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

Sanford D. Bishop

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State GA
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 460/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 8
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 85.87% (113th congress. Rank is 18/537)
87.74% (114th congress. Rank is 37/537)
90.27% (115th congress. Rank is 67/537)
Missed Votes 74 (113th congress. Rank is 301/537)
28 (114th congress. Rank is 240/537)
29 (115th congress. Rank is 295/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,207/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr482-114 To redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia and revise its boundary, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-03-22 False