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.

New York's 11th congressional district is currently vacant.

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Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
1 John Conyers D MI-13 January 3, 1965 Dean of the House
Ranking Member: Judiciary
2 Charles B. Rangel D NY-13 January 3, 1971
3 Don Young R AK March 6, 1973
4 James Sensenbrenner R WI-05 January 3, 1979
5 Hal Rogers R KY-05 January 3, 1981 Chair: Appropriations
6 Christopher Smith R NJ-04
7 Steny Hoyer D MD-05 May 19, 1981 Minority Whip
8 Marcy Kaptur D OH-09 January 3, 1983
9 Sander Levin D MI-09 Ranking Member: Ways and Means
10 Joe Barton R TX-06 January 3, 1985
11 Pete Visclosky D IN-01
12 Peter DeFazio D OR-04 January 3, 1987 Ranking Member: Transportation and Infrastructure
13 John Lewis D GA-05
14 Louise Slaughter D NY-25 Ranking Member: Rules
15 Lamar Smith R TX-21 Chair: Science, Space and Technology
16 Fred Upton R MI-06 Chair: Energy and Commerce
17 Nancy Pelosi D CA-12 June 2, 1987 Minority Leader
18 John Duncan R TN-02 November 8, 1988
19 Frank Pallone D NJ-06 Ranking Member: Energy and Commerce
20 Eliot Engel D NY-16 January 3, 1989 Ranking Member: Foreign Affairs
21 Nita Lowey D NY-17 Ranking Member: Appropriations
22 Jim McDermott D WA-07
23 Richard Neal D MA-01
24 Dana Rohrabacher R CA-48
25 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R FL-27 August 29, 1989
26 José Serrano D NY-15 March 20, 1990
27 David Price D NC-04 January 3, 1997[2] Previously served from 1987 to 1995
28 John Boehner R OH-08 January 3, 1991 Speaker of the House
29 Rosa DeLauro D CT-03
30 Collin Peterson D MN-07 Ranking Member: Agriculture
31 Maxine Waters D CA-43 Ranking Member: Financial Services
32 Sam Johnson R TX-03 May 8, 1991
33 Jerrold Nadler D NY-10 November 3, 1992
34 Jim Cooper D TN-05 January 3, 2003[2] Previously served from 1983 to 1995
35 Xavier Becerra D CA-34 January 3, 1993 Democratic Caucus Chairman
36 Sanford Bishop D GA-02
37 Corrine Brown D FL-05 Ranking Member: Veterans' Affairs
38 Ken Calvert R CA-42
39 Jim Clyburn D SC-06 Assistant Minority Leader
40 Anna Eshoo D CA-18
41 Bob Goodlatte R VA-06 Chair: Judiciary
42 Gene Green D TX-29
43 Luis Gutiérrez D IL-04
44 Alcee Hastings D FL-20
45 Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX-30 Ranking Member: Science, Space and Technology
46 Peter King R NY-02
47 Carolyn Maloney D NY-12
48 John Mica R FL-07
49 Lucille Roybal-Allard D CA-40
50 Ed Royce R CA-39 Chair: Foreign Affairs
51 Bobby Rush D IL-01
52 Bobby Scott D VA-03 Ranking Member: Education and the Workforce
53 Nydia Velázquez D NY-07 Ranking Member: Small Business
54 Bennie Thompson D MS-02 April 13, 1993 Ranking Member: Homeland Security
55 Sam Farr D CA-20 June 8, 1993
56 Frank Lucas R OK-03 May 10, 1994 Chair: Agriculture
57 Lloyd Doggett D TX-35 January 3, 1995
58 Mike Doyle D PA-14
59 Chaka Fattah D PA-02
60 Rodney Frelinghuysen R NJ-11
