2018 House of Representatives Retirement Tracker

April 11, 2018

Last updated: 4/11/18 at 12:00 PM

To date, 55 members of the 115th House have announced retirements ahead of the 2018 midterm election including 18 Democrats and 37 Republicans, most notably being Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI-1). 21 members are vacating their seats to run for higher office while 34 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.

The average retiring House member has:

- 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).

Combined, the 55 retiring House members have:

- 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 does not included members whose seats have been or will be filled by special election before November.

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