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.

Mississippi's 1st congressional district and New York's 11th congressional district are currently vacant.

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RankRepresentativePartyDistrictSeniority dateNotes
1John ConyersDMI-13January 3, 1965Dean of the House
Ranking Member: Judiciary
2Charles B. RangelDNY-13January 3, 1971
3Don YoungRAKMarch 6, 1973
4James SensenbrennerRWI-05January 3, 1979
5Hal RogersRKY-05January 3, 1981Chair: Appropriations
6Christopher SmithRNJ-04
7Steny HoyerDMD-05May 19, 1981Minority Whip
8Marcy KapturDOH-09January 3, 1983
9Sander LevinDMI-09Ranking Member: Ways and Means
10Joe BartonRTX-06January 3, 1985
11Pete ViscloskyDIN-01
12Peter DeFazioDOR-04January 3, 1987Ranking Member: Transportation and Infrastructure
13John LewisDGA-05
14Louise SlaughterDNY-25Ranking Member: Rules
15Lamar SmithRTX-21Chair: Science, Space and Technology
16Fred UptonRMI-06Chair: Energy and Commerce
17Nancy PelosiDCA-12June 2, 1987Minority Leader
18John DuncanRTN-02November 8, 1988
19Frank PalloneDNJ-06Ranking Member: Energy and Commerce
20Eliot EngelDNY-16January 3, 1989Ranking Member: Foreign Affairs
21Nita LoweyDNY-17Ranking Member: Appropriations
22Jim McDermottDWA-07
23Richard NealDMA-01
24Dana RohrabacherRCA-48
25Ileana Ros-LehtinenRFL-27August 29, 1989
26José SerranoDNY-15March 20, 1990
27David PriceDNC-04January 3, 1997[2]Previously served from 1987 to 1995
28John BoehnerROH-08January 3, 1991Speaker of the House
29Rosa DeLauroDCT-03
30Collin PetersonDMN-07Ranking Member: Agriculture
31Maxine WatersDCA-43Ranking Member: Financial Services
32Sam JohnsonRTX-03May 8, 1991
33Jerrold NadlerDNY-10November 3, 1992
34Jim CooperDTN-05January 3, 2003[2]Previously served from 1983 to 1995
35Xavier BecerraDCA-34January 3, 1993Democratic Caucus Chairman
36Sanford BishopDGA-02
37Corrine BrownDFL-05Ranking Member: Veterans' Affairs
38Ken CalvertRCA-42
39Jim ClyburnDSC-06Assistant Minority Leader
40Anna EshooDCA-18
41Bob GoodlatteRVA-06Chair: Judiciary
42Gene GreenDTX-29
43Luis GutiérrezDIL-04
44Alcee HastingsDFL-20
45Eddie Bernice JohnsonDTX-30Ranking Member: Science, Space and Technology
46Peter KingRNY-02
47Carolyn MaloneyDNY-12
48John MicaRFL-07
49Lucille Roybal-AllardDCA-40
50Ed RoyceRCA-39Chair: Foreign Affairs
51Bobby RushDIL-01
52Bobby ScottDVA-03Ranking Member: Education and the Workforce
53Nydia VelázquezDNY-07Ranking Member: Small Business
54Bennie ThompsonDMS-02April 13, 1993Ranking Member: Homeland Security
55Sam FarrDCA-20June 8, 1993
56Frank LucasROK-03May 10, 1994
57Lloyd DoggettDTX-35January 3, 1995
58Mike DoyleDPA-14
59Chaka FattahDPA-02
60Rodney FrelinghuysenRNJ-11
61Sheila Jackson-LeeDTX-18
62Walter B. JonesRNC-03
63Frank LoBiondoRNJ-02
64Zoe LofgrenDCA-19
65Mac ThornberryRTX-13Chair: Armed Services
66Ed WhitfieldRKY-01
67Elijah CummingsDMD-07April 16, 1996Ranking Member: Oversight and Government Reform
68Earl BlumenauerDOR-03May 21, 1996
69Robert AderholtRAL-04January 3, 1997
70Kevin BradyRTX-08
71Danny DavisDIL-07
72Diana DeGetteDCO-01
73Kay GrangerRTX-12
74Rubén HinojosaDTX-15
75Ron KindDWI-03
76Jim McGovernDMA-02
77Bill PascrellDNJ-09
78Joe PittsRPA-16
79Loretta SanchezDCA-46
80Pete SessionsRTX-32Chair: Rules
81Brad ShermanDCA-30
82John ShimkusRIL-15
