Reps. Poe, Jackson Lee love to talk and talk and …

There are plenty of jokes about how much members of Congress like to hear themselves talk. But according to a new C-SPAN search engine, a few lawmakers significantly outpaced their colleagues in the 111th Congress when it came to yapping on the House floor.

Not surprisingly, Rep. Ted PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeWith coordinated US action, Iran's expansionist strategy will backfire Overnight Defense: Judge orders Pentagon to accept transgender recruits on Jan. 1 | Trump eyes sending American astronauts back to moon | GOP reps want Iran sanctions over Yemen war GOP lawmakers call for Iran sanctions over its role in Yemen MORE (R-Texas) takes first prize, having addressed his colleagues (or, oftentimes, an empty House chamber) on 234 of the 317 days the House was in session during the last Congress, or 73 percent of working legislative days. 

Poe is best known for wrapping up his floor speeches with, “And that’s just the way it is.” 

Coming in second place is Poe’s Texas colleague, Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeOvernight Cybersecurity: Feinstein shocks by releasing Fusion GPS testimony | House passes bill to boost oversight of cyber vulnerabilities | FBI director calls encryption 'public safety issue' House passes Homeland Security cybersecurity oversight bill American Airlines apologizes after accusing NBA G League players of stealing blankets MORE (D), who addressed the House 180 times during the last Congress, according to C-SPAN. 

In all fairness, Jackson Lee has a lot to talk about: At last count, she belongs to approximately 55 unique caucuses and task forces, ranging from the Congressional Songwriters Caucus to the Congressional Fire Services Caucus. 

One interesting note: Republicans made up 80 percent of the top 10 talkers in the House during the 111th Congress. Perhaps Democrats will be more vocal now that they’re in the minority.

Over on the Senate side, the pontificating stats are more predictable: Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDems search for winning playbook Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response The Memo: Immigration battle tests activists’ muscle MORE (D-Nev.) came in at No. 1, with appearances on the Senate floor 312 of the 318 total days the upper chamber was in session, while Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.) came in second, taking to the podium on 266 days of the 111th Congress.