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

Thad Cochran

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State MS
Effectiveness Score C
Committees

Committee Rank: 530/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 89.88% (114th congress. Rank is 68/537)
99.15% (115th congress. Rank is 529/537)
Missed Votes 8 (114th congress. Rank is 430/537)
37 (115th congress. Rank is 354/537)
Bills Sponsored 5 (Bill ranking is 193/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sconres53-114 A concurrent resolution directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 5325. 114 house True 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 False
s1093-113 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 130 Caldwell Drive in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, as the "First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. Post Office Building". 113 senate True 2014-11-17 2013-08-01 2014-11-19
s304-113 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-09-10 2013-06-19 2013-09-12
s1093-113 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 130 Caldwell Drive in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, as the "First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. Post Office Building". 113 house True 2014-11-17 2013-08-01 2014-11-19
s304-113 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2013-09-10 2013-06-19 2013-09-12