83Adam SmithDWA-09Ranking Member: Armed Services
84Gregory MeeksDNY-05February 3, 1998
85Lois CappsDCA-24March 10, 1998
86Barbara LeeDCA-13April 7, 1998
87Robert BradyDPA-01May 19, 1998Ranking Member: House Administration
88Steve ChabotROH-01January 3, 2011[2]Chair: Small Business
Previously served from 1995 to 2009
89Mike CapuanoDMA-07January 3, 1999
90Joe CrowleyDNY-14
91John LarsonDCT-01
92Grace NapolitanoDCA-32
93Paul RyanRWI-01Chair: Ways and Means
94Jan SchakowskyDIL-09
95Mike SimpsonRID-02
96Mike ThompsonDCA-05
97Greg WaldenROR-02
98William Lacy ClayDMO-01January 3, 2001
99Ander CrenshawRFL-04
100John CulbersonRTX-07
101Susan DavisDCA-53
102Sam GravesRMO-06
103Mike HondaDCA-17
104Steve IsraelDNY-03
105Darrell IssaRCA-49
106James LangevinDRI-02
107Rick LarsenDWA-02
108Betty McCollumDMN-04
109Adam SchiffDCA-28Ranking Member: Intelligence
110Patrick TiberiROH-12
111Bill ShusterRPA-09May 15, 2001Chair: Transportation and Infrastructure
112Randy ForbesRVA-04June 19, 2001
113Stephen LynchDMA-08October 16, 2001
114Jeff MillerRFL-01Chair: Veterans' Affairs
115Joe WilsonRSC-02December 18, 2001
116Rob BishopRUT-01January 3, 2003Chair: Natural Resources
117Marsha BlackburnRTN-07
118Michael BurgessRTX-26
119John CarterRTX-31
120Tom ColeROK-04
121Mario Diaz-BalartRFL-25
122Trent FranksRAZ-08
123Scott GarrettRNJ-05
124Raúl GrijalvaDAZ-03Ranking Member: Natural Resources
125Jeb HensarlingRTX-05Chair: Financial Services
126Steve KingRIA-04
127John KlineRMN-02Chair: Education and the Workforce
128Candice MillerRMI-10Chair: House Administration
129Tim MurphyRPA-18
130Devin NunesRCA-22Chair: Intelligence
131Mike D. RogersRAL-03
132Dutch RuppersbergerDMD-02
133Tim RyanDOH-13
134Linda SánchezDCA-38Ranking Member: Ethics
135David ScottDGA-13
136Michael TurnerROH-10
137Chris Van HollenDMD-08Ranking Member: Budget
138Randy NeugebauerRTX-19June 3, 2003
139G. K. ButterfieldDNC-01July 20, 2004
140Charles BoustanyRLA-03January 3, 2005
141Emanuel CleaverDMO-05
142Mike ConawayRTX-11Chair: Agriculture
143Jim CostaDCA-16
144Henry CuellarDTX-28
145Charlie DentRPA-15Chair: Ethics
146Jeff FortenberryRNE-01
147Virginia FoxxRNC-05
148Louie GohmertRTX-01
149Al GreenDTX-09
150Brian HigginsDNY-26
151Dan LipinskiDIL-03
152Kenny MarchantRTX-24
153Michael McCaulRTX-10Chair: Homeland Security
154Patrick McHenryRNC-10
155Cathy McMorris RodgersRWA-05Republican Conference Chairwoman
156Gwen MooreDWI-04
157Ted PoeRTX-02
158Tom PriceRGA-06Chair: Budget
159Dave ReichertRWA-08
160Debbie Wasserman SchultzDFL-23
161Lynn WestmorelandRGA-03
162Doris MatsuiDCA-06March 8, 2005
163Albio SiresDNJ-08November 7, 2006
164Steve PearceRNM-02January 3, 2011[2]Previously served from 2003 to 2009
165Gus BilirakisRFL-12January 3, 2007
166Vern BuchananRFL-16
167Kathy CastorDFL-14
168Yvette D. ClarkeDNY-09
169Steve CohenDTN-09
170Joe CourtneyDCT-02
171Keith EllisonDMN-05
172Hank JohnsonDGA-04
173Jim JordanROH-04
174Doug LambornRCO-05
175Dave LoebsackDIA-02
176Kevin McCarthyRCA-23Majority Leader
177Jerry McNerneyDCA-09
178Ed PerlmutterDCO-07
179Peter RoskamRIL-06
180John SarbanesDMD-03
181Adrian SmithRNE-03
182Tim WalzDMN-01
183Peter WelchDVT
184John YarmuthDKY-03
185Niki TsongasDMA-03October 16, 2007
186Bob LattaROH-05December 11, 2007
187Rob WittmanRVA-01
188André CarsonDIN-07March 11, 2008
