List of United States Representatives in the 112th Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 112th United States Congress in order of seniority. For the most part, representatives are ranked by the beginning of their terms in office. Representatives whose terms begin the same day are ranked by seniority.

Representatives who return to the House after having previously served in the House are credited with service equal to one less than the number of terms they served. When a representative has served a prior term of less than two terms (i.e., prior term minus one equals less than one), he or she is ranked above all other whose service begins on the same day.

Committee chairmanship in the House is often associated with seniority, especially in the Democratic Caucus. The Republican leadership has a stronger hand in choosing chairmen and ranking minority members, and do so based on ideology and campaign fundraising.[1] However, party leadership is typically not associated with seniority.

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
1 John Dingell D MI-15 December 13, 1955 Dean of the House
2 John Conyers D MI-14 January 3, 1965 Ranking Member: Judiciary
Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus
3 Charles B. Rangel D NY-15 January 3, 1971
4 Bill Young R FL-10
5 Pete Stark D CA-13 January 3, 1973
6 Don Young R AK March 6, 1973
7 George Miller D CA-07 January 3, 1975 Ranking Member: Education and the Workforce
8 Henry Waxman D CA-30 Ranking Member: Energy and Commerce
9 Ed Markey D MA-07 November 2, 1976 Ranking Member: Natural Resources
10 Norm Dicks D WA-06 January 3, 1977 Ranking Member: Appropriations
11 Dale Kildee D MI-05
12 Nick Rahall D WV-03 Ranking Member: Transportation and Infrastructure
13 Jerry Lewis R CA-41 January 3, 1979
14 James Sensenbrenner R WI-05
15 Tom Petri R WI-06 April 3, 1979
16 David Dreier R CA-26 January 3, 1981 Chair: Rules
17 Barney Frank D MA-04 Ranking Member: Financial Services
18 Ralph Hall R TX-04 Chair: Science, Space and Technology
19 Hal Rogers R KY-05 Chair: Appropriations
20 Christopher Smith R NJ-04
21 Frank Wolf R VA-10
22 Steny Hoyer D MD-05 May 19, 1981 Minority Whip
23 Howard Berman D CA-28 January 3, 1983 Ranking Member: Foreign Affairs
24 Dan Burton R IN-05
25 Marcy Kaptur D OH-09 Most senior woman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
26 Sander Levin D MI-12 Ranking Member: Ways and Means
27 Ed Towns D NY-10
28 Gary Ackerman D NY-05 March 1, 1983
29 Joe Barton R TX-06 January 3, 1985
30 Howard Coble R NC-06
31 Pete Visclosky D IN-01
32 Peter DeFazio D OR-04 January 3, 1987
33 Elton Gallegly R CA-24
34 Wally Herger R CA-02
35 John Lewis D GA-05
36 Louise Slaughter D NY-28 Ranking Member: Rules
37 Lamar Smith R TX-21 Chair: Judiciary
38 Fred Upton R MI-06 Chair: Energy and Commerce
39 Nancy Pelosi D CA-08 June 2, 1987 Minority Leader
40 Jerry Costello D IL-12 August 9, 1988
41 Frank Pallone D NJ-06 November 8, 1988
42 John Duncan R TN-02
43 Eliot Engel D NY-17 January 3, 1989
44 Nita Lowey D NY-18
45 Jim McDermott D WA-07
46 Richard Neal D MA-02
47 Donald Payne D NJ-10
48 Dana Rohrabacher R CA-46
49 Cliff Stearns R FL-06
50 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R FL-18 August 29, 1989 Chair: Foreign Affairs
51 José Serrano D NY-16 March 21, 1990
52 Rob Andrews D NJ-01 November 6, 1990
53 Ron Paul R TX-14 January 3, 1997[2] Previously served from 1976 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1985.
