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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. Baron Hill had previously served three terms, from 1999 to 2005, when he was once again elected in 2006. Instead of holding seniority with others whose terms began January 3, 2007, he was credited with two terms, and holds seniority above all representatives whose terms began January 3, 2003, 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. For example, Rep. Jay Inslee was elected to House for a term commencing January 3, 1999, after having served from 1993 to 1995. He ranks above his fellow representatives whose terms began January 3, 1999.

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 do so based on ideology and campaign fundraising.[1] However, party leadership is typically not associated with seniority.

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
1 John Dingell D MI-15 01955-12-13 December 13, 1955 Dean of the House
2 John Conyers D MI-14 01965-01-03 January 3, 1965 Chair of the Judiciary Committee
Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus
3 Dave Obey D WI-07 01969-04-01 April 1, 1969 Chair of the Appropriations Committee
4 Charles B. Rangel D NY-15 01971-01-03 January 3, 1971 Chair of the Ways and Means Committee (on leave of absence)
5 Bill Young R FL-10
6 Pete Stark D CA-13 01973-01-03 January 3, 1973
7 Don Young R AK 01973-03-06 March 6, 1973
8 George Miller D CA-07 01975-01-03 January 3, 1975 Chair of the Education and Labor Committee
9 James Oberstar D MN-08 Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
10 Henry Waxman D CA-30 Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee
11 Ed Markey D MA-07 01976-11-02 November 2, 1976 Chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
12 Norm Dicks D WA-06 01977-01-03 January 3, 1977
13 Dale Kildee D MI-05
14 Nick Rahall D WV-03 Chair of the Natural Resources Committee
15 Ike Skelton D MO-04 Chair of the Armed Services Committee
16 Jerry Lewis R CA-41 01979-01-03 January 3, 1979 Ranking member of the Appropriations Committee
17 James Sensenbrenner R WI-05 Ranking member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
18 Tom Petri R WI-06 01979-04-03 April 3, 1979
19 David Dreier R CA-26 01981-01-03 January 3, 1981 Ranking member of the Rules Committee
20 Barney Frank D MA-04 Chair of the Financial Services Committee
21 Ralph Hall R TX-04 Ranking member of the Science and Technology Committee
22 Hal Rogers R KY-05
23 Christopher Smith R NJ-04
24 Frank Wolf R VA-10
25 Steny Hoyer D MD-05 01981-05-19 May 19, 1981 Majority Leader
26 Howard Berman D CA-28 01983-01-03 January 3, 1983 Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
27 Rick Boucher D VA-09
28 Dan Burton R IN-05
29 Marcy Kaptur D OH-09 Most senior woman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
30 Sander Levin D MI-12 Acting Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
31 Alan Mollohan D WV-01
32 Solomon Ortiz D TX-27 Dean of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
33 John Spratt D SC-05 Chair of the Budget Committee
34 Ed Towns D NY-10 Chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee
35 Gary Ackerman D NY-05 01983-03-01 March 1, 1983
36 Joe Barton R TX-06 01985-01-03 January 3, 1985 Ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee
37 Howard Coble R NC-06
38 Bart Gordon D TN-06 Chair of the Science and Technology Committee
39 Paul Kanjorski D PA-11
40 Peter Visclosky D IN-01
41 Peter DeFazio D OR-04 01987-01-03 January 3, 1987
42 Elton Gallegly R CA-24
43 Wally Herger R CA-02
44 John Lewis D GA-05
45 Louise Slaughter D NY-28 Chair of the Rules Committee
46 Lamar Smith R TX-21 Ranking member of the Judiciary Committee
47 Fred Upton R MI-06
48 Nancy Pelosi D CA-08 01987-06-02 June 2, 1987 Speaker of the House
49 Jerry Costello D IL-12 01988-08-09 August 9, 1988
50 Frank Pallone D NJ-06 01988-11-08 November 8, 1988
51 John Duncan R TN-02
52 Eliot Engel D NY-17 01989-01-03 January 3, 1989
53 Nita Lowey D NY-18
54 Jim McDermott D WA-07
55 Richard Neal D MA-02
56 Donald Payne D NJ-10
57 Dana Rohrabacher R CA-46
58 Cliff Stearns R FL-06
59 John Tanner D TN-08
60 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R FL-18 01989-08-29 August 29, 1989 Ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Most senior Republican woman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
61 Gene Taylor D MS-04 01989-10-17 October 17, 1989
62 José Serrano D NY-16 01990-03-20 March 20, 1990
63 Rob Andrews D NJ-01 01990-11-06 November 6, 1990
64 Ron Paul R TX-14 01997-01-03 January 3, 1997[2] Previously served from 1976 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1985.