189Jackie SpeierDCA-14April 8, 2008
190Steve ScaliseRLA-01May 3, 2008Majority Whip
191Donna EdwardsDMD-04June 17, 2008
192Marcia FudgeDOH-11November 18, 2008
193Rick NolanDMN-08January 3, 2013[2]Previously served from 1975 to 1981
194Matt SalmonRAZ-05Previously served from 1995 to 2001
195Mark SanfordRSC-01May 7, 2013[2]
196Jason ChaffetzRUT-03January 3, 2009Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
197Mike CoffmanRCO-06
198Gerry ConnollyDVA-11
199John C. FlemingRLA-04
200Brett GuthrieRKY-02
201Gregg HarperRMS-03
202Jim HimesDCT-04
203Duncan D. HunterRCA-50
204Lynn JenkinsRKS-02
205Leonard LanceRNJ-07
206Blaine LuetkemeyerRMO-03
207Ben R. LujánDNM-03
208Cynthia LummisRWY
209Tom McClintockRCA-04
210Pete OlsonRTX-22
211Erik PaulsenRMN-03
212Chellie PingreeDME-01
213Jared PolisDCO-02
214Bill PoseyRFL-08
215Phil RoeRTN-01
216Tom RooneyRFL-17
217Aaron SchockRIL-18
218Kurt SchraderDOR-05
219Glenn ThompsonRPA-05
220Paul TonkoDNY-20
221Michael QuigleyDIL-05April 7, 2009
222Judy ChuDCA-27July 14, 2009
223John GaramendiDCA-03November 3, 2009
224Ted DeutchDFL-21April 13, 2010
225Tom GravesRGA-14June 8, 2010
226Tom ReedRNY-23November 2, 2010
227Marlin StutzmanRIN-03
228Mike FitzpatrickRPA-08January 3, 2011[2]Previously served from 2005 to 2007
229Tim WalbergRMI-07Previously served from 2007 to 2009
230Bill FosterDIL-11January 3, 2013[2]Previously served from 2008 to 2011
231Justin AmashRMI-03January 3, 2011
232Lou BarlettaRPA-11
233Karen BassDCA-37
234Dan BenishekRMI-01
235Diane BlackRTN-06
236Mo BrooksRAL-05
237Larry BucshonRIN-08
238John CarneyDDE
239David CicillineDRI-01
240Rick CrawfordRAR-01
241Jeff DenhamRCA-10
242Scott DesJarlaisRTN-04
243Sean DuffyRWI-07
244Jeff DuncanRSC-03
245Renee EllmersRNC-02
246Blake FarentholdRTX-27
247Stephen FincherRTN-08
248Chuck FleischmannRTN-03
249Bill FloresRTX-17
250Bob GibbsROH-07
251Chris GibsonRNY-19
252Paul GosarRAZ-04
253Trey GowdyRSC-04
254Morgan GriffithRVA-09
255Richard HannaRNY-22
256Andy HarrisRMD-01
257Vicky HartzlerRMO-04
258Joe HeckRNV-03
259Jaime Herrera BeutlerRWA-03
260Tim HuelskampRKS-01
261Bill HuizengaRMI-02
262Randy HultgrenRIL-14
263Robert HurtRVA-05
264Bill JohnsonROH-06
265Bill KeatingDMA-09
266Mike KellyRPA-03
267Adam KinzingerRIL-16
268Raúl LabradorRID-01
269Billy LongRMO-07
270Tom MarinoRPA-10
271David McKinleyRWV-01
272Pat MeehanRPA-07
273Mick MulvaneyRSC-05
274Kristi NoemRSD
275Rich NugentRFL-11
276Steven PalazzoRMS-04
277Mike PompeoRKS-04
278Jim RenacciROH-16
279Reid RibbleRWI-08
280Cedric RichmondDLA-02
281Scott RigellRVA-02
282Martha RobyRAL-02
283Todd RokitaRIN-04
284Dennis RossRFL-15
285David SchweikertRAZ-06
286Austin ScottRGA-08
287Terri SewellDAL-07
288Steve StiversROH-15
289Scott TiptonRCO-03
290Daniel WebsterRFL-10
291Frederica WilsonDFL-24
292Steve WomackRAR-03
293Rob WoodallRGA-07
294Kevin YoderRKS-03
295Todd YoungRIN-09
296Janice HahnDCA-44July 12, 2011
297Mark AmodeiRNV-02September 13, 2011
298Suzanne BonamiciDOR-01January 31, 2012
299Suzan DelBeneDWA-01November 6, 2012
300Thomas MassieRKY-04
301Donald Payne, Jr.DNJ-10
302Alan GraysonDFL-09January 3, 2013Previously served from 2009 to 2011
303Ann KirkpatrickDAZ-01
304Dina TitusDNV-01
305Andy BarrRKY-06
306Joyce BeattyDOH-03
307Ami BeraDCA-07
308Jim BridenstineROK-01
309Susan BrooksRIN-05
310Julia BrownleyDCA-26