54 David Price D NC-04 Previously served from 1987 to 1995.
55 John Boehner R OH-08 January 3, 1991 Speaker of the House
56 Dave Camp R MI-04 Chair: Ways and Means
57 Rosa DeLauro D CT-03
58 Jim Moran D VA-08
59 Collin Peterson D MN-07 Ranking Member: Agriculture
60 Maxine Waters D CA-35
61 Sam Johnson R TX-03 May 8, 1991
62 John Olver D MA-01 June 4, 1991
63 Ed Pastor D AZ-04 October 3, 1991
64 Jerrold Nadler D NY-08 November 3, 1992
65 Jim Cooper D TN-05 January 3, 2003[2] Previously served from 1983 to 1995.
66 Spencer Bachus R AL-06 January 3, 1993 Chair: Financial Services
67 Roscoe Bartlett R MD-06
68 Xavier Becerra D CA-31
69 Sanford Bishop D GA-02
70 Corrine Brown D FL-03
71 Ken Calvert R CA-44
72 Jim Clyburn D SC-06 Assistant Minority Leader
73 Anna Eshoo D CA-14
74 Bob Filner D CA-51 Ranking Member: Veterans' Affairs
75 Bob Goodlatte R VA-06
76 Gene Green D TX-29
77 Luis Gutiérrez D IL-04
78 Alcee Hastings D FL-23
79 Maurice Hinchey D NY-22
80 Tim Holden D PA-17
81 Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX-30 Ranking Member: Science, Space and Technology
