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

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.

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.


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 John Duncan R TN-02 November 8, 1988
27 Frank Pallone D NJ-06
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 Shelley Moore Capito R WV-02 January 3, 2001
121 William Lacy Clay D MO-01
122 Ander Crenshaw R FL-04
123 John Culberson R TX-07
124 Susan Davis D CA-53
125 Sam Graves R MO-06 Chair: Small Business
126 Mike Honda D CA-17
127 Steve Israel D NY-03
128 Darrell Issa R CA-49 Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
129 James Langevin D RI-02
130 Rick Larsen D WA-02
131 Jim Matheson D UT-04
132 Betty McCollum D MN-04
133 Mike Rogers R MI-08 Chair: Intelligence
134 Adam Schiff D CA-28
135 Patrick Tiberi R OH-12
136 Bill Shuster R PA-09 May 15, 2001 Chair: Transportation and Infrastructure
137 Randy Forbes R VA-04 June 19, 2001
138 Stephen Lynch D MA-08 October 16, 2001
139 Jeff Miller R FL-01 Chair: Veterans' Affairs
140 Joe Wilson R SC-02 December 18, 2001
141 Rob Bishop R UT-01 January 3, 2003
142 Tim Bishop D NY-01
143 Marsha Blackburn R TN-07
144 Michael Burgess R TX-26
145 John Carter R TX-31
146 Tom Cole R OK-04
147 Mario Diaz-Balart R FL-25
148 Trent Franks R AZ-08
149 Scott Garrett R NJ-05
150 Jim Gerlach R PA-06
151 Phil Gingrey R GA-11
152 Raúl Grijalva D AZ-03
153 Jeb Hensarling R TX-05 Chair: Financial Services
154 Steve King R IA-04
155 John Kline R MN-02 Chair: Education and the Workforce
156 Mike Michaud D ME-02 Ranking Member: Veterans' Affairs
157 Candice Miller R MI-10 Chair: House Administration
158 Tim Murphy R PA-18
159 Devin Nunes R CA-22
160 Mike D. Rogers R AL-03
161 Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-02 Ranking Member: Intelligence
162 Tim Ryan D OH-13
163 Linda Sánchez D CA-38 Ranking Member: Ethics
164 David Scott D GA-13
165 Michael Turner R OH-10
166 Chris Van Hollen D MD-08 Ranking Member: Budget
167 Randy Neugebauer R TX-19 June 3, 2003
168 G. K. Butterfield D NC-01 July 20, 2004
169 John Barrow D GA-12 January 3, 2005
170 Charles Boustany R LA-03
171 Emanuel Cleaver D MO-05
172 Mike Conaway R TX-11 Chair: Ethics
173 Jim Costa D CA-16
174 Henry Cuellar D TX-28
175 Charlie Dent R PA-15
176 Jeff Fortenberry R NE-01
177 Virginia Foxx R NC-05
178 Louie Gohmert R TX-01
179 Al Green D TX-09
180 Brian Higgins D NY-26
181 Dan Lipinski D IL-03
182 Kenny Marchant R TX-24
183 Michael McCaul R TX-10 Chair: Homeland Security
184 Patrick McHenry R NC-10
185 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R WA-05 Republican Conference Chairwoman
186 Gwen Moore D WI-04
187 Ted Poe R TX-02
188 Tom Price R GA-06
189 Dave Reichert R WA-08
190 Allyson Schwartz D PA-13
191 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL-23
192 Lynn Westmoreland R GA-03
193 Doris Matsui D CA-06 March 8, 2005
194 John Campbell R CA-45 December 6, 2005
195 Albio Sires D NJ-08 November 7, 2006
196 Steve Pearce R NM-02 January 3, 2011[2] Previously served from 2003 to 2009
197 Michele Bachmann R MN-06 January 3, 2007
198 Gus Bilirakis R FL-12
199 Bruce Braley D IA-01
200 Vern Buchanan R FL-16
201 Kathy Castor D FL-14
202 Yvette D. Clarke D NY-09
203 Steve Cohen D TN-09
204 Joe Courtney D CT-02
205 Keith Ellison D MN-05
206 Hank Johnson D GA-04
207 Jim Jordan R OH-04
208 Doug Lamborn R CO-05
209 Dave Loebsack D IA-02
