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

Jim Cooper

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State TN
Effectiveness Score B-
Committees

Committee Rank: 381/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Armed Services HSAS Member 6
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 6
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 87.36% (113th congress. Rank is 24/537)
86.12% (114th congress. Rank is 31/537)
86.74% (115th congress. Rank is 33/537)
Missed Votes 21 (113th congress. Rank is 118/537)
21 (114th congress. Rank is 199/537)
4 (115th congress. Rank is 363/537)
Bills Sponsored 0 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted