List of current members of the United States House of Representatives by seniority

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This is a complete list of current members of the U.S. House of Representatives based on 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 alphabetically by last name.

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. For example, Rep. Steve Chabot had previously served seven terms, from 1995 to 2009, when he was once again elected in 2010. Instead of holding seniority with others whose terms began January 3, 2011, he was credited with six terms, and holds seniority above all representatives whose terms began January 3, 1999, and after. When a representative has served a prior term of fewer than two terms (i.e., prior term minus one equals less than one), he or she is ranked above all others whose service begins on the same day.[citation needed]

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 does so based on voting records and campaign fundraising.[1] However, party leadership is not strictly associated with seniority.

Florida's 19th congressional district, New Jersey's 1st congressional district and North Carolina's 12th congressional district are currently vacant.

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Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
1 John Dingell D MI-12 December 13, 1955 Dean of the House;
Longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history
2 John Conyers D MI-13 January 3, 1965 Ranking Member: Judiciary
3 Charles B. Rangel D NY-13 January 3, 1971
4 Don Young R AK March 6, 1973
5 George Miller D CA-11 January 3, 1975 Ranking Member: Education and the Workforce
6 Henry Waxman D CA-33 Ranking Member: Energy and Commerce
7 Nick Rahall D WV-03 January 3, 1977 Ranking Member: Transportation and Infrastructure
8 James Sensenbrenner R WI-05 January 3, 1979
9 Tom Petri R WI-06 April 3, 1979
10 Ralph Hall R TX-04 January 3, 1981
11 Hal Rogers R KY-05 Chair: Appropriations
12 Christopher Smith R NJ-04
13 Frank Wolf R VA-10
14 Steny Hoyer D MD-05 May 19, 1981 Minority Whip
15 Marcy Kaptur D OH-09 January 3, 1983
16 Sander Levin D MI-09 Ranking Member: Ways and Means
17 Joe Barton R TX-06 January 3, 1985
18 Howard Coble R NC-06
19 Pete Visclosky D IN-01
20 Peter DeFazio D OR-04 January 3, 1987 Ranking Member: Natural Resources
21 John Lewis D GA-05
22 Louise Slaughter D NY-25 Ranking Member: Rules
23 Lamar Smith R TX-21 Chair: Science, Space and Technology
24 Fred Upton R MI-06 Chair: Energy and Commerce
25 Nancy Pelosi D CA-12 June 2, 1987 Minority Leader
26 Frank Pallone D NJ-06 November 8, 1988
27 John Duncan R TN-02
28 Eliot Engel D NY-16 January 3, 1989 Ranking Member: Foreign Affairs
29 Nita Lowey D NY-17 Ranking Member: Appropriations
30 Jim McDermott D WA-07
31 Richard Neal D MA-01
32 Dana Rohrabacher R CA-48
33 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R FL-27 August 29, 1989
34 José Serrano D NY-15 March 20, 1990
35 David Price D NC-04 January 3, 1997[2] Previously served from 1987 to 1995
36 John Boehner R OH-08 January 3, 1991 Speaker of the House
37 Dave Camp R MI-04 Chair: Ways and Means
38 Rosa DeLauro D CT-03
39 Jim Moran D VA-08
