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

Sherrod Brown

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State OH
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 75/530

Committee Chair Rank: 80/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Ranking Member 1
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 3
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs SSVA Member 4
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 8
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.48% (114th congress. Rank is 170/537)
94.85% (115th congress. Rank is 310/537)
Missed Votes 11 (114th congress. Rank is 59/537)
0 (115th congress. Rank is 33/537)
Bills Sponsored 6 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s1214-113 A bill to require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government. 113 senate True 2014-09-16 False
sres368-113 A resolution designating February 28, 2014, as "Rare Disease Day". 113 senate True 2014-02-27 False
sres57-113 A resolution designating February 28, 2013, as "Rare Disease Day". 113 senate True 2013-02-26 False
s2785-113 A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory and submit reports with respect to microcystins in drinking water. 113 senate True 2014-12-11 False
s381-113 A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders", for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo. 113 senate True 2013-11-19 False
s2323-113 A bill to amend chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service. 113 senate True 2014-09-10 False