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

Jeff Fortenberry

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State NE
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 396/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 15
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.27% (113th congress. Rank is 106/537)
91.65% (114th congress. Rank is 107/537)
93.67% (115th congress. Rank is 203/537)
Missed Votes 41 (113th congress. Rank is 220/537)
19 (114th congress. Rank is 172/537)
19 (115th congress. Rank is 185/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 236/537,261/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hconres75-114 Expressing the sense of Congress that those who commit or support atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities, including Yezidis, Turkmen, Sabea-Mandeans, Kaka'e, and Kurds, and who target them specifically for ethnic or religious reasons, are committing, and are hereby declared to be committing, "war crimes", "crimes against humanity", and "genocide". 114 house True 2016-03-14 False
hr5086-113 To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-12-09 False