Congressional Report Card

Looking at how effective our congress is. We evaluated all congress-persons from the 113, 114, and 115th sessions up congress gave them a grade based on their relative ranking compared to their peers.

Range breakdowns are as follows:
A range = 8%, B range = 22%, C range = 36%, D = 18%, F = 16% (Note: Average = C grade, A being best, F being worst)

Grades are calculated based on rankings that take into account committee membership, committee leadership, voting alignment (bipartisan voting strategies favored), votes missed (high # of votes missed penalized), bills sponsored, and bills sponsored that passed.
All data was collected from ProPublica's congress API

Created by Abhinav Suri, Katie Jiang, Lutong Cai, and Loujeine Boutar

Lamar Alexander

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State TN
Effectiveness Score B+
Committees

Committee Rank: 63/530

Committee Chair Rank: 77/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Member 3
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources SSEG Member 8
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration SSRA Member 3
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions SSHR Chairman 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 85.45% (114th congress. Rank is 30/537)
97.55% (115th congress. Rank is 468/537)
Missed Votes 14 (114th congress. Rank is 109/537)
20 (115th congress. Rank is 219/537)
Bills Sponsored 6 (Bill ranking is 218/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s982-113 A bill to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-05-21 2013-05-16 2013-05-22
s982-113 A bill to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2013-05-21 2013-05-16 2013-05-22
sres477-113 A resolution designating June 20, 2014, as "American Eagle Day", and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States. 113 senate True 2014-06-17 False
s192-114 A bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-03-21 2015-07-16 2016-04-13
sres444-113 A resolution relative to the death of Harlan Mathews, former United States Senator for the State of Tennessee. 113 senate True 2014-05-13 False
sres174-113 A resolution designating June 20, 2013, as "American Eagle Day", and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States. 113 senate True 2013-06-18 False