Last updated: 4/11/18 at 12:00 PM
To date, 58 members of the 115th House have announced retirements ahead of the 2018 midterm election including 19 Democrats and 39 Republicans, most notably being Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI-1). 20 members are vacating their seats to run for higher office while 37 are retiring outright. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the legislative experience these retiring representatives will leave behind:
Below is a spreadsheet of each representative who has announced their impending retirement. You can filter and sort members based on a variety of legislative metrics by hovering over the light blue triangle at the top of each column or use the search bar to find the legislative history for a specific representative. Want to use the data for your own work? Click the download button.
- Served seven terms (14 years) in the House.
- Introduced 92 sponsored bills (chamber average: 73 bills) and enacted four bills (chamber average: three bills).
- Voted against their party seven percent of the time (chamber average: six percent) and cosponsorsed opposite party legislation 22 percent of the time (chamber average: 20 percent).
- Garnered 16 cosponsors per sponsored bill they introduce (chamber average: 15 cosponsors).
- Represented districts with a Cook PVI rating of R/D +11 (chamber average: R/D +14).
- Won 64 percent of the vote in their last election (chamber average: 67 percent).
- Held 26 chairmanships while in office or 25 percent of all chairmanship experience in the 115th House.
- Served 393 terms (786 years) or 17 percent of total tenure in the 115th House.
- Introduced 5,196 bills or 17 percent of all legislation introduced by representatives in the 115th House.
- Enacted 239 bills or 18 percent of all legislation enacted by representatives in the 115th House.
Methodology: Quorum's Retirement Tracker includes members who voluntary left their seats. It does not included members whose seats have been or will be filled by special election before November, or incumbents who were defeated in primary elections.