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

Tom Cotton

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State AR
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 42/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Joint Economic Committee JSEC Member 2
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence SLIN Member 7
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 5
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Member 8
Senate Committee on the Budget SSBU Member 12
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.31% (113th congress. Rank is 144/537)
90.98% (114th congress. Rank is 93/537)
97.41% (115th congress. Rank is 461/537)
Missed Votes 12 (113th congress. Rank is 38/537)
14 (114th congress. Rank is 113/537)
2 (115th congress. Rank is 210/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,253/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s3076-114 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish caskets and urns for burial in cemeteries of States and tribal organizations of veterans without next of kin or sufficient resources to provide for caskets or urns, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-12-06 2016-09-20 2016-12-08