65 David Price D NC-04 Previously served from 1987 to 1995.
66 John Boehner R OH-08 01991-01-03 January 3, 1991 Minority Leader
67 Dave Camp R MI-04 Ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee
68 Rosa DeLauro D CT-03
69 Chet Edwards D TX-17
70 Jim Moran D VA-08
71 Collin Peterson D MN-07 Chair of the Agriculture Committee
72 Maxine Waters D CA-35
73 Sam Johnson R TX-03 01991-05-08 May 8, 1991
74 John Olver D MA-01 01991-06-04 June 4, 1991
75 Ed Pastor D AZ-04 01991-09-24 September 24, 1991
76 Jerrold Nadler D NY-08 01992-11-03 November 3, 1992
77 Jim Cooper D TN-05 02003-01-03 January 3, 2003[2] Previously served from 1983 to 1995.
78 Spencer Bachus R AL-06 01993-01-03 January 3, 1993 Ranking member of the Financial Services Committee
79 Roscoe Bartlett R MD-06
80 Xavier Becerra D CA-31
81 Sanford Bishop D GA-02
82 Corrine Brown D FL-03
83 Steve Buyer R IN-04 Ranking member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee
84 Ken Calvert R CA-44
85 Michael N. Castle R DE
86 Jim Clyburn D SC-06 Majority Whip
87 Nathan Deal R GA-09
88 Lincoln Diaz-Balart R FL-21
89 Anna Eshoo D CA-14
90 Bob Filner D CA-51 Chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee
91 Bob Goodlatte R VA-06 Ranking member of the Agriculture Committee
92 Gene Green D TX-29
93 Luis Gutiérrez D IL-04
94 Alcee Hastings D FL-23
95 Maurice Hinchey D NY-22
96 Pete Hoekstra R MI-02 Ranking member of the Intelligence Committee
97 Tim Holden D PA-17
98 Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX-30
99 Peter King R NY-03 Ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee
100 Jack Kingston R GA-01
101 John Linder R GA-07
102 Buck McKeon R CA-25 Ranking member of the Education and Labor Committee
103 Carolyn Maloney D NY-14
104 Donald Manzullo R IL-16
105 John Mica R FL-07 Ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
106 Earl Pomeroy D ND
107 Lucille Roybal-Allard D CA-34
108 Ed Royce R CA-40
109 Bobby Rush D IL-01
110 Bobby Scott D VA-03
111 Bart Stupak D MI-01
112 Nydia Velázquez D NY-12 Chair of the Small Business Committee
113 Mel Watt D NC-12
114 Lynn Woolsey D CA-06
115 Bennie Thompson D MS-02 01993-04-13 April 13, 1993 Chair of the Homeland Security Committee
116 Sam Farr D CA-17 01993-06-08 June 8, 1993
117 Vern Ehlers R MI-03 01993-12-07 December 7, 1993
118 Frank Lucas R OK-03 01994-05-10 May 10, 1994
119 Lloyd Doggett D TX-25 01995-01-03 January 3, 1995
120 Mike Doyle D PA-14
121 Chaka Fattah D PA-02
122 Rodney Frelinghuysen R NJ-11
123 Doc Hastings R WA-04 Ranking member of the Natural Resources Committee
124 Sheila Jackson-Lee D TX-18
125 Walter B. Jones R NC-03
126 Patrick Kennedy D RI-01
127 Tom Latham R IA-04
128 Steven LaTourette R OH-14
129 Frank LoBiondo R NJ-02
130 Zoe Lofgren D CA-16
131 Sue Myrick R NC-09
132 George Radanovich R CA-19
133 John Shadegg R AZ-03
134 Mark Souder R IN-03
135 Mac Thornberry R TX-13
136 Todd Tiahrt R KS-04
137 Zach Wamp R TN-03
138 Ed Whitfield R KY-01
139 Jesse Jackson, Jr. D IL-02 01995-12-12 December 12, 1995
140 Elijah Cummings D MD-07 01996-04-16 April 16, 1996
141 Earl Blumenauer D OR-03 01996-05-21 May 21, 1996
142 Jo Ann Emerson R MO-08 01996-11-05 November 5, 1996
143 Jane Harman D CA-36 02001-01-03 January 3, 2001[2] Previously served from 1993 to 1999.
144 Dan Lungren R CA-03 02005-01-03 January 3, 2005[2] Ranking member of the House Administration Committee
Previously served from 1979 to 1989.