82 Peter King R NY-03 Chair: Homeland Security
83 Jack Kingston R GA-01
84 Buck McKeon R CA-25 Chair: Armed Services
85 Carolyn Maloney D NY-14
86 Donald Manzullo R IL-16
87 John Mica R FL-07 Chair: Transportation and Infrastructure
88 Lucille Roybal-Allard D CA-34
89 Ed Royce R CA-40
90 Bobby Rush D IL-01
91 Bobby Scott D VA-03
92 Nydia Velázquez D NY-12 Ranking Member: Small Business
93 Mel Watt D NC-12
94 Lynn Woolsey D CA-06
95 Bennie Thompson D MS-02 April 13, 1993 Ranking Member: Homeland Security
96 Sam Farr D CA-17 June 8, 1993
97 Frank Lucas R OK-03 May 10, 1994 Chair: Agriculture
98 Lloyd Doggett D TX-25 January 3, 1995
99 Mike Doyle D PA-14
100 Chaka Fattah D PA-02
101 Rodney Frelinghuysen R NJ-11
102 Doc Hastings R WA-04 Chair: Natural Resources
103 Sheila Jackson-Lee D TX-18
104 Walter B. Jones R NC-03
105 Tom Latham R IA-04
106 Steven LaTourette R OH-14
107 Frank LoBiondo R NJ-02
108 Zoe Lofgren D CA-16 Ranking Member: Ethics
109 Sue Myrick R NC-09
110 Mac Thornberry R TX-13
111 Ed Whitfield R KY-01
112 Jesse Jackson, Jr. D IL-02 December 12, 1995
113 Elijah Cummings D MD-07 April 16, 1996 Ranking Member: Oversight and Government Reform
114 Earl Blumenauer D OR-03 May 21, 1996
115 Jo Ann Emerson R MO-08 November 5, 1996
116 Jane Harman D CA-36 January 3, 2001[2] Previously served from 1993 to 1999.
117 Dan Lungren R CA-03 January 3, 2005[2] Previously served from 1979 to 1989.
Chair: House Administration
118 Robert Aderholt R AL-04 January 3, 1997
119 Leonard Boswell D IA-03
120 Kevin Brady R TX-08
121 Danny Davis D IL-07
122 Diana DeGette D CO-01
123 Kay Granger R TX-12
124 Rubén Hinojosa D TX-15
125 Ron Kind D WI-03
126 Dennis Kucinich D OH-10
127 Carolyn McCarthy D NY-04
128 Jim McGovern D MA-03
129 Mike McIntyre D NC-07
130 Bill Pascrell D NJ-08
131 Joe Pitts R PA-16
132 Silvestre Reyes D TX-16 Ranking Member: Intelligence
133 Steven Rothman D NJ-09
134 Loretta Sanchez D CA-47
135 Pete Sessions R TX-32
136 Brad Sherman D CA-27
137 John Shimkus R IL-19
138 Adam Smith D WA-09 Ranking Member: Armed Services
139 John Tierney D MA-06
140 Gregory Meeks D NY-06 February 3, 1998
141 Lois Capps D CA-23 March 10, 1998
142 Mary Bono Mack R CA-45 April 7, 1998
143 Barbara Lee D CA-09
144 Robert Brady D PA-01 May 19, 1998 Ranking Member: House Administration
145 Jay Inslee D WA-01 January 3, 1999 Previously served from 1993 to 1995.
146 Steve Chabot R OH-01 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 1995 to 2009.
147 Tammy Baldwin D WI-02 January 3, 1999
148 Shelley Berkley D NV-01
149 Judy Biggert R IL-13
150 Mike Capuano D MA-08
151 Joe Crowley D NY-07
152 Charlie Gonzalez D TX-20
153 Rush D. Holt D NJ-12
154 John Larson D CT-01 Democratic Caucus Chairman
155 Gary Miller R CA-42
156 Grace Napolitano D CA-38
157 Paul Ryan R WI-01 Chair: Budget
158 Jan Schakowsky D IL-09
159 Mike Simpson R ID-02
160 Lee Terry R NE-02
161 Mike Thompson D CA-01
162 Greg Walden R OR-02
163 Anthony Weiner D NY-09
164 David Wu D OR-01
165 Joe Baca D CA-43 November 16, 1999
166 Charles Bass R NH-02 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 1995 to 2007.
167 Brian Bilbray R CA-50 June 6, 2006[2] Previously served from 1995 to 2001.
168 Todd Akin R MO-02 January 3, 2001
169 Eric Cantor R VA-07 Majority Leader
170 Shelley Moore Capito R WV-02
171 William Lacy Clay D MO-01
172 Ander Crenshaw R FL-04
173 John Culberson R TX-07
174 Susan Davis D CA-53
175 Jeff Flake R AZ-06
176 Sam Graves R MO-06 Chair: Small Business
177 Mike Honda D CA-15
178 Steve Israel D NY-02
179 Darrell Issa R CA-49 Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
180 Timothy Johnson R IL-15
181 James Langevin D RI-02
182 Rick Larsen D WA-02
183 Betty McCollum D MN-04
184 Jim Matheson D UT-02
185 Mike Pence R IN-06
186 Todd Platts R PA-19
187 Denny Rehberg R MT
188 Mike Rogers R MI-08 Chair: Intelligence
189 Mike Ross D AR-04
