#121 1.0% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#121 1.0% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#121 1.0% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#121 1.0% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#121 1.0% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#121 1.0% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#121 1.0% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#121 1.0% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#131 0.8% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#131 0.8% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#131 0.8% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#131 0.8% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#135 0.7% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#135 0.7% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#135 0.7% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#135 0.7% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#135 0.7% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#135 0.7% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#135 0.7% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#135 0.7% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#135 0.7% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#135 0.7% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#135 0.7% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#146 0.6% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#146 0.6% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#148 0.4% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#148 0.4% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#148 0.4% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#151 0.3% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#151 0.3% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#153 0.1% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#153 0.1% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#153 0.1% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#153 0.1% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#157 0.0% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#157 0.0% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#157 0.0% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#157 0.0% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#157 0.0% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#157 0.0% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
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The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.

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.