145 Robert Aderholt R AL-04 01997-01-03 January 3, 1997
146 Marion Berry D AR-01
147 Roy Blunt R MO-07
148 Leonard Boswell D IA-03
149 Allen Boyd D FL-02
150 Kevin Brady R TX-08
151 Danny Davis D IL-07
152 Diana DeGette D CO-01
153 Bill Delahunt D MA-10
154 Bob Etheridge D NC-02
155 Kay Granger R TX-12
156 Rubén Hinojosa D TX-15
157 Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick D MI-13
158 Ron Kind D WI-03
159 Dennis Kucinich D OH-10
160 Carolyn McCarthy D NY-04
161 Jim McGovern D MA-03
162 Mike McIntyre D NC-07
163 Jerry Moran R KS-01
164 Bill Pascrell D NJ-08
165 Joe Pitts R PA-16
166 Silvestre Reyes D TX-16 Chair of the Intelligence Committee
167 Steven Rothman D NJ-09
168 Loretta Sanchez D CA-47
169 Pete Sessions R TX-32
170 Brad Sherman D CA-27
171 John Shimkus R IL-19
172 Adam Smith D WA-09
173 Vic Snyder D AR-02
174 John Tierney D MA-06
175 Gregory Meeks D NY-06 01998-02-03 February 3, 1998
176 Lois Capps D CA-23 01998-03-10 March 10, 1998
177 Mary Bono Mack R CA-45 01998-04-07 April 7, 1998
178 Barbara Lee D CA-09
179 Robert Brady D PA-01 01998-05-19 May 19, 1998 Chair of the House Administration Committee
180 Jay Inslee D WA-01 01999-01-03 January 3, 1999 Previously served from 1993 to 1995.
181 Brian Baird D WA-03
182 Tammy Baldwin D WI-02
183 Shelley Berkley D NV-01
184 Judy Biggert R IL-13
185 Mike Capuano D MA-08
186 Joe Crowley D NY-07
187 Charlie Gonzalez D TX-20
188 Rush D. Holt D NJ-12
189 John Larson D CT-01 Democratic Caucus Chairman
190 Gary Miller R CA-42
191 Dennis Moore D KS-03
192 Grace Napolitano D CA-38
193 Paul Ryan R WI-01 Ranking member of the Budget Committee
194 Jan Schakowsky D IL-09
195 Mike Simpson R ID-02
196 Lee Terry R NE-02
197 Mike Thompson D CA-01
198 Greg Walden R OR-02
199 Anthony Weiner D NY-09
200 David Wu D OR-01
201 Joe Baca D CA-43 01999-11-16 November 16, 1999
202 Bob Inglis R SC-04 02005-01-03 January 3, 2005[2] Previously served from 1993 to 1999.
203 Brian Bilbray R CA-50 02006-06-06 June 6, 2006[2] Previously served from 1995 to 2001.
204 Ciro Rodriguez D TX-23 02007-01-03 January 3, 2007[2] Previously served from 1997 to 2005.
205 Todd Akin R MO-02 02001-01-03 January 3, 2001
206 Henry Brown R SC-01
207 Eric Cantor R VA-07 Minority Whip
208 Shelley Moore Capito R WV-02
209 William Lacy Clay D MO-01
210 Ander Crenshaw R FL-04
211 John Culberson R TX-07
212 Susan Davis D CA-53
213 Jeff Flake R AZ-06
214 Sam Graves R MO-06 Ranking member of the Small Business Committee
215 Mike Honda D CA-15
216 Steve Israel D NY-02
217 Darrell Issa R CA-49 Ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee
218 Timothy Johnson R IL-15
219 Mark Kirk R IL-10
220 James Langevin D RI-02
221 Rick Larsen D WA-02
222 Betty McCollum D MN-04
223 Jim Matheson D UT-02
224 Mike Pence R IN-06
225 Todd Platts R PA-19
226 Adam Putnam R FL-12
227 Denny Rehberg R MT
228 Mike Rogers R MI-08
229 Mike Ross D AR-04
230 Adam Schiff D CA-29
231 Patrick Tiberi R OH-12
232 Bill Shuster R PA-09 02001-05-15 May 15, 2001
233 Diane Watson D CA-33 02001-06-05 June 5, 2001
234 Randy Forbes R VA-04 02001-06-19 June 19, 2001
