Harry Reid Tops List of Congress' Biggest Talkers

Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 01:56 PM

By Dan Weil

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For everyone dying to know which congressmen gave the most speeches on the floor of their chamber this congress, C-Span has the answer. Republicans took nine of the top 10 spots in the House and harry,reid,C-Span,speeches,congressfive of the top 10 spots in the Senate during the 111th Congress, according to the network’s Congressional Chronicle.

Here are the top five for each body, with the number of floor speeches in parentheses:

Senate
1.Harry Reid, D-Nev. (286)
2.Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (246)
3.Dick Durbin, D-Ill. (201)
4.John Kyl, R-Ariz. (171)
5.Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (144)

House
1.Ted Poe, R-Texas (220)
2.Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas (163)
3.Joe Wilson, R-S.C. (155)
4.Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. (151)
5.Lamar Smith, R-Texas (148)

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