40 Collin Peterson D MN-07 Ranking Member: Agriculture
41 Maxine Waters D CA-43 Ranking Member: Financial Services
42 Sam Johnson R TX-03 May 8, 1991
43 Ed Pastor D AZ-07 September 24, 1991
44 Jerrold Nadler D NY-10 November 3, 1992
45 Jim Cooper D TN-05 January 3, 2003[2] Previously served from 1983 to 1995
46 Spencer Bachus R AL-06 January 3, 1993
47 Xavier Becerra D CA-34 Democratic Caucus Chairman
48 Sanford Bishop D GA-02
49 Corrine Brown D FL-05
50 Ken Calvert R CA-42
51 Jim Clyburn D SC-06 Assistant Minority Leader
52 Anna Eshoo D CA-18
53 Bob Goodlatte R VA-06 Chair: Judiciary
54 Gene Green D TX-29
55 Luis Gutiérrez D IL-04
56 Alcee Hastings D FL-20
57 Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX-30 Ranking Member: Science, Space and Technology
58 Peter King R NY-02
59 Jack Kingston R GA-01
60 Carolyn Maloney D NY-12
61 Buck McKeon R CA-25 Chair: Armed Services
62 John Mica R FL-07
63 Lucille Roybal-Allard D CA-40
64 Ed Royce R CA-39 Chair: Foreign Affairs
65 Bobby Rush D IL-01
66 Bobby Scott D VA-03
67 Nydia Velázquez D NY-07 Ranking Member: Small Business
68 Bennie Thompson D MS-02 April 13, 1993 Ranking Member: Homeland Security
69 Sam Farr D CA-20 June 8, 1993
70 Frank Lucas R OK-03 May 10, 1994 Chair: Agriculture
71 Lloyd Doggett D TX-35 January 3, 1995
72 Mike Doyle D PA-14
73 Chaka Fattah D PA-02
74 Rodney Frelinghuysen R NJ-11
75 Doc Hastings R WA-04 Chair: Natural Resources
76 Sheila Jackson-Lee D TX-18
77 Walter B. Jones R NC-03
78 Tom Latham R IA-03
79 Frank LoBiondo R NJ-02
80 Zoe Lofgren D CA-19
81 Mac Thornberry R TX-13
82 Ed Whitfield R KY-01
83 Elijah Cummings D MD-07 April 16, 1996 Ranking Member: Oversight and Government Reform
84 Earl Blumenauer D OR-03 May 21, 1996
85 Robert Aderholt R AL-04 January 3, 1997
86 Kevin Brady R TX-08
87 Danny Davis D IL-07
88 Diana DeGette D CO-01
89 Kay Granger R TX-12
90 Rubén Hinojosa D TX-15
91 Ron Kind D WI-03
92 Carolyn McCarthy D NY-04
93 Jim McGovern D MA-02
94 Mike McIntyre D NC-07
95 Bill Pascrell D NJ-09
96 Joe Pitts R PA-16
97 Loretta Sanchez D CA-46
98 Pete Sessions R TX-32 Chair: Rules
99 Brad Sherman D CA-30
100 John Shimkus R IL-15
101 Adam Smith D WA-09 Ranking Member: Armed Services
102 John Tierney D MA-06
103 Gregory Meeks D NY-05 February 3, 1998
104 Lois Capps D CA-24 March 10, 1998
105 Barbara Lee D CA-13 April 7, 1998
106 Robert Brady D PA-01 May 19, 1998 Ranking Member: House Administration
107 Steve Chabot R OH-01 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 1995 to 2009
108 Mike Capuano D MA-07 January 3, 1999
109 Joe Crowley D NY-14
110 Rush D. Holt D NJ-12
111 John Larson D CT-01
112 Gary Miller R CA-31
113 Grace Napolitano D CA-32
114 Paul Ryan R WI-01 Chair: Budget
115 Jan Schakowsky D IL-09
116 Mike Simpson R ID-02
117 Lee Terry R NE-02
118 Mike Thompson D CA-05
119 Greg Walden R OR-02
120 Eric Cantor R VA-07 January 3, 2001 Majority Leader
121 Shelley Moore Capito R WV-02
122 William Lacy Clay D MO-01
123 Ander Crenshaw R FL-04
124 John Culberson R TX-07
125 Susan Davis D CA-53
126 Sam Graves R MO-06 Chair: Small Business
127 Mike Honda D CA-17
128 Steve Israel D NY-03
129 Darrell Issa R CA-49 Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
130 James Langevin D RI-02
131 Rick Larsen D WA-02
