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

Louie Gohmert

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

Committee Rank: 212/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Natural Resources HSII Member 3
House Committee on the Judiciary HSJU Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 88.23% (113th congress. Rank is 26/537)
89.72% (114th congress. Rank is 66/537)
92.95% (115th congress. Rank is 144/537)
Missed Votes 79 (113th congress. Rank is 308/537)
60 (114th congress. Rank is 381/537)
47 (115th congress. Rank is 392/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,153/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4167-114 To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a default configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-23 False
hconres107-114 Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives. 114 house True 2016-01-13 False