210 Kevin McCarthy R CA-23 Majority Leader
211 Jerry McNerney D CA-09
212 Ed Perlmutter D CO-07
213 Peter Roskam R IL-06
214 John Sarbanes D MD-03
215 Adrian Smith R NE-03
216 Tim Walz D MN-01
217 Peter Welch D VT
218 John Yarmuth D KY-03
219 Paul Broun R GA-10 July 17, 2007
220 Niki Tsongas D MA-03 October 16, 2007
221 Bob Latta R OH-05 December 11, 2007
222 Rob Wittman R VA-01
223 André Carson D IN-07 March 11, 2008
224 Jackie Speier D CA-14 April 8, 2008
225 Steve Scalise R LA-01 May 3, 2008 Majority Whip
226 Donna Edwards D MD-04 June 17, 2008
227 Marcia Fudge D OH-11 November 18, 2008
228 Rick Nolan D MN-08 January 3, 2013[2] Previously served from 1975 to 1981
229 Matt Salmon R AZ-05 Previously served from 1995 to 2001
230 Mark Sanford R SC-01 May 7, 2013
231 Bill Cassidy R LA-06 January 3, 2009
232 Jason Chaffetz R UT-03
233 Mike Coffman R CO-06
234 Gerry Connolly D VA-11
235 John C. Fleming R LA-04
236 Brett Guthrie R KY-02
237 Gregg Harper R MS-03
238 Jim Himes D CT-04
239 Duncan D. Hunter R CA-50
240 Lynn Jenkins R KS-02
241 Leonard Lance R NJ-07
242 Blaine Luetkemeyer R MO-03
243 Ben R. Luján D NM-03
244 Cynthia Lummis R WY
245 Tom McClintock R CA-04
246 Pete Olson R TX-22
247 Erik Paulsen R MN-03
248 Gary Peters D MI-14
249 Chellie Pingree D ME-01
250 Jared Polis D CO-02
251 Bill Posey R FL-08
252 Phil Roe R TN-01
253 Tom Rooney R FL-17
254 Aaron Schock R IL-18
255 Kurt Schrader D OR-05
256 Glenn Thompson R PA-05
257 Paul Tonko D NY-20
258 Michael Quigley D IL-05 April 7, 2009
259 Judy Chu D CA-27 July 14, 2009
260 John Garamendi D CA-03 November 3, 2009
261 Bill Owens D NY-21
262 Ted Deutch D FL-21 April 13, 2010
263 Tom Graves R GA-14 June 8, 2010
264 Tom Reed R NY-23 November 2, 2010
265 Marlin Stutzman R IN-03
266 Mike Fitzpatrick R PA-08 January 3, 2011 Previously served from 2005 to 2007
267 Carol Shea-Porter D NH-01 January 3, 2013[2] Previously served from 2007 to 2011
268 Tim Walberg R MI-07 January 3, 2011 Previously served from 2007 to 2009
269 Bill Foster D IL-11 January 3, 2013 Previously served from 2008 to 2011
270 Justin Amash R MI-03 January 3, 2011
271 Lou Barletta R PA-11
272 Karen Bass D CA-37
273 Dan Benishek R MI-01
274 Diane Black R TN-06
275 Mo Brooks R AL-05
276 Larry Bucshon R IN-08
277 John Carney D DE
278 David Cicilline D RI-01
279 Rick Crawford R AR-01
280 Jeff Denham R CA-10
281 Scott DesJarlais R TN-04
282 Sean Duffy R WI-07
283 Jeff Duncan R SC-03
284 Renee Ellmers R NC-02
285 Blake Farenthold R TX-27
286 Stephen Fincher R TN-08
287 Chuck Fleischmann R TN-03
288 Bill Flores R TX-17
289 Cory Gardner R CO-04
290 Bob Gibbs R OH-07
291 Chris Gibson R NY-19
292 Paul Gosar R AZ-04
293 Trey Gowdy R SC-04
294 Tim Griffin R AR-02
295 Morgan Griffith R VA-09
296 Michael Grimm R NY-11
297 Colleen Hanabusa D HI-01
298 Richard Hanna R NY-22
299 Andy Harris R MD-01
300 Vicky Hartzler R MO-04
301 Joe Heck R NV-03
302 Jaime Herrera Beutler R WA-03
303 Tim Huelskamp R KS-01
304 Bill Huizenga R MI-02
305 Randy Hultgren R IL-14
306 Robert Hurt R VA-05
307 Bill Johnson R OH-06
308 Bill Keating D MA-09
309 Mike Kelly R PA-03
310 Adam Kinzinger R IL-16
311 Raúl Labrador R ID-01
312 James Lankford R OK-05
313 Billy Long R MO-07
314 Tom Marino R PA-10
315 David McKinley R WV-01
316 Pat Meehan R PA-07
317 Mick Mulvaney R SC-05
318 Kristi Noem R SD
319 Rich Nugent R FL-11
320 Alan Nunnelee R MS-01
321 Steven Palazzo R MS-04
322 Mike Pompeo R KS-04
323 Jim Renacci R OH-16
324 Reid Ribble R WI-08