132 Jim Matheson D UT-04
133 Betty McCollum D MN-04
134 Mike Rogers R MI-08 Chair: Intelligence
135 Adam Schiff D CA-28
136 Patrick Tiberi R OH-12
137 Bill Shuster R PA-09 May 15, 2001 Chair: Transportation and Infrastructure
138 Randy Forbes R VA-04 June 19, 2001
139 Stephen Lynch D MA-08 October 16, 2001
140 Jeff Miller R FL-01 Chair: Veterans' Affairs
141 Joe Wilson R SC-02 December 18, 2001
142 Rob Bishop R UT-01 January 3, 2003
143 Tim Bishop D NY-01
144 Marsha Blackburn R TN-07
145 Michael Burgess R TX-26
146 John Carter R TX-31
147 Tom Cole R OK-04
148 Mario Diaz-Balart R FL-25
149 Trent Franks R AZ-08
150 Scott Garrett R NJ-05
151 Jim Gerlach R PA-06
152 Phil Gingrey R GA-11
153 Raúl Grijalva D AZ-03
154 Jeb Hensarling R TX-05 Chair: Financial Services
155 Steve King R IA-04
156 John Kline R MN-02 Chair: Education and the Workforce
157 Mike Michaud D ME-02 Ranking Member: Veterans' Affairs
158 Candice Miller R MI-10 Chair: House Administration
159 Tim Murphy R PA-18
160 Devin Nunes R CA-22
161 Mike D. Rogers R AL-03
162 Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-02 Ranking Member: Intelligence
163 Tim Ryan D OH-13
164 Linda Sánchez D CA-38 Ranking Member: Ethics
165 David Scott D GA-13
166 Michael Turner R OH-10
167 Chris Van Hollen D MD-08 Ranking Member: Budget
168 Randy Neugebauer R TX-19 June 3, 2003
169 G. K. Butterfield D NC-01 July 20, 2004
170 John Barrow D GA-12 January 3, 2005
171 Charles Boustany R LA-03
172 Emanuel Cleaver D MO-05
173 Mike Conaway R TX-11 Chair: Ethics
174 Jim Costa D CA-16
175 Henry Cuellar D TX-28
176 Charlie Dent R PA-15
177 Jeff Fortenberry R NE-01
178 Virginia Foxx R NC-05
179 Louie Gohmert R TX-01
180 Al Green D TX-09
181 Brian Higgins D NY-26
182 Dan Lipinski D IL-03
183 Kenny Marchant R TX-24
184 Michael McCaul R TX-10 Chair: Homeland Security
185 Patrick McHenry R NC-10
186 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R WA-05 Republican Conference Chairwoman
187 Gwen Moore D WI-04
188 Ted Poe R TX-02
189 Tom Price R GA-06
190 Dave Reichert R WA-08
191 Allyson Schwartz D PA-13
192 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL-23
193 Lynn Westmoreland R GA-03
194 Doris Matsui D CA-06 March 8, 2005
195 John Campbell R CA-45 December 6, 2005
196 Albio Sires D NJ-08 November 7, 2006
197 Steve Pearce R NM-02 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 2003 to 2009
198 Michele Bachmann R MN-06 January 3, 2007
199 Gus Bilirakis R FL-12
200 Bruce Braley D IA-01
201 Vern Buchanan R FL-16
202 Kathy Castor D FL-14
203 Yvette D. Clarke D NY-09
204 Steve Cohen D TN-09
205 Joe Courtney D CT-02
206 Keith Ellison D MN-05
207 Hank Johnson D GA-04
208 Jim Jordan R OH-04
209 Doug Lamborn R CO-05
210 Dave Loebsack D IA-02
211 Kevin McCarthy R CA-23 Majority Whip
212 Jerry McNerney D CA-09
213 Ed Perlmutter D CO-07
214 Peter Roskam R IL-06
215 John Sarbanes D MD-03
216 Adrian Smith R NE-03
217 Tim Walz D MN-01
218 Peter Welch D VT
219 John Yarmuth D KY-03
220 Paul Broun R GA-10 July 17, 2007
221 Niki Tsongas D MA-03 October 16, 2007
222 Bob Latta R OH-05 December 11, 2007
223 Rob Wittman R VA-01
224 André Carson D IN-07 March 11, 2008
225 Jackie Speier D CA-14 April 8, 2008
226 Steve Scalise R LA-01 May 3, 2008
