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

Joni Ernst

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

Committee Rank: 89/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 7
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 5
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship SSSB Member 5
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Member 9
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.43% (114th congress. Rank is 167/537)
97.42% (115th congress. Rank is 462/537)
Missed Votes 0 (114th congress. Rank is 26/537)
1 (115th congress. Rank is 38/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 231/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sjres22-114 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. 114 house True 2016-01-13 2015-11-04 2016-01-19