61 Sheila Jackson-Lee D TX-18
62 Walter B. Jones R NC-03
63 Frank LoBiondo R NJ-02
64 Zoe Lofgren D CA-19
65 Mac Thornberry R TX-13 Chair: Armed Services
66 Ed Whitfield R KY-01
67 Elijah Cummings D MD-07 April 16, 1996 Ranking Member: Oversight and Government Reform
68 Earl Blumenauer D OR-03 May 21, 1996
69 Robert Aderholt R AL-04 January 3, 1997
70 Kevin Brady R TX-08
71 Danny Davis D IL-07
72 Diana DeGette D CO-01
73 Kay Granger R TX-12
74 Rubén Hinojosa D TX-15
75 Ron Kind D WI-03
76 Jim McGovern D MA-02
77 Bill Pascrell D NJ-09
78 Joe Pitts R PA-16
79 Loretta Sanchez D CA-46
80 Pete Sessions R TX-32 Chair: Rules
81 Brad Sherman D CA-30
82 John Shimkus R IL-15
83 Adam Smith D WA-09 Ranking Member: Armed Services
84 Gregory Meeks D NY-05 February 3, 1998
85 Lois Capps D CA-24 March 10, 1998
86 Barbara Lee D CA-13 April 7, 1998
87 Robert Brady D PA-01 May 19, 1998 Ranking Member: House Administration
88 Steve Chabot R OH-01 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 1995 to 2009
89 Mike Capuano D MA-07 January 3, 1999
90 Joe Crowley D NY-14
91 John Larson D CT-01
92 Grace Napolitano D CA-32
93 Paul Ryan R WI-01 Chair: Ways and Means
94 Jan Schakowsky D IL-09
95 Mike Simpson R ID-02
96 Mike Thompson D CA-05
97 Greg Walden R OR-02
98 William Lacy Clay D MO-01 January 3, 2001
99 Ander Crenshaw R FL-04
100 John Culberson R TX-07
101 Susan Davis D CA-53
102 Sam Graves R MO-06 Chair: Small Business
103 Mike Honda D CA-17
104 Steve Israel D NY-03
105 Darrell Issa R CA-49 Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
106 James Langevin D RI-02
107 Rick Larsen D WA-02
108 Betty McCollum D MN-04
109 Adam Schiff D CA-28 Ranking Member: Intelligence
110 Patrick Tiberi R OH-12
111 Bill Shuster R PA-09 May 15, 2001 Chair: Transportation and Infrastructure
112 Randy Forbes R VA-04 June 19, 2001
113 Stephen Lynch D MA-08 October 16, 2001
114 Jeff Miller R FL-01 Chair: Veterans' Affairs
115 Joe Wilson R SC-02 December 18, 2001
116 Rob Bishop R UT-01 January 3, 2003 Chair: Natural Resources
117 Marsha Blackburn R TN-07
118 Michael Burgess R TX-26
119 John Carter R TX-31
120 Tom Cole R OK-04
121 Mario Diaz-Balart R FL-25
122 Trent Franks R AZ-08
123 Scott Garrett R NJ-05
124 Raúl Grijalva D AZ-03 Ranking Member: Natural Resources
125 Jeb Hensarling R TX-05 Chair: Financial Services
126 Steve King R IA-04
127 John Kline R MN-02 Chair: Education and the Workforce
128 Candice Miller R MI-10 Chair: House Administration
129 Tim Murphy R PA-18
130 Devin Nunes R CA-22 Chair: Intelligence
131 Mike D. Rogers R AL-03
132 Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-02
133 Tim Ryan D OH-13
134 Linda Sánchez D CA-38 Ranking Member: Ethics
135 David Scott D GA-13
136 Michael Turner R OH-10
137 Chris Van Hollen D MD-08 Ranking Member: Budget
138 Randy Neugebauer R TX-19 June 3, 2003
139 G. K. Butterfield D NC-01 July 20, 2004
140 Charles Boustany R LA-03 January 3, 2005
141 Emanuel Cleaver D MO-05
