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2019 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Committee Positions

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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 6 Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#1 6 Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22]
#1 6 Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14, 2013-2020]
#1 6 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#1 6 Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#1 6 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#7 5 Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#7 5 Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#7 5 Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#7 5 Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#7 5 Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#7 5 Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#7 5 Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#7 5 Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#7 5 Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#7 5 Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#7 5 Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#7 5 Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#7 5 Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#7 5 Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#7 5 Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#7 5 Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#7 5 Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#7 5 Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#7 5 Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#7 5 Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#7 5 Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#7 5 Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#7 5 Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#7 5 Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#7 5 Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#7 5 Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#7 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#7 5 Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#7 5 Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#7 5 Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#7 5 Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#7 5 Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#7 5 Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#7 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#7 5 Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#42 3 Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#43 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#43 2 Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#43 2 Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#43 2 Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#43 2 Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#43 2 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#43 2 Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#43 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#43 2 Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#52 1 Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#52 1 Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#52 1 Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#52 1 Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#52 1 Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#52 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#52 1 Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#52 1 Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#52 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#52 1 Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#52 1 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#52 1 Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#52 1 Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#52 1 Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#52 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#52 1 Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#52 1 Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#52 1 Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#52 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#52 1 Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#52 1 Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#52 1 Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#52 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#52 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#52 1 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#52 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#52 1 Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#52 1 Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#52 1 Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#52 1 Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#52 1 Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#52 1 Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#52 1 Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#52 1 Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#52 1 Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#52 1 Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#52 1 Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#52 1 Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#52 1 Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#52 1 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#52 1 Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020]
#52 1 Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#52 1 Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#52 1 Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#52 1 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#52 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#52 1 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#52 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#52 1 Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#52 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#52 1 Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]
#52 1 Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#52 1 Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#52 1 Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#52 1 Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#52 1 Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#52 1 Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#52 1 Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#52 1 Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]
#52 1 Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#52 1 Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#52 1 Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#52 1 Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#52 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#52 1 Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#52 1 Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#52 1 Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#52 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#52 1 Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#52 1 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#52 1 Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#52 1 Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#52 1 Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#52 1 Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#52 1 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#52 1 Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#52 1 Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#52 1 Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#130 0 Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#130 0 Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#130 0 Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#130 0 Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#130 0 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50, 2013-2020]
#130 0 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#130 0 Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#130 0 Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#130 0 Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#130 0 Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#130 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#130 0 Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#130 0 Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#130 0 Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#130 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#130 0 Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#130 0 Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#130 0 Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#130 0 Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#130 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#130 0 Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
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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 2019) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.