235 Stephen Lynch D MA-09 02001-10-16 October 16, 2001
236 Jeff Miller R FL-01
237 John Boozman R AR-03 02001-11-20 November 20, 2001
238 Joe Wilson R SC-02 02001-12-18 December 18, 2001
239 John Sullivan R OK-01 02002-02-15 February 15, 2002
240 Baron Hill D IN-09 02007-01-03 January 3, 2007[2] Previously served from 1999 to 2005.
241 Rodney Alexander R LA-05 02003-01-03 January 3, 2003
242 Gresham Barrett R SC-03
243 Rob Bishop R UT-01
244 Tim Bishop D NY-01
245 Marsha Blackburn R TN-07
246 Jo Bonner R AL-01
247 Ginny Brown-Waite R FL-05
248 Michael Burgess R TX-26
249 Dennis Cardoza D CA-18
250 John Carter R TX-31
251 Tom Cole R OK-04
252 Artur Davis D AL-07
253 Lincoln Davis D TN-04
254 Mario Diaz-Balart R FL-25
255 Trent Franks R AZ-02
256 Scott Garrett R NJ-05
257 Jim Gerlach R PA-06
258 Phil Gingrey R GA-11
259 Raúl Grijalva D AZ-07
260 Jeb Hensarling R TX-05
261 Steve King R IA-05
262 John Kline R MN-02
263 Jim Marshall D GA-08
264 Thaddeus McCotter R MI-11
265 Kendrick Meek D FL-17
266 Mike Michaud D ME-02
267 Brad Miller D NC-13
268 Candice Miller R MI-10
269 Tim Murphy R PA-18
270 Devin Nunes R CA-21
271 Mike D. Rogers R AL-03
272 Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-02
273 Tim Ryan D OH-17
274 Linda Sánchez D CA-39
275 David Scott D GA-13
276 Michael Turner R OH-03
277 Chris Van Hollen D MD-08
278 Randy Neugebauer R TX-19 02003-06-03 June 3, 2003
279 Ben Chandler D KY-06 02004-02-17 February 17, 2004
280 Stephanie Herseth Sandlin D SD 02004-06-01 June 1, 2004
281 G. K. Butterfield D NC-01 02004-07-20 July 20, 2004
282 John Barrow D GA-12 02005-01-03 January 3, 2005
283 Melissa Bean D IL-08
284 Dan Boren D OK-02
285 Charles Boustany R LA-07
286 Russ Carnahan D MO-03
287 Emanuel Cleaver D MO-05
288 Mike Conaway R TX-11
289 Jim Costa D CA-20
290 Henry Cuellar D TX-28
291 Geoff Davis R KY-04
292 Charlie Dent R PA-15
293 Jeff Fortenberry R NE-01
294 Virginia Foxx R NC-05
295 Louis Gohmert R TX-01
296 Al Green D TX-09
297 Brian Higgins D NY-27
298 Dan Lipinski D IL-03
299 Mike McCaul R TX-10
300 Patrick McHenry R NC-10
301 Cathy McMorris R WA-05
302 Connie Mack IV R FL-14
303 Kenny Marchant R TX-24
304 Charlie Melancon D LA-03
305 Gwen Moore D WI-04
306 Ted Poe R TX-02
307 Tom Price R GA-06
308 Dave Reichert R WA-08
309 John Salazar D CO-03
310 Allyson Schwartz D PA-13
311 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL-20
312 Lynn Westmoreland R GA-03
313 Doris Matsui D CA-05 02005-03-08 March 8, 2005
314 Jean Schmidt R OH-02 02005-08-02 August 2, 2005
315 John Campbell R CA-48 02005-12-06 December 6, 2005
316 Albio Sires D NJ-13 02006-11-13 November 13, 2006
317 Jason Altmire D PA-04 02007-01-04 January 4, 2007
318 Michael Arcuri D NY-24
319 Michele Bachmann R MN-06
320 Gus Bilirakis R FL-09
321 Bruce Braley D IA-01
322 Vern Buchanan R FL-13
323 Chris Carney D PA-10
324 Kathy Castor D FL-11
325 Yvette D. Clarke D NY-11
326 Steve Cohen D TN-09
327 Joe Courtney D CT-02
328 Joe Donnelly D IN-02
329 Keith Ellison D MN-05
330 Brad Ellsworth D IN-08
331 Mary Fallin R OK-05