142 Mike Conaway R TX-11 Chair: Ethics
143 Jim Costa D CA-16
144 Henry Cuellar D TX-28
145 Charlie Dent R PA-15
146 Jeff Fortenberry R NE-01
147 Virginia Foxx R NC-05
148 Louie Gohmert R TX-01
149 Al Green D TX-09
150 Brian Higgins D NY-26
151 Dan Lipinski D IL-03
152 Kenny Marchant R TX-24
153 Michael McCaul R TX-10 Chair: Homeland Security
154 Patrick McHenry R NC-10
155 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R WA-05 Republican Conference Chairwoman
156 Gwen Moore D WI-04
157 Ted Poe R TX-02
158 Tom Price R GA-06 Chair: Budget
159 Dave Reichert R WA-08
160 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL-23
161 Lynn Westmoreland R GA-03
162 Doris Matsui D CA-06 March 8, 2005
163 Albio Sires D NJ-08 November 7, 2006
164 Steve Pearce R NM-02 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 2003 to 2009
165 Gus Bilirakis R FL-12 January 3, 2007
166 Vern Buchanan R FL-16
167 Kathy Castor D FL-14
168 Yvette D. Clarke D NY-09
169 Steve Cohen D TN-09
170 Joe Courtney D CT-02
171 Keith Ellison D MN-05
172 Hank Johnson D GA-04
173 Jim Jordan R OH-04
174 Doug Lamborn R CO-05
175 Dave Loebsack D IA-02
176 Kevin McCarthy R CA-23 Majority Leader
177 Jerry McNerney D CA-09
178 Ed Perlmutter D CO-07
179 Peter Roskam R IL-06
180 John Sarbanes D MD-03
181 Adrian Smith R NE-03
182 Tim Walz D MN-01
183 Peter Welch D VT
184 John Yarmuth D KY-03
185 Niki Tsongas D MA-03 October 16, 2007
186 Bob Latta R OH-05 December 11, 2007
187 Rob Wittman R VA-01
188 André Carson D IN-07 March 11, 2008
189 Jackie Speier D CA-14 April 8, 2008
190 Steve Scalise R LA-01 May 3, 2008 Majority Whip
191 Donna Edwards D MD-04 June 17, 2008
192 Marcia Fudge D OH-11 November 18, 2008
193 Rick Nolan D MN-08 January 3, 2013[2] Previously served from 1975 to 1981
194 Matt Salmon R AZ-05 Previously served from 1995 to 2001
195 Mark Sanford R SC-01 May 7, 2013[2]
196 Jason Chaffetz R UT-03 January 3, 2009
197 Mike Coffman R CO-06
198 Gerry Connolly D VA-11
199 John C. Fleming R LA-04
200 Brett Guthrie R KY-02
201 Gregg Harper R MS-03
202 Jim Himes D CT-04
203 Duncan D. Hunter R CA-50
204 Lynn Jenkins R KS-02
205 Leonard Lance R NJ-07
206 Blaine Luetkemeyer R MO-03
207 Ben R. Luján D NM-03
208 Cynthia Lummis R WY
209 Tom McClintock R CA-04
210 Pete Olson R TX-22
211 Erik Paulsen R MN-03
212 Chellie Pingree D ME-01
213 Jared Polis D CO-02
214 Bill Posey R FL-08
215 Phil Roe R TN-01
216 Tom Rooney R FL-17
217 Aaron Schock R IL-18
218 Kurt Schrader D OR-05
219 Glenn Thompson R PA-05
220 Paul Tonko D NY-20
221 Michael Quigley D IL-05 April 7, 2009
222 Judy Chu D CA-27 July 14, 2009
223 John Garamendi D CA-03 November 3, 2009
224 Ted Deutch D FL-21 April 13, 2010
225 Tom Graves R GA-14 June 8, 2010
226 Tom Reed R NY-23 November 2, 2010
227 Marlin Stutzman R IN-03
228 Mike Fitzpatrick R PA-08 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 2005 to 2007
229 Tim Walberg R MI-07 Previously served from 2007 to 2009