227 Donna Edwards D MD-04 June 17, 2008
228 Marcia Fudge D OH-11 November 18, 2008
229 Rick Nolan D MN-08 January 3, 2013[2] Previously served from 1975 to 1981
230 Matt Salmon R AZ-05 Previously served from 1995 to 2001
231 Mark Sanford R SC-01 May 7, 2013
232 Bill Cassidy R LA-06 January 3, 2009
233 Jason Chaffetz R UT-03
234 Mike Coffman R CO-06
235 Gerry Connolly D VA-11
236 John C. Fleming R LA-04
237 Brett Guthrie R KY-02
238 Gregg Harper R MS-03
239 Jim Himes D CT-04
240 Duncan D. Hunter R CA-50
241 Lynn Jenkins R KS-02
242 Leonard Lance R NJ-07
243 Blaine Luetkemeyer R MO-03
244 Ben R. Luján D NM-03
245 Cynthia Lummis R WY
246 Tom McClintock R CA-04
247 Pete Olson R TX-22
248 Erik Paulsen R MN-03
249 Gary Peters D MI-14
250 Chellie Pingree D ME-01
251 Jared Polis D CO-02
252 Bill Posey R FL-08
253 Phil Roe R TN-01
254 Tom Rooney R FL-17
255 Aaron Schock R IL-18
256 Kurt Schrader D OR-05
257 Glenn Thompson R PA-05
258 Paul Tonko D NY-20
259 Michael Quigley D IL-05 April 7, 2009
260 Judy Chu D CA-27 July 14, 2009
261 John Garamendi D CA-03 November 3, 2009
262 Bill Owens D NY-21
263 Ted Deutch D FL-21 April 13, 2010
264 Tom Graves R GA-14 June 8, 2010
265 Tom Reed R NY-23 November 2, 2010
266 Marlin Stutzman R IN-03
267 Mike Fitzpatrick R PA-08 January 3, 2011 Previously served from 2005 to 2007
268 Carol Shea-Porter D NH-01 January 3, 2013[2] Previously served from 2007 to 2011
269 Tim Walberg R MI-07 January 3, 2011 Previously served from 2007 to 2009
270 Bill Foster D IL-11 January 3, 2013 Previously served from 2008 to 2011
271 Justin Amash R MI-03 January 3, 2011
272 Lou Barletta R PA-11
273 Karen Bass D CA-37
274 Dan Benishek R MI-01
275 Diane Black R TN-06
276 Mo Brooks R AL-05
277 Larry Bucshon R IN-08
278 John Carney D DE
279 David Cicilline D RI-01
280 Rick Crawford R AR-01
281 Jeff Denham R CA-10
282 Scott DesJarlais R TN-04
283 Sean Duffy R WI-07
284 Jeff Duncan R SC-03
285 Renee Ellmers R NC-02
286 Blake Farenthold R TX-27
287 Stephen Fincher R TN-08
288 Chuck Fleischmann R TN-03
289 Bill Flores R TX-17
290 Cory Gardner R CO-04
291 Bob Gibbs R OH-07
292 Chris Gibson R NY-19
293 Paul Gosar R AZ-04
294 Trey Gowdy R SC-04
295 Tim Griffin R AR-02
296 Morgan Griffith R VA-09
297 Michael Grimm R NY-11
298 Colleen Hanabusa D HI-01
299 Richard Hanna R NY-22
300 Andy Harris R MD-01
301 Vicky Hartzler R MO-04
302 Joe Heck R NV-03
303 Jaime Herrera Beutler R WA-03
304 Tim Huelskamp R KS-01
305 Bill Huizenga R MI-02
306 Randy Hultgren R IL-14
307 Robert Hurt R VA-05
308 Bill Johnson R OH-06
309 Bill Keating D MA-09
310 Mike Kelly R PA-03
311 Adam Kinzinger R IL-16
312 Raúl Labrador R ID-01
313 James Lankford R OK-05
314 Billy Long R MO-07
315 Tom Marino R PA-10
316 David McKinley R WV-01
317 Pat Meehan R PA-07
318 Mick Mulvaney R SC-05
319 Kristi Noem R SD
320 Rich Nugent R FL-11
321 Alan Nunnelee R MS-01
322 Steven Palazzo R MS-04
323 Mike Pompeo R KS-04
324 Jim Renacci R OH-16
325 Reid Ribble R WI-08
326 Cedric Richmond D LA-02
327 Scott Rigell R VA-02
328 Martha Roby R AL-02
329 Todd Rokita R IN-04
330 Dennis Ross R FL-15
331 Jon Runyan R NJ-03
332 David Schweikert R AZ-06
333 Austin Scott R GA-08
334 Terri Sewell D AL-07
335 Steve Southerland R FL-02