325 Cedric Richmond D LA-02
326 Scott Rigell R VA-02
327 Martha Roby R AL-02
328 Todd Rokita R IN-04
329 Dennis Ross R FL-15
330 Jon Runyan R NJ-03
331 David Schweikert R AZ-06
332 Austin Scott R GA-08
333 Terri Sewell D AL-07
334 Steve Southerland R FL-02
335 Steve Stivers R OH-15
336 Scott Tipton R CO-03
337 Daniel Webster R FL-10
338 Frederica Wilson D FL-24
339 Steve Womack R AR-03
340 Rob Woodall R GA-07
341 Kevin Yoder R KS-03
342 Todd Young R IN-09
343 Janice Hahn D CA-44 July 12, 2011
344 Mark Amodei R NV-02 September 13, 2011
345 Suzanne Bonamici D OR-01 January 31, 2012
346 Ron Barber D AZ-02 June 12, 2012
347 Suzan DelBene D WA-01 November 6, 2012
348 Thomas Massie R KY-04
349 Donald Payne, Jr. D NJ-10
350 Alan Grayson D FL-09 January 3, 2013 Previously served from 2009 to 2011
351 Ann Kirkpatrick D AZ-01
352 Dan Maffei D NY-24
353 Steve Stockman R TX-36 Previously served from 1995 to 1997
354 Dina Titus D NV-01 Previously served from 2009 to 2011
355 Andy Barr R KY-06
356 Joyce Beatty D OH-03
357 Kerry Bentivolio R MI-11
358 Ami Bera D CA-07
359 Jim Bridenstine R OK-01
360 Susan Brooks R IN-05
361 Julia Brownley D CA-26
362 Cheri Bustos D IL-17
363 Tony Cardenas D CA-29
364 Matt Cartwright D PA-17
365 Joaquin Castro D TX-20
366 Chris Collins R NY-27
367 Doug Collins R GA-09
368 Paul Cook R CA-08
369 Tom Cotton R AR-04
370 Kevin Cramer R ND
371 Steve Daines R MT
372 Rodney Davis R IL-13
373 John Delaney D MD-06
374 Ron DeSantis R FL-06
375 Tammy Duckworth D IL-08
376 William Enyart D IL-12
377 Elizabeth Esty D CT-05
378 Lois Frankel D FL-22
379 Tulsi Gabbard D HI-02
380 Pete Gallego D TX-23
381 Joe Garcia D FL-26
382 Dennis Heck D WA-10
383 George Holding R NC-13
384 Steve Horsford D NV-04
385 Richard Hudson R NC-08
386 Jared Huffman D CA-02
387 Hakeem Jeffries D NY-08
388 David Joyce R OH-14
389 Joseph Kennedy III D MA-04
390 Dan Kildee D MI-05
391 Derek Kilmer D WA-06
392 Ann McLane Kuster D NH-02
393 Doug LaMalfa R CA-01
394 Alan Lowenthal D CA-47
395 Michelle Lujan Grisham D NM-01
396 Sean Patrick Maloney D NY-18
397 Gloria Negrete McLeod D CA-35
398 Mark Meadows R NC-11
399 Grace Meng D NY-06
400 Luke Messer R IN-06
401 Markwayne Mullin R OK-02
402 Patrick Murphy D FL-18
403 Beto O'Rourke D TX-16
404 Scott Perry R PA-04
405 Scott Peters D CA-52
406 Robert Pittenger R NC-09
407 Mark Pocan D WI-02
408 Tom Rice R SC-07
409 Keith Rothfus R PA-12
410 Raul Ruiz D CA-36
411 Brad Schneider D IL-10
412 Kyrsten Sinema D AZ-09
413 Chris Stewart R UT-02
414 Eric Swalwell D CA-15
415 Mark Takano D CA-41
416 David Valadao R CA-21
417 Juan Vargas D CA-51
418 Marc Veasey D TX-33
419 Filemon Vela D TX-34
420 Ann Wagner R MO-02
421 Jackie Walorski R IN-02
422 Randy Weber R TX-14
423 Brad Wenstrup R OH-02
424 Roger Williams R TX-25
425 Ted Yoho R FL-03
426 Robin Kelly D IL-02 April 9, 2013
427 Jason Smith R MO-08 June 4, 2013
428 Vance McAllister R LA-05 November 16, 2013
429 Katherine Clark D MA-05 December 10, 2013
430 Bradley Byrne R AL-01 December 17, 2013
431 David Jolly R FL-13 March 11, 2014
432 Curt Clawson R FL-19 June 24, 2014
433 Alma Adams D NC-12 November 4, 2014
434 Dave Brat R VA-07
435 Donald Norcross D NJ-01


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


  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.

See also

External links

  • Clerk of the House of Representatives Office's Seniority List.
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