332 Gabrielle Giffords D AZ-08
333 John Hall D NY-19
334 Phil Hare D IL-17
335 Dean Heller R NV-02
336 Mazie Hirono D HI-02
337 Paul Hodes D NH-02
338 Hank Johnson D GA-04
339 Jim Jordan R OH-04
340 Steve Kagen D WI-08
341 Ron Klein D FL-22
342 Doug Lamborn R CO-05
343 Dave Loebsack D IA-02
344 Kevin McCarthy R CA-22
345 Jerry McNerney D CA-11
346 Harry Mitchell D AZ-05
347 Christopher Murphy D CT-05
348 Patrick Murphy D PA-08
349 Ed Perlmutter D CO-07
350 Peter Roskam R IL-06
351 John Sarbanes D MD-03
352 Joe Sestak D PA-07
353 Carol Shea-Porter D NH-01
354 Heath Shuler D NC-11
355 Adrian M. Smith R NE-03
356 Zack Space D OH-18
357 Betty Sutton D OH-13
358 Tim Walz D MN-01
359 Peter Welch D VT
360 Charlie Wilson D OH-06
361 John Yarmuth D KY-03
362 Paul Broun R GA-10 02007-07-17 July 17, 2007
363 Laura Richardson D CA-37 02007-08-21 August 21, 2007
364 Niki Tsongas D MA-05 02007-10-16 October 16, 2007
365 Bob Latta R OH-05 02007-12-11 December 11, 2007
366 Rob Wittman R VA-01
367 Bill Foster D IL-14 02008-03-08 March 8, 2008
368 André Carson D IN-07 02008-03-11 March 11, 2008
369 Jackie Speier D CA-12 02008-04-08 April 8, 2008
370 Steve Scalise‎ R LA-01 02008-05-03 May 3, 2008
371 Travis Childers D MS-01 02008-05-13 May 13, 2008
372 Donna Edwards D MD-04 02008-06-17 June 17, 2008
373 Marcia Fudge D OH-11 02008-11-18 November 18, 2008
374 John Adler D NJ-03 02009-01-03 January 3, 2009
375 Steve Austria R OH-07
376 John Boccieri D OH-16
377 Bobby Bright D AL-02
378 Joseph Cao R LA-02
379 Bill Cassidy R LA-06
380 Jason Chaffetz R UT-03
381 Mike Coffman R CO-06
382 Gerry Connolly D VA-11
383 Kathy Dahlkemper D PA-03
384 Steve Driehaus D OH-01
385 John C. Fleming R LA-04
386 Alan Grayson D FL-08
387 Parker Griffith R AL-05
388 Brett Guthrie R KY-02
389 Debbie Halvorson D IL-11
390 Gregg Harper R MS-03
391 Martin Heinrich D NM-01
392 Jim Himes D CT-04
393 Duncan D. Hunter R CA-52
394 Lynn Jenkins R KS-02
395 Mary Jo Kilroy D OH-15
396 Ann Kirkpatrick D AZ-01
397 Larry Kissell D NC-08
398 Suzanne Kosmas D FL-24
399 Frank Kratovil D MD-01
400 Leonard Lance R NJ-07
401 Chris Lee R NY-26
402 Blaine Luetkemeyer R MO-09
403 Ben R. Luján D NM-03
404 Cynthia Lummis R WY
405 Tom McClintock R CA-04
406 Michael McMahon D NY-13
407 Dan Maffei D NY-25
408 Betsy Markey D CO-04
409 Walter Minnick D ID-01
410 Glenn Nye D VA-02
411 Pete Olson R TX-22
412 Erik Paulsen R MN-03
413 Tom Perriello D VA-05
414 Gary Peters D MI-09
415 Chellie Pingree D ME-01
416 Jared Polis D CO-02
417 Bill Posey R FL-15
418 Phil Roe R TN-01
419 Tom Rooney R FL-16
420 Mark Schauer D MI-07
421 Aaron Schock R IL-18
422 Kurt Schrader D OR-05
423 Harry Teague D NM-02
424 Glenn Thompson R PA-05
425 Dina Titus D NV-03
426 Paul Tonko D NY-21
427 Scott Murphy D NY-20 02009-03-31 March 31, 2009
428 Michael Quigley D IL-05 02009-04-07 April 7, 2009
429 Judy Chu D CA-32 02009-07-14 July 14, 2009
430 John Garamendi D CA-10 02009-11-03 November 3, 2009
431 Bill Owens D NY-23

Notes

  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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