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 Cornyn

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role Assistant Leader (115th congress)
State TX
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 58/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence SLIN Member 8
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control SCNC Member 2
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 6
Senate Committee on the Judiciary SSJU Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.49% (114th congress. Rank is 134/537)
98.97% (115th congress. Rank is 527/537)
Missed Votes 9 (114th congress. Rank is 452/537)
0 (115th congress. Rank is 21/537)
Bills Sponsored 7 (Bill ranking is 16/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres24-113 A resolution commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. 113 senate True 2013-01-31 False
s2840-114 A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds for active shooter training, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-07-12 2016-05-18 2016-07-14
s612-114 A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse". 114 house True 2016-12-08 2015-05-21 2016-12-14
s2040-114 A bill to deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-09 2016-09-28 2016-09-12
s2577-114 A bill to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of forensic evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to support accreditation efforts of forensic science laboratories and medical examiner offices, to address training and equipment needs, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-11-29 2016-06-16 2016-12-07
s337-114 A bill to improve the Freedom of Information Act. 114 house True 2016-06-13 2016-03-15 2016-06-22
s2143-114 A bill to provide for the authority for the successors and assigns of the Starr-Camargo Bridge Company to maintain and operate a toll bridge across the Rio Grande near Rio Grande City, Texas, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-16 2016-03-17 2016-05-18