190 Adam Schiff D CA-29
191 Patrick Tiberi R OH-12
192 Bill Shuster R PA-09 May 15, 2001
193 Randy Forbes R VA-04 June 19, 2001
194 Stephen Lynch D MA-09 October 16, 2001
195 Jeff Miller R FL-01 Chair: Veterans' Affairs
196 Joe Wilson R SC-02 December 18, 2001
197 John Sullivan R OK-01 February 15, 2002
198 Rodney Alexander R LA-05 January 3, 2003
199 Rob Bishop R UT-01
200 Tim Bishop D NY-01
201 Marsha Blackburn R TN-07
202 Jo Bonner R AL-01 Chair: Ethics
203 Michael Burgess R TX-26
204 Dennis Cardoza D CA-18
205 John Carter R TX-31
206 Tom Cole R OK-04
207 Mario Diaz-Balart R FL-21
208 Trent Franks R AZ-02
209 Scott Garrett R NJ-05
210 Jim Gerlach R PA-06
211 Phil Gingrey R GA-11
212 Raúl Grijalva D AZ-07
213 Jeb Hensarling R TX-05 Republican Conference Chairman
214 Steve King R IA-05
215 John Kline R MN-02 Chair: Education and the Workforce
216 Thaddeus McCotter R MI-11
217 Mike Michaud D ME-02
218 Brad Miller D NC-13
219 Candice Miller R MI-10
220 Tim Murphy R PA-18
221 Devin Nunes R CA-21
222 Mike D. Rogers R AL-03
223 Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-02
224 Tim Ryan D OH-17
225 Linda Sánchez D CA-39
226 David Scott D GA-13
227 Michael Turner R OH-03
228 Chris Van Hollen D MD-08 Ranking Member: Budget
229 Randy Neugebauer R TX-19 June 3, 2003
230 Ben Chandler D KY-06 February 17, 2004
231 G. K. Butterfield D NC-01 July 20, 2004
232 John Barrow D GA-12 January 3, 2005
233 Dan Boren D OK-02
234 Charles Boustany R LA-07
235 Russ Carnahan D MO-03
236 Emanuel Cleaver D MO-05
237 Mike Conaway R TX-11
238 Jim Costa D CA-20
239 Henry Cuellar D TX-28
240 Geoff Davis R KY-04
241 Charlie Dent R PA-15
242 Jeff Fortenberry R NE-01
243 Virginia Foxx R NC-05
244 Louie Gohmert R TX-01
245 Al Green D TX-09
246 Brian Higgins D NY-27
247 Dan Lipinski D IL-03
248 Mike McCaul R TX-10
249 Patrick McHenry R NC-10
250 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R WA-05
251 Connie Mack IV R FL-14
252 Kenny Marchant R TX-24
253 Gwen Moore D WI-04
254 Ted Poe R TX-02
255 Tom Price R GA-06
256 Dave Reichert R WA-08
257 Allyson Schwartz D PA-13
258 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL-20
259 Lynn Westmoreland R GA-03
260 Doris Matsui D CA-05 March 8, 2005
261 Jean Schmidt R OH-02 August 2, 2005
262 John Campbell R CA-48 December 6, 2005
263 Albio Sires D NJ-13 November 13, 2006
264 Steve Pearce R NM-02 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 2003 to 2009.
265 Jason Altmire D PA-04 January 3, 2007
266 Michele Bachmann R MN-06
267 Gus Bilirakis R FL-09
268 Bruce Braley D IA-01
269 Vern Buchanan R FL-13
270 Kathy Castor D FL-11
271 Yvette D. Clarke D NY-11
272 Steve Cohen D TN-09
273 Joe Courtney D CT-02
274 Joe Donnelly D IN-02
275 Keith Ellison D MN-05
276 Gabrielle Giffords D AZ-08
277 Dean Heller R NV-02
278 Mazie Hirono D HI-02
279 Hank Johnson D GA-04
280 Jim Jordan R OH-04
281 Doug Lamborn R CO-05
282 Dave Loebsack D IA-02
283 Kevin McCarthy R CA-22 Majority Whip
284 Jerry McNerney D CA-11
285 Christopher Murphy D CT-05
286 Ed Perlmutter D CO-07
287 Peter Roskam R IL-06
288 John Sarbanes D MD-03
289 Heath Shuler D NC-11
290 Adrian Smith R NE-03
291 Betty Sutton D OH-13
292 Tim Walz D MN-01
293 Peter Welch D VT
294 John Yarmuth D KY-03
295 Paul Broun R GA-10 July 17, 2007
296 Laura Richardson D CA-37 August 21, 2007
297 Niki Tsongas D MA-05 October 16, 2007
298 Bob Latta R OH-05 December 11, 2007
299 Rob Wittman R VA-01
300 André Carson D IN-07 March 11, 2008
301 Jackie Speier D CA-12 April 8, 2008
302 Steve Scalise R LA-01 May 3, 2008
303 Donna Edwards D MD-04 June 17, 2008
304 Marcia Fudge D OH-11 November 18, 2008
305 Steve Austria R OH-07 January 3, 2009
306 Bill Cassidy R LA-06
307 Jason Chaffetz R UT-03
308 Mike Coffman R CO-06
309 Gerry Connolly D VA-11
310 John C. Fleming R LA-04
311 Brett Guthrie R KY-02
312 Gregg Harper R MS-03
313 Martin Heinrich D NM-01
