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

Blake Farenthold

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State TX
Effectiveness Score B-
Committees

Committee Rank: 530/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.95% (113th congress. Rank is 238/537)
93.59% (114th congress. Rank is 175/537)
96.17% (115th congress. Rank is 399/537)
Missed Votes 4 (113th congress. Rank is 212/537)
14 (114th congress. Rank is 107/537)
6 (115th congress. Rank is 443/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 94/537,165/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr2860-113 To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that the Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management may use amounts in the revolving fund of the Office to fund audits, investigations, and oversight activities, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-01-14 2014-01-29 2014-02-04
hr2860-113 To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that the Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management may use amounts in the revolving fund of the Office to fund audits, investigations, and oversight activities, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-01-14 2014-01-29 2014-02-04
hr2745-114 To amend the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act to provide that the Federal Trade Commission shall exercise authority with respect to mergers only under the Clayton Act and only in the same procedural manner as the Attorney General exercises such authority. 114 house True 2016-03-23 False
hr982-113 To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-11-13 False