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

Deb Fischer

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

Committee Rank: 11/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 10
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 4
Senate Special Committee on Aging SPAG Member 9
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Member 5
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration SSRA Member 9
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Member 6
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.42% (114th congress. Rank is 223/537)
97.68% (115th congress. Rank is 473/537)
Missed Votes 0 (114th congress. Rank is 24/537)
0 (115th congress. Rank is 14/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 151/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s2276-114 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-08 2016-03-03 2016-06-16
s2583-113 A bill to promote the non-exclusive use of electronic labeling for devices licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. 113 senate True 2014-11-13 2014-09-18 2014-11-19
sres116-113 A resolution designating September 26, 2013, as "National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day". 113 senate True 2013-04-25 False
s1115-114 A bill to close out expired, empty grant accounts. 114 house True 2016-01-11 2015-12-18 2016-01-19