THEY HAD MUCH TO SAY
Some lawmakers are more chatty than others. C-SPAN is offering “end-of-year stats on the 114th Congress” gauging which House members made the most floor appearances during the year. The public affairs channel, which faithfully covers legislation and policy on Capitol Hill and elsewhere from dawn to dusk, has named the top-10 representatives with the most appearances before their peers — and the cameras of C-SPAN.
Seven Republicans and three Democrats were named.
In first place is Rep. Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania Republican, who stepped out to speak 208 days this year. In second place is Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, with 163 days; followed by Rep. Doug LaMalfa, California Republican (140 days); Rep. Lleana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican (137 days); Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina Republican (127 days); Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican (124 days); Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat) (118 days); Rep. Dan Kildee, Michigan Democrat (108 days); Robert Dold, Illinois Republican (106 days) and Rep. Virginia Foxx, North Carolina Republican with 105 days.