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

Richard J. Durbin

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role Minority Whip (115th congress)
State IL
Effectiveness Score B-
Committees

Committee Rank: 133/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Member 4
Senate Committee on the Judiciary SSJU Member 3
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration SSRA Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.93% (114th congress. Rank is 364/537)
93.63% (115th congress. Rank is 196/537)
Missed Votes 11 (114th congress. Rank is 54/537)
11 (115th congress. Rank is 92/537)
Bills Sponsored 9 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres318-113 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the critical need for political reform in Bangladesh, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-01-07 False
s2921-113 A bill to designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 310 Home Boulevard in Galesburg, Illinois, as the "Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic". 113 senate True 2014-12-08 2014-12-03 2014-12-10
s796-113 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 302 East Green Street in Champaign, Illinois, as the "James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office Building". 113 senate True 2013-08-01 False
s2921-113 A bill to designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 310 Home Boulevard in Galesburg, Illinois, as the "Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic". 113 house True 2014-12-08 2014-12-03 2014-12-10
sconres30-113 A concurrent resolution providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives. 113 senate True 2013-12-26 2013-12-20 False
sconres30-113 A concurrent resolution providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives. 113 house True 2013-12-26 2013-12-20 False
sres165-113 A resolution calling for the release from prison of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko in light of the recent European Court of Human Rights ruling. 113 senate True 2013-11-18 False
sres378-113 A resolution condemning illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine. 113 senate True 2014-03-11 False
sres187-113 A resolution congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup. 113 senate True 2013-06-26 False