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

Susan Brooks

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State IN
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 277/530

Committee Chair Rank: 84/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 22
House Committee on Ethics HSSO Chair 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.62% (113th congress. Rank is 281/537)
94.73% (114th congress. Rank is 246/537)
96.76% (115th congress. Rank is 430/537)
Missed Votes 6 (113th congress. Rank is 262/537)
16 (114th congress. Rank is 131/537)
8 (115th congress. Rank is 494/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 240/537,45/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5509-114 To name the Department of Veterans Affairs temporary lodging facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the "Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran House". 114 house True 2016-09-26 2016-11-30 2016-12-05
hr4641-114 To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-11 False
hr4275-113 To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for cooperative and small employer charity pension plans. 113 house True 2014-03-24 2014-03-27
hr2992-114 To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II. 114 house True 2016-11-30 False