336 Steve Stivers R OH-15
337 Scott Tipton R CO-03
338 Daniel Webster R FL-10
339 Frederica Wilson D FL-24
340 Steve Womack R AR-03
341 Rob Woodall R GA-07
342 Kevin Yoder R KS-03
343 Todd Young R IN-09
344 Janice Hahn D CA-44 July 12, 2011
345 Mark Amodei R NV-02 September 13, 2011
346 Suzanne Bonamici D OR-01 January 31, 2012
347 Ron Barber D AZ-02 June 12, 2012
348 Suzan DelBene D WA-01 November 6, 2012
349 Thomas Massie R KY-04
350 Donald Payne, Jr. D NJ-10
351 Alan Grayson D FL-09 January 3, 2013 Previously served from 2009 to 2011
352 Ann Kirkpatrick D AZ-01
353 Dan Maffei D NY-24
354 Steve Stockman R TX-36 Previously served from 1995 to 1997
355 Dina Titus D NV-01 Previously served from 2009 to 2011
356 Andy Barr R KY-06
357 Joyce Beatty D OH-03
358 Kerry Bentivolio R MI-11
359 Ami Bera D CA-07
360 Jim Bridenstine R OK-01
361 Susan Brooks R IN-05
362 Julia Brownley D CA-26
363 Cheri Bustos D IL-17
364 Tony Cardenas D CA-29
365 Matt Cartwright D PA-17
366 Joaquin Castro D TX-20
367 Chris Collins R NY-27
368 Doug Collins R GA-09
369 Paul Cook R CA-08
370 Tom Cotton R AR-04
371 Kevin Cramer R ND
372 Steve Daines R MT
373 Rodney Davis R IL-13
374 John Delaney D MD-06
375 Ron DeSantis R FL-06
376 Tammy Duckworth D IL-08
377 William Enyart D IL-12
378 Elizabeth Esty D CT-05
379 Lois Frankel D FL-22
380 Tulsi Gabbard D HI-02
381 Pete Gallego D TX-23
382 Joe Garcia D FL-26
383 Dennis Heck D WA-10
384 George Holding R NC-13
385 Steve Horsford D NV-04
386 Richard Hudson R NC-08
387 Jared Huffman D CA-02
388 Hakeem Jeffries D NY-08
389 David Joyce R OH-14
390 Joseph Kennedy III D MA-04
391 Dan Kildee D MI-05
392 Derek Kilmer D WA-06
393 Ann McLane Kuster D NH-02
394 Doug LaMalfa R CA-01
395 Alan Lowenthal D CA-47
396 Michelle Lujan Grisham D NM-01
397 Sean Patrick Maloney D NY-18
398 Gloria Negrete McLeod D CA-35
399 Mark Meadows R NC-11
400 Grace Meng D NY-06
401 Luke Messer R IN-06
402 Markwayne Mullin R OK-02
403 Patrick Murphy D FL-18
404 Beto O'Rourke D TX-16
405 Scott Perry R PA-04
406 Scott Peters D CA-52
407 Robert Pittenger R NC-09
408 Mark Pocan D WI-02
409 Tom Rice R SC-07
410 Keith Rothfus R PA-12
411 Raul Ruiz D CA-36
412 Brad Schneider D IL-10
413 Kyrsten Sinema D AZ-09
414 Chris Stewart R UT-02
415 Eric Swalwell D CA-15
416 Mark Takano D CA-41
417 David Valadao R CA-21
418 Juan Vargas D CA-51
419 Marc Veasey D TX-33
420 Filemon Vela D TX-34
421 Ann Wagner R MO-02
422 Jackie Walorski R IN-02
423 Randy Weber R TX-14
424 Brad Wenstrup R OH-02
425 Roger Williams R TX-25
426 Ted Yoho R FL-03
427 Robin Kelly D IL-02 April 9, 2013
428 Jason Smith R MO-08 June 4, 2013
429 Vance McAllister R LA-05 November 16, 2013
430 Katherine Clark D MA-05 December 10, 2013
431 Bradley Byrne R AL-01 December 17, 2013
432 David Jolly R FL-13 March 11, 2014

Delegates[edit]

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
1 Eni Faleomavaega D AS January 3, 1989
2 Eleanor Holmes Norton D DC January 3, 1991
3 Donna Christian-Christensen D VI January 3, 1997
4 Madeleine Bordallo D GU January 3, 2003
5 Pedro Pierluisi NPP/D PR January 3, 2009
6 Gregorio Sablan D NMI

Notes[edit]

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

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