311Cheri BustosDIL-17
312Tony CardenasDCA-29
313Matt CartwrightDPA-17
314Joaquin CastroDTX-20
315Chris CollinsRNY-27
316Doug CollinsRGA-09
317Paul CookRCA-08
318Kevin CramerRND
319Rodney DavisRIL-13
320John DelaneyDMD-06
321Ron DeSantisRFL-06
322Tammy DuckworthDIL-08
323Elizabeth EstyDCT-05
324Lois FrankelDFL-22
325Tulsi GabbardDHI-02
326Dennis HeckDWA-10
327George HoldingRNC-13
328Richard HudsonRNC-08
329Jared HuffmanDCA-02
330Hakeem JeffriesDNY-08
331David JoyceROH-14
332Joseph Kennedy IIIDMA-04
333Dan KildeeDMI-05
334Derek KilmerDWA-06
335Ann McLane KusterDNH-02
336Doug LaMalfaRCA-01
337Alan LowenthalDCA-47
338Michelle Lujan GrishamDNM-01
339Sean Patrick MaloneyDNY-18
340Mark MeadowsRNC-11
341Grace MengDNY-06
342Luke MesserRIN-06
343Markwayne MullinROK-02
344Patrick MurphyDFL-18
345Beto O'RourkeDTX-16
346Scott PerryRPA-04
347Scott PetersDCA-52
348Robert PittengerRNC-09
349Mark PocanDWI-02
350Tom RiceRSC-07
351Keith RothfusRPA-12
352Raul RuizDCA-36
353Kyrsten SinemaDAZ-09
354Chris StewartRUT-02
355Eric SwalwellDCA-15
356Mark TakanoDCA-41
357David ValadaoRCA-21
358Juan VargasDCA-51
359Marc VeaseyDTX-33
360Filemon VelaDTX-34
361Ann WagnerRMO-02
362Jackie WalorskiRIN-02
363Randy WeberRTX-14
364Brad WenstrupROH-02
365Roger WilliamsRTX-25
366Ted YohoRFL-03
367Robin KellyDIL-02April 9, 2013
368Jason SmithRMO-08June 4, 2013
369Katherine ClarkDMA-05December 10, 2013
370Bradley ByrneRAL-01December 17, 2013
371David JollyRFL-13March 11, 2014
372Curt ClawsonRFL-19June 24, 2014
373Alma AdamsDNC-12November 4, 2014
374Dave BratRVA-07
375Donald NorcrossDNJ-01
376Robert DoldRIL-10January 3, 2015Previously served from 2011 to 2013
377Frank GuintaRNH-01
378Ralph AbrahamRLA-05
379Pete AguilarDCA-31
380Rick W. AllenRGA-12
381Brad AshfordDNE-02
382Brian BabinRTX-36
383Don BeyerDVA-08
384Mike BishopRMI-08
385Rod BlumRIA-01
386Mike BostRIL-12
387Brendan F. BoyleDPA-13
388Ken BuckRCO-04
389Buddy CarterRGA-01
390Barbara ComstockRVA-10
391Ryan CostelloRPA-06
392Carlos CurbeloRFL-26
393Mark DeSaulnierDCA-11
394Debbie DingellDMI-12
395Tom EmmerRMN-06
396Ruben GallegoDAZ-07
397Gwen GrahamDFL-02
398Garret GravesRLA-06
399Glenn GrothmanRWI-06
400Cresent HardyRNV-04
401Jody HiceRGA-10
402French HillRAR-02
403Will HurdRTX-23
404Evan JenkinsRWV-03
405John KatkoRNY-24
406Steve KnightRCA-25
407Brenda LawrenceDMI-14
408Ted LieuDCA-33
409Barry LoudermilkRGA-11
410Mia LoveRUT-04
411Tom MacArthurRNJ-03
412Martha McSallyRAZ-02
413John MoolenaarRMI-04
414Alex MooneyRWV-02
415Seth MoultonDMA-06
416Dan NewhouseRWA-04
417Gary PalmerRAL-06
418Bruce PoliquinRME-02
419John RatcliffeRTX-04
420Kathleen RiceDNY-04
421David RouzerRNC-07
422Steve RussellROK-05
423Elise StefanikRNY-21
424Mark TakaiDHI-01
425Norma TorresDCA-35
426David TrottRMI-11
427Mark WalkerRNC-06
428Mimi WaltersRCA-45
429Bonnie Watson ColemanDNJ-12
430Bruce WestermanRAR-04
431David YoungRIA-03
432Lee ZeldinRNY-01
433Ryan ZinkeRMT

Delegates[edit]

RankRepresentativePartyDistrictSeniority dateNotes
1Eleanor Holmes NortonDDCJanuary 3, 1991
2Madeleine BordalloDGUJanuary 3, 2003
3Pedro PierluisiNPP/DPRJanuary 3, 2009
4Gregorio SablanDNMI
5Stacey PlaskettDVIJanuary 3, 2015
6Amata Coleman RadewagenRAS

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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