Longest-Serving Democrats in the House

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13. Rep. Jim Cooper
> Time in congress: 28 years (1983-1995, 2003-present)

District: Rep. Cooper currently serves Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, which covers some or all of Cheatham, Davidson, and Dickson Counties.

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12. Rep. Nita Lowey
> Time in congress: 30 years (1989-present)

District: Rep. Lowey currently serves New York’s 17th Congressional District, which covers some or all of Rockland and Westchester Counties.

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11. Rep. Eliot Engel
> Time in congress: 30 years (1989-present)

District: Rep. Engel currently serves New York’s 16th Congressional District, which covers some or all of Bronx and Westchester Counties.

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10. Rep. José E. Serrano
> Time in congress: 30 years (1989-present)

District: Rep. Serrano currently serves New York’s 15th Congressional District, which covers some or all of Bronx County.

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9. Rep. Richard E. Neal
> Time in congress: 30 years (1989-present)

District: Rep. Neal currently serves Massachusetts’s 1st Congressional District, which covers some or all of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester Counties.