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

Marsha Blackburn

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State TN
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 391/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 6
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.22% (113th congress. Rank is 312/537)
96.18% (114th congress. Rank is 379/537)
96.14% (115th congress. Rank is 397/537)
Missed Votes 27 (113th congress. Rank is 151/537)
41 (114th congress. Rank is 316/537)
37 (115th congress. Rank is 351/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 188/537,43/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr6135-114 To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse". 114 house True 2016-11-29 False
hr5104-114 To prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice in commerce, the sale or use of certain software to circumvent control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for any given event, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-12 False
hr87-114 To modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-07 False
hr5272-113 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-08-01 False