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.

Illinois's 18th congressional district and Mississippi's 1st congressional district are 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 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
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] Chair: Small Business
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
103 Mike Honda D CA-17
104 Steve Israel D NY-03
105 Darrell Issa R CA-49
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: Agriculture
143 Jim Costa D CA-16
144 Henry Cuellar D TX-28
145 Charlie Dent R PA-15 Chair: Ethics
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 Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
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 Kurt Schrader D OR-05
218 Glenn Thompson R PA-05
219 Paul Tonko D NY-20
220 Michael Quigley D IL-05 April 7, 2009
221 Judy Chu D CA-27 July 14, 2009
222 John Garamendi D CA-03 November 3, 2009
223 Ted Deutch D FL-21 April 13, 2010
224 Tom Graves R GA-14 June 8, 2010
225 Tom Reed R NY-23 November 2, 2010
226 Marlin Stutzman R IN-03
227 Mike Fitzpatrick R PA-08 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 2005 to 2007
228 Tim Walberg R MI-07 Previously served from 2007 to 2009
229 Bill Foster D IL-11 January 3, 2013[2] Previously served from 2008 to 2011
230 Justin Amash R MI-03 January 3, 2011
231 Lou Barletta R PA-11
232 Karen Bass D CA-37
233 Dan Benishek R MI-01
234 Diane Black R TN-06
235 Mo Brooks R AL-05
236 Larry Bucshon R IN-08
237 John Carney D DE
238 David Cicilline D RI-01
239 Rick Crawford R AR-01
240 Jeff Denham R CA-10
241 Scott DesJarlais R TN-04
242 Sean Duffy R WI-07
243 Jeff Duncan R SC-03
244 Renee Ellmers R NC-02
245 Blake Farenthold R TX-27
246 Stephen Fincher R TN-08
247 Chuck Fleischmann R TN-03
248 Bill Flores R TX-17
249 Bob Gibbs R OH-07
250 Chris Gibson R NY-19
251 Paul Gosar R AZ-04
252 Trey Gowdy R SC-04
253 Morgan Griffith R VA-09
254 Richard Hanna R NY-22
255 Andy Harris R MD-01
256 Vicky Hartzler R MO-04
257 Joe Heck R NV-03
258 Jaime Herrera Beutler R WA-03
259 Tim Huelskamp R KS-01
260 Bill Huizenga R MI-02
261 Randy Hultgren R IL-14
262 Robert Hurt R VA-05
263 Bill Johnson R OH-06
264 Bill Keating D MA-09
265 Mike Kelly R PA-03
266 Adam Kinzinger R IL-16
267 Raúl Labrador R ID-01
268 Billy Long R MO-07
269 Tom Marino R PA-10
270 David McKinley R WV-01
271 Pat Meehan R PA-07
272 Mick Mulvaney R SC-05
273 Kristi Noem R SD
274 Rich Nugent R FL-11
275 Steven Palazzo R MS-04
276 Mike Pompeo R KS-04
277 Jim Renacci R OH-16
278 Reid Ribble R WI-08
279 Cedric Richmond D LA-02
280 Scott Rigell R VA-02
281 Martha Roby R AL-02
282 Todd Rokita R IN-04
283 Dennis Ross R FL-15
284 David Schweikert R AZ-06
285 Austin Scott R GA-08
286 Terri Sewell D AL-07
287 Steve Stivers R OH-15
288 Scott Tipton R CO-03
289 Daniel Webster R FL-10
290 Frederica Wilson D FL-24
291 Steve Womack R AR-03
292 Rob Woodall R GA-07
293 Kevin Yoder R KS-03
294 Todd Young R IN-09
295 Janice Hahn D CA-44 July 12, 2011
296 Mark Amodei R NV-02 September 13, 2011
297 Suzanne Bonamici D OR-01 January 31, 2012
298 Suzan DelBene D WA-01 November 6, 2012
299 Thomas Massie R KY-04
300 Donald Payne, Jr. D NJ-10
301 Alan Grayson D FL-09 January 3, 2013 Previously served from 2009 to 2011
302 Ann Kirkpatrick D AZ-01
303 Dina Titus D NV-01
304 Andy Barr R KY-06
305 Joyce Beatty D OH-03
306 Ami Bera D CA-07
307 Jim Bridenstine R OK-01
308 Susan Brooks R IN-05