314 Jim Himes D CT-04
315 Duncan D. Hunter R CA-52
316 Lynn Jenkins R KS-02
317 Larry Kissell D NC-08
318 Leonard Lance R NJ-07
319 Chris Lee R NY-26
320 Blaine Luetkemeyer R MO-09
321 Ben R. Luján D NM-03
322 Cynthia Lummis R WY
323 Tom McClintock R CA-04
324 Pete Olson R TX-22
325 Erik Paulsen R MN-03
326 Gary Peters D MI-09
327 Chellie Pingree D ME-01
328 Jared Polis D CO-02
329 Bill Posey R FL-15
330 Phil Roe R TN-01
331 Tom Rooney R FL-16
332 Aaron Schock R IL-18
333 Kurt Schrader D OR-05
334 Glenn Thompson R PA-05
335 Paul Tonko D NY-21
336 Michael Quigley D IL-05 April 7, 2009
337 Judy Chu D CA-32 July 14, 2009
338 John Garamendi D CA-10 November 3, 2009
339 Bill Owens D NY-23
340 Ted Deutch D FL-19 April 13, 2010
341 Mark Critz D PA-12 May 18, 2010
342 Tom Graves R GA-9 June 8, 2010
343 Tom Reed R NY-29 November 2, 2010
344 Marlin Stutzman R IN-03
345 Mike Fitzpatrick R PA-08 January 3, 2011 Previously served from 2005 to 2007.
346 Tim Walberg R MI-07 Previously served from 2007 to 2009.
347 Sandy Adams R FL-24
348 Justin Amash R MI-03
349 Lou Barletta R PA-11
350 Karen Bass D CA-33
351 Dan Benishek R MI-01
352 Rick Berg R ND
353 Diane Black R TN-06
354 Mo Brooks R AL-05
355 Larry Bucshon R IN-08
356 Ann Marie Buerkle R NY-25
357 Quico Canseco R TX-23
358 John Carney D DE
359 David Cicilline D RI-01
360 Hansen Clarke D MI-13
361 Chip Cravaack R MN-08
362 Rick Crawford R AR-01
363 Jeff Denham R CA-19
364 Scott DesJarlais R TN-04
365 Bob Dold R IL-10
366 Sean Duffy R WI-07
367 Jeff Duncan R SC-03
368 Renee Ellmers R NC-02
369 Blake Farenthold R TX-27
370 Stephen Fincher R TN-08
371 Chuck Fleischmann R TN-03
372 Bill Flores R TX-17
373 Cory Gardner R CO-04
374 Bob Gibbs R OH-18
375 Chris Gibson R NY-20
376 Paul Gosar R AZ-01
377 Trey Gowdy R SC-04
378 Tim Griffin R AR-02
379 Morgan Griffith R VA-09
380 Michael Grimm R NY-13
381 Frank Guinta R NH-01
382 Colleen Hanabusa D HI-01
383 Richard Hanna R NY-24
384 Andy Harris R MD-01
385 Vicky Hartzler R MO-04
386 Nan Hayworth R NY-19
387 Joe Heck R NV-03
388 Jaime Herrera R WA-03
389 Tim Huelskamp R KS-01
390 Bill Huizenga R MI-02
391 Randy Hultgren R IL-14
392 Robert Hurt R VA-05
393 Bill Johnson R OH-06
394 Bill Keating D MA-10
395 Mike Kelly R PA-03
396 Adam Kinzinger R IL-11
397 Raúl Labrador R ID-01
398 Jeff Landry R LA-03
399 James Lankford R OK-05
400 Billy Long R MO-07
401 David McKinley R WV-01
402 Tom Marino R PA-10
403 Pat Meehan R PA-07
404 Mick Mulvaney R SC-05
405 Kristi Noem R SD
406 Rich Nugent R FL-05
407 Alan Nunnelee R MS-01
408 Steven Palazzo R MS-04
409 Mike Pompeo R KS-04
410 Ben Quayle R AZ-03
411 Jim Renacci R OH-16
412 Reid Ribble R WI-08
413 Cedric Richmond D LA-02
414 Scott Rigell R VA-02
415 David Rivera R FL-25
416 Martha Roby R AL-02
417 Todd Rokita R IN-04
418 Dennis Ross R FL-12
419 Jon Runyan R NJ-03
420 Bobby Schilling R IL-17
421 David Schweikert R AZ-05
422 Austin Scott R GA-08
423 Tim Scott R SC-01
424 Terri Sewell D AL-07
425 Steve Southerland R FL-02
426 Steve Stivers R OH-15
427 Scott Tipton R CO-03
428 Joe Walsh R IL-08
429 Daniel Webster R FL-08
430 Allen West R FL-22
431 Frederica Wilson D FL-17
432 Steve Womack R AR-03
433 Rob Woodall R GA-07
434 Kevin Yoder R KS-03
435 Todd Young R IN-09
Kathy Hochul D NY-26 March 24, 2011
Janice Hahn D CA-36 June 12, 2011
Mark Amodei R NV-02 September 13, 2011
Bob Turner R NY-09
Suzanne Bonamici D OR-01 January 31, 2012
Ron Barber D AZ-08 June 12, 2012
David Curson D MI-11 November 6, 2012
Suzan DelBene D WA-01
Thomas Massie R KY-04
Donald Payne Jr. D NJ-10

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ House Seniority and Committee Leadership
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Members elected with substantial prior service receive credit for part of that service when calculating seniority.

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