230 Bill Foster D IL-11 January 3, 2013[2] Previously served from 2008 to 2011
231 Justin Amash R MI-03 January 3, 2011
232 Lou Barletta R PA-11
233 Karen Bass D CA-37
234 Dan Benishek R MI-01
235 Diane Black R TN-06
236 Mo Brooks R AL-05
237 Larry Bucshon R IN-08
238 John Carney D DE
239 David Cicilline D RI-01
240 Rick Crawford R AR-01
241 Jeff Denham R CA-10
242 Scott DesJarlais R TN-04
243 Sean Duffy R WI-07
244 Jeff Duncan R SC-03
245 Renee Ellmers R NC-02
246 Blake Farenthold R TX-27
247 Stephen Fincher R TN-08
248 Chuck Fleischmann R TN-03
249 Bill Flores R TX-17
250 Bob Gibbs R OH-07
251 Chris Gibson R NY-19
252 Paul Gosar R AZ-04
253 Trey Gowdy R SC-04
254 Morgan Griffith R VA-09
255 Richard Hanna R NY-22
256 Andy Harris R MD-01
257 Vicky Hartzler R MO-04
258 Joe Heck R NV-03
259 Jaime Herrera Beutler R WA-03
260 Tim Huelskamp R KS-01
261 Bill Huizenga R MI-02
262 Randy Hultgren R IL-14
263 Robert Hurt R VA-05
264 Bill Johnson R OH-06
265 Bill Keating D MA-09
266 Mike Kelly R PA-03
267 Adam Kinzinger R IL-16
268 Raúl Labrador R ID-01
269 Billy Long R MO-07
270 Tom Marino R PA-10
271 David McKinley R WV-01
272 Pat Meehan R PA-07
273 Mick Mulvaney R SC-05
274 Kristi Noem R SD
275 Rich Nugent R FL-11
276 Alan Nunnelee R MS-01
277 Steven Palazzo R MS-04
278 Mike Pompeo R KS-04
279 Jim Renacci R OH-16
280 Reid Ribble R WI-08
281 Cedric Richmond D LA-02
282 Scott Rigell R VA-02
283 Martha Roby R AL-02
284 Todd Rokita R IN-04
285 Dennis Ross R FL-15
286 David Schweikert R AZ-06
287 Austin Scott R GA-08
288 Terri Sewell D AL-07
289 Steve Stivers R OH-15
290 Scott Tipton R CO-03
291 Daniel Webster R FL-10
292 Frederica Wilson D FL-24
293 Steve Womack R AR-03
294 Rob Woodall R GA-07
295 Kevin Yoder R KS-03
296 Todd Young R IN-09
297 Janice Hahn D CA-44 July 12, 2011
298 Mark Amodei R NV-02 September 13, 2011
299 Suzanne Bonamici D OR-01 January 31, 2012
300 Suzan DelBene D WA-01 November 6, 2012
301 Thomas Massie R KY-04
302 Donald Payne, Jr. D NJ-10
303 Alan Grayson D FL-09 January 3, 2013 Previously served from 2009 to 2011
304 Ann Kirkpatrick D AZ-01
305 Dina Titus D NV-01
306 Andy Barr R KY-06
307 Joyce Beatty D OH-03
308 Ami Bera D CA-07
309 Jim Bridenstine R OK-01
310 Susan Brooks R IN-05
311 Julia Brownley D CA-26
312 Cheri Bustos D IL-17
313 Tony Cardenas D CA-29
314 Matt Cartwright D PA-17
315 Joaquin Castro D TX-20
316 Chris Collins R NY-27
317 Doug Collins R GA-09
318 Paul Cook R CA-08
319 Kevin Cramer R ND
320 Rodney Davis R IL-13
321 John Delaney D MD-06
322 Ron DeSantis R FL-06
323 Tammy Duckworth D IL-08
324 Elizabeth Esty D CT-05
325 Lois Frankel D FL-22
326 Tulsi Gabbard D HI-02
327 Dennis Heck D WA-10
328 George Holding R NC-13
329 Richard Hudson R NC-08
330 Jared Huffman D CA-02
331 Hakeem Jeffries D NY-08
332 David Joyce R OH-14
333 Joseph Kennedy III D MA-04
334 Dan Kildee D MI-05
335 Derek Kilmer D WA-06
336 Ann McLane Kuster D NH-02
337 Doug LaMalfa R CA-01
338 Alan Lowenthal D CA-47
339 Michelle Lujan Grisham D NM-01
