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

James E. Clyburn

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role Assistant Leader (115th congress)
State SC
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 530/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.98% (113th congress. Rank is 134/537)
95.19% (114th congress. Rank is 285/537)
94.6% (115th congress. Rank is 291/537)
Missed Votes 66 (113th congress. Rank is 279/537)
77 (114th congress. Rank is 421/537)
82 (115th congress. Rank is 512/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,123/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3004-114 To amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. 114 house True 2016-02-24 2016-09-29 2016-10-03
hr295-114 To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program. 114 house True 2016-09-12 False