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

Steve Daines

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

Committee Rank: 45/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs SLIA Member 6
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Member 13
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 8
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources SSEG Member 6
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs SSGA Member 8
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.25% (113th congress. Rank is 204/537)
89.24% (114th congress. Rank is 57/537)
95.62% (115th congress. Rank is 362/537)
Missed Votes 10 (113th congress. Rank is 21/537)
0 (114th congress. Rank is 11/537)
0 (115th congress. Rank is 31/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 200/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4508-113 To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services. 113 house True 2014-07-22 False