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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]
#10 12.8% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#100 1.7% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
#100 1.7% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#100 1.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA14]
#100 1.7% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#104 1.5% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#104 1.5% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#104 1.5% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#104 1.5% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
#104 1.5% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1]
#109 1.4% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#109 1.4% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#109 1.4% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#109 1.4% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#11 12.4% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#113 1.3% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#113 1.3% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#113 1.3% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#116 1.1% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#116 1.1% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#116 1.1% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#116 1.1% Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#116 1.1% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
#12 11.5% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#12 11.5% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#121 1.0% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#121 1.0% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#121 1.0% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#121 1.0% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#121 1.0% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]
#121 1.0% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#121 1.0% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#121 1.0% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#121 1.0% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
#121 1.0% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#131 0.8% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#131 0.8% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#131 0.8% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#131 0.8% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]
#135 0.7% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6]
#135 0.7% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#135 0.7% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#135 0.7% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#135 0.7% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#135 0.7% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#135 0.7% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#135 0.7% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#135 0.7% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7]
#135 0.7% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#135 0.7% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#14 11.0% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#146 0.6% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#146 0.6% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#148 0.4% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#148 0.4% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#148 0.4% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#15 9.2% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#15 9.2% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#151 0.3% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#151 0.3% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#153 0.1% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#153 0.1% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#153 0.1% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#153 0.1% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#157 0.0% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
#157 0.0% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#157 0.0% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#157 0.0% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#157 0.0% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9]
#157 0.0% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#17 9.0% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#17 9.0% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#19 8.6% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#2 33.7% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#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. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#28 6.5% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#3 27.6% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#30 6.1% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1]
#31 5.6% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#31 5.6% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
#31 5.6% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#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]
#4 27.2% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#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. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#45 3.7% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#45 3.7% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#45 3.7% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 3.5% Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#49 3.5% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#49 3.5% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#49 3.5% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#49 3.5% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#49 3.5% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
#5 18.9% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
#55 3.4% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#55 3.4% Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
#55 3.4% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1]
#55 3.4% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#55 3.4% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#6 16.1% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27]
#6 16.1% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#60 3.2% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#60 3.2% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#60 3.2% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14]
#63 3.1% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#63 3.1% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#65 3.0% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#65 3.0% Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#65 3.0% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#65 3.0% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#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. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#73 2.7% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#75 2.5% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
#75 2.5% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#75 2.5% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#75 2.5% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#79 2.4% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#79 2.4% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
#79 2.4% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#79 2.4% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#8 15.9% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
#83 2.3% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#83 2.3% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#83 2.3% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#83 2.3% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8]
#83 2.3% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#83 2.3% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#89 2.1% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#89 2.1% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
#89 2.1% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#9 13.1% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#92 2.0% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29]
#92 2.0% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#92 2.0% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#92 2.0% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#92 2.0% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#97 1.8% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#97 1.8% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#97 1.8% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
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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.