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2018 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Committee Positions

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019), as of Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most committee positions
#1 16 Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#2 10 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#3 7 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#4 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#4 6 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#4 6 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#4 6 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#8 5 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#8 5 Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#8 5 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#8 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#8 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#8 5 Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#8 5 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#8 5 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#8 5 Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#8 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#8 5 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#8 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#8 5 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#8 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#8 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#8 5 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#8 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#8 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#8 5 Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#8 5 Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#8 5 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#8 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#8 5 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#8 5 Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#8 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#8 5 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#44 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#44 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#44 2 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#44 2 Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#44 2 Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#49 1 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#49 1 Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#49 1 Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0, 2003-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#49 1 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#49 1 Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#49 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#49 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#49 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#49 1 Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#49 1 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#49 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#49 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#49 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#49 1 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#49 1 Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#49 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#49 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#49 1 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#49 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#49 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#49 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#49 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#49 1 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#49 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#49 1 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#49 1 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#49 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#49 1 Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#49 1 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#49 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#49 1 Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#49 1 Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#49 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#49 1 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#49 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#49 1 Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#49 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#49 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#49 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#49 1 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#49 1 Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#49 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#49 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#49 1 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#49 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#49 1 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#49 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#49 1 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#49 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#49 1 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#49 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#49 1 Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#49 1 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#49 1 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#49 1 Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#49 1 Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#49 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#49 1 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#49 1 Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#49 1 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#49 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#49 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#49 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#49 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#49 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#49 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#49 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#49 1 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#49 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#49 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#49 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#49 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#49 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#49 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#49 1 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#49 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#49 1 Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#49 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#49 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#49 1 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#49 1 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#49 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#49 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#149 0 Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#149 0 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#149 0 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#149 0 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#149 0 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#149 0 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#149 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#149 0 Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#149 0 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#149 0 Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#149 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#149 0 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#149 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#149 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#149 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#149 0 Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#149 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#149 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#149 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#149 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#149 0 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#149 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#149 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#149 0 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#149 0 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#149 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#149 0 Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#149 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#149 0 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#149 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#149 0 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#149 0 Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#149 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#149 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#149 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#149 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#149 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#149 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#149 0 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
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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 the 115th Congress) 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.