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

Paul Cook

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State CA
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 96/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Armed Services HSAS Member 17
House Committee on Foreign Affairs HSFA Member 12
House Committee on Natural Resources HSII Member 14
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.08% (113th congress. Rank is 247/537)
95.93% (114th congress. Rank is 365/537)
95.35% (115th congress. Rank is 344/537)
Missed Votes 13 (113th congress. Rank is 45/537)
23 (114th congress. Rank is 214/537)
2 (115th congress. Rank is 209/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 234/537,78/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3286-114 To encourage effective, voluntary private sector investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual presidential awards to private sector employers recognizing such efforts, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-11-29 False
hr496-114 To establish the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area in the State of California, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-23 False
hr1241-113 To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-12-03 False