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

Dean Heller

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

Committee Rank: 85/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Member 5
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Member 8
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs SSVA Member 4
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 12
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 80.49% (114th congress. Rank is 16/537)
92.74% (115th congress. Rank is 134/537)
Missed Votes 15 (114th congress. Rank is 124/537)
16 (115th congress. Rank is 163/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 168/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s253-114 A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens. 114 house True 2016-09-27 2015-06-10 False