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

Lindsey Graham

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

Committee Rank: 79/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 12
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Member 6
Senate Committee on the Budget SSBU Member 4
Senate Committee on the Judiciary SSJU Member 3
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 83.64% (114th congress. Rank is 21/537)
96.77% (115th congress. Rank is 431/537)
Missed Votes 123 (114th congress. Rank is 80/537)
16 (115th congress. Rank is 162/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres142-113 A resolution designating May 15, 2013, as "National MPS Awareness Day". 113 senate True 2013-05-15 False
sres261-113 A resolution designating the week beginning September 23, 2013, as "National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week". 113 senate True 2013-09-26 False