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

John Carter

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State TX
Effectiveness Score C

Committee Rank: 508/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.04% (113th congress. Rank is 244/537)
95.13% (114th congress. Rank is 280/537)
97.53% (115th congress. Rank is 467/537)
Missed Votes 62 (113th congress. Rank is 274/537)
79 (114th congress. Rank is 427/537)
32 (115th congress. Rank is 329/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 91/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hjres79-113 Making continuing appropriations for certain components of the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-10-10 False
hjres85-113 Making continuing appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-10-04 False
hr2217-113 Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-06-06 False