309 Julia Brownley D CA-26
310 Cheri Bustos D IL-17
311 Tony Cardenas D CA-29
312 Matt Cartwright D PA-17
313 Joaquin Castro D TX-20
314 Chris Collins R NY-27
315 Doug Collins R GA-09
316 Paul Cook R CA-08
317 Kevin Cramer R ND
318 Rodney Davis R IL-13
319 John Delaney D MD-06
320 Ron DeSantis R FL-06
321 Tammy Duckworth D IL-08
322 Elizabeth Esty D CT-05
323 Lois Frankel D FL-22
324 Tulsi Gabbard D HI-02
325 Dennis Heck D WA-10
326 George Holding R NC-13
327 Richard Hudson R NC-08
328 Jared Huffman D CA-02
329 Hakeem Jeffries D NY-08
330 David Joyce R OH-14
331 Joseph Kennedy III D MA-04
332 Dan Kildee D MI-05
333 Derek Kilmer D WA-06
334 Ann McLane Kuster D NH-02
335 Doug LaMalfa R CA-01
336 Alan Lowenthal D CA-47
337 Michelle Lujan Grisham D NM-01
338 Sean Patrick Maloney D NY-18
339 Mark Meadows R NC-11
340 Grace Meng D NY-06
341 Luke Messer R IN-06
342 Markwayne Mullin R OK-02
343 Patrick Murphy D FL-18
344 Beto O'Rourke D TX-16
345 Scott Perry R PA-04
346 Scott Peters D CA-52
347 Robert Pittenger R NC-09
348 Mark Pocan D WI-02
349 Tom Rice R SC-07
350 Keith Rothfus R PA-12
351 Raul Ruiz D CA-36
352 Kyrsten Sinema D AZ-09
353 Chris Stewart R UT-02
354 Eric Swalwell D CA-15
355 Mark Takano D CA-41
356 David Valadao R CA-21
357 Juan Vargas D CA-51
358 Marc Veasey D TX-33
359 Filemon Vela D TX-34
360 Ann Wagner R MO-02
361 Jackie Walorski R IN-02
362 Randy Weber R TX-14
363 Brad Wenstrup R OH-02
364 Roger Williams R TX-25
365 Ted Yoho R FL-03
366 Robin Kelly D IL-02 April 9, 2013
367 Jason Smith R MO-08 June 4, 2013
368 Katherine Clark D MA-05 December 10, 2013
369 Bradley Byrne R AL-01 December 17, 2013
370 David Jolly R FL-13 March 11, 2014
371 Curt Clawson R FL-19 June 24, 2014
372 Alma Adams D NC-12 November 4, 2014
373 Dave Brat R VA-07
374 Donald Norcross D NJ-01
375 Robert Dold R IL-10 January 3, 2015 Previously served from 2011 to 2013
376 Frank Guinta R NH-01
377 Ralph Abraham R LA-05
378 Pete Aguilar D CA-31
379 Rick W. Allen R GA-12
380 Brad Ashford D NE-02
381 Brian Babin R TX-36
382 Don Beyer D VA-08
383 Mike Bishop R MI-08
384 Rod Blum R IA-01
385 Mike Bost R IL-12
386 Brendan F. Boyle D PA-13
387 Ken Buck R CO-04
388 Buddy Carter R GA-01
389 Barbara Comstock R VA-10
390 Ryan Costello R PA-06
391 Carlos Curbelo R FL-26
392 Mark DeSaulnier D CA-11
393 Debbie Dingell D MI-12
394 Tom Emmer R MN-06
395 Ruben Gallego D AZ-07
396 Gwen Graham D FL-02
397 Garret Graves R LA-06
398 Glenn Grothman R WI-06
399 Cresent Hardy R NV-04
400 Jody Hice R GA-10
401 French Hill R AR-02
402 Will Hurd R TX-23
403 Evan Jenkins R WV-03
404 John Katko R NY-24
405 Steve Knight R CA-25
406 Brenda Lawrence D MI-14
407 Ted Lieu D CA-33
408 Barry Loudermilk R GA-11
409 Mia Love R UT-04
410 Tom MacArthur R NJ-03
411 Martha McSally R AZ-02
412 John Moolenaar R MI-04
413 Alex Mooney R WV-02
414 Seth Moulton D MA-06
415 Dan Newhouse R WA-04
416 Gary Palmer R AL-06
417 Bruce Poliquin R ME-02
418 John Ratcliffe R TX-04
419 Kathleen Rice D NY-04
420 David Rouzer R NC-07
421 Steve Russell R OK-05
422 Elise Stefanik R NY-21
423 Mark Takai D HI-01
424 Norma Torres D CA-35
425 David Trott R MI-11
426 Mark Walker R NC-06
427 Mimi Walters R CA-45
428 Bonnie Watson Coleman D NJ-12
429 Bruce Westerman R AR-04
430 David Young R IA-03
431 Lee Zeldin R NY-01
432 Ryan Zinke R MT
433 Dan Donovan R NY-11 May 5, 2015

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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