340 Sean Patrick Maloney D NY-18
341 Mark Meadows R NC-11
342 Grace Meng D NY-06
343 Luke Messer R IN-06
344 Markwayne Mullin R OK-02
345 Patrick Murphy D FL-18
346 Beto O'Rourke D TX-16
347 Scott Perry R PA-04
348 Scott Peters D CA-52
349 Robert Pittenger R NC-09
350 Mark Pocan D WI-02
351 Tom Rice R SC-07
352 Keith Rothfus R PA-12
353 Raul Ruiz D CA-36
354 Kyrsten Sinema D AZ-09
355 Chris Stewart R UT-02
356 Eric Swalwell D CA-15
357 Mark Takano D CA-41
358 David Valadao R CA-21
359 Juan Vargas D CA-51
360 Marc Veasey D TX-33
361 Filemon Vela D TX-34
362 Ann Wagner R MO-02
363 Jackie Walorski R IN-02
364 Randy Weber R TX-14
365 Brad Wenstrup R OH-02
366 Roger Williams R TX-25
367 Ted Yoho R FL-03
368 Robin Kelly D IL-02 April 9, 2013
369 Jason Smith R MO-08 June 4, 2013
370 Katherine Clark D MA-05 December 10, 2013
371 Bradley Byrne R AL-01 December 17, 2013
372 David Jolly R FL-13 March 11, 2014
373 Curt Clawson R FL-19 June 24, 2014
374 Alma Adams D NC-12 November 4, 2014
375 Dave Brat R VA-07
376 Donald Norcross D NJ-01
377 Robert Dold R IL-10 January 3, 2015 Previously served from 2011 to 2013
378 Frank Guinta R NH-01
379 Ralph Abraham R LA-05
380 Pete Aguilar D CA-31
381 Rick W. Allen R GA-12
382 Brad Ashford D NE-02
383 Brian Babin R TX-36
384 Don Beyer D VA-08
385 Mike Bishop R MI-08
386 Rod Blum R IA-01
387 Mike Bost R IL-12
388 Brendan F. Boyle D PA-13
389 Ken Buck R CO-04
390 Buddy Carter R GA-01
391 Barbara Comstock R VA-10
392 Ryan Costello R PA-06
393 Carlos Curbelo R FL-26
394 Mark DeSaulnier D CA-11
395 Debbie Dingell D MI-12
396 Tom Emmer R MN-06
397 Ruben Gallego D AZ-07
398 Gwen Graham D FL-02
399 Garret Graves R LA-06
400 Glenn Grothman R WI-06
401 Cresent Hardy R NV-04
402 Jody Hice R GA-10
403 French Hill R AR-02
404 Will Hurd R TX-23
405 Evan Jenkins R WV-03
406 John Katko R NY-24
407 Steve Knight R CA-25
408 Brenda Lawrence D MI-14
409 Ted Lieu D CA-33
410 Barry Loudermilk R GA-11
411 Mia Love R UT-04
412 Tom MacArthur R NJ-03
413 Martha McSally R AZ-02
414 John Moolenaar R MI-04
415 Alex Mooney R WV-02
416 Seth Moulton D MA-06
417 Dan Newhouse R WA-04
418 Gary Palmer R AL-06
419 Bruce Poliquin R ME-02
420 John Ratcliffe R TX-04
421 Kathleen Rice D NY-04
422 David Rouzer R NC-07
423 Steve Russell R OK-05
424 Elise Stefanik R NY-21
425 Mark Takai D HI-01
426 Norma Torres D CA-35
427 David Trott R MI-11
428 Mark Walker R NC-06
429 Mimi Walters R CA-45
430 Bonnie Watson Coleman D NJ-12
431 Bruce Westerman R AR-04
432 David Young R IA-03
433 Lee Zeldin R NY-01
434 Ryan Zinke R MT

Delegates[edit]

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
1 Eleanor Holmes Norton D DC January 3, 1991
2 Madeleine Bordallo D GU January 3, 2003
3 Pedro Pierluisi NPP/D PR January 3, 2009
4 Gregorio Sablan D NMI
5 Stacey Plaskett D VI January 3, 2015
6 Amata Coleman Radewagen R AS

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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