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Republican Seniority List: 114th Congress

Source: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/chronlist.pdf

Senate rank is first determined by the length of consecutive service in the Senate. For senators who entered the Senate on the same day, several tie-breaking procedures determine seniority. In order of precedence, these factors are: previous Senate service, service as the vice president, previous House service; service in the Cabinet, service as a state governor. If a tie still exists, senators are ranked according to the population of their state at the time of swearing in.

 

1. Orrin G. Hatch, R-UT Jan. 3, 1977
2. Thad Cochran, R-MS Dec. 27, 1978
3. Charles E. Grassley, R-IA Jan. 3, 1981
4. Mitch McConnell, R-KY Jan. 3, 1985
5. Richard C. Shelby, R-AL Jan. 3, 1987
6. John McCain, R-AZ Jan. 3, 1987
7. James M. Inhofe, R-OK Nov. 16, 1994
8. Pat Roberts, R-KS Jan. 3, 1997
9. Jeff Sessions, R-AL Jan. 3, 1997
10. Susan Collins, R-ME Jan. 3, 1997
11. Michael B. Enzi, R-WY Jan. 3, 1997
12. Michael D. Crapo, R-ID Jan. 3, 1999
13. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK Dec. 20, 2002
14. Lindsey Graham, R-SC Jan. 3, 2003
15. Lamar Alexander, R-TN Jan. 3, 2003
16. John Cornyn, R-TX Dec. 2, 2002*
17. Richard M. Burr, R-NC Jan. 3, 2005
18. John Thune, R-SD Jan. 3, 2005
19. Johnny Isakson, R-GA Jan. 3, 2005
20. David Vitter, R-LA Jan. 3, 2005
21. Bob Corker, R-TN Jan. 3, 2007
22. John A. Barrasso, R-WY June 22, 2007
23. Roger Wicker, R-MS Dec. 31, 2007
24. Jim Risch, R-ID Jan. 3, 2009
25. Mark Kirk, R-IL Nov. 29, 2010
26. Dan Coats, R-IN Jan. 3, 2011
27. Roy Blunt, R-MO Jan. 3, 2011
28. Jerry Moran, R-KS Jan. 3, 2011
29. Rob Portman, R-OH Jan. 3, 2011
30. John Boozman, R-AR Jan. 3, 2011
31. Pat Toomey, R-PA Jan. 3, 2011
32. John Hoeven, R-ND Jan. 3, 2011
33. Marco Rubio, R-FL Jan. 3, 2011
34. Ron Johnson, R-WI Jan. 3, 2011
35. Rand Paul, R-KY Jan. 3, 2011
36. Mike Lee, R-UT Jan. 3, 2011
37. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH Jan. 3, 2011
38. Dean Heller, R-NV May 9, 2011
39. Tim Scott, R-SC Jan. 3, 2013
40. Jeff Flake, R-AZ Jan. 3, 2013
41. Ted Cruz, R-TX Jan. 3, 2013
42. Deb Fischer, R-NE Jan. 3, 2013
43. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV Jan. 3, 2015
44. Bill Cassidy, R-LA Jan. 3, 2015
45. Cory Gardner, R-CO Jan. 3, 2015
46. James Lankford, R-OK Jan. 3, 2015
47. Tom Cotton, R-AR Jan. 3, 2015
48. Steve Daines, R-MT Jan. 3, 2015
49. Mike Rounds, R-SD Jan. 3, 2015
50. David Perdue, R-GA Jan. 3, 2015
51. Thom Tillis, R-NC Jan. 3, 2015
52. Joni Ernst, R-IA Jan. 3, 2015
53. Ben Sasse, R-NE Jan. 3, 2015
54. Dan Sullivan, R-AK Jan. 3, 2015

 

 

* Phil Gramm resigned early, effective Nov. 30, 2002, so that Cornyn could move into his office suite and begin organizing his staff. Cornyn did not, however, gain seniority, owing to a 1980 Rules Committee policy established by Senator Pell that no longer gave seniority to senators who entered Congress early for the purpose of gaining advantageous office space.