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

Heidi Heitkamp

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State ND
Effectiveness Score A-

Committee Rank: 18/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Member 7
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs SLIA Member 5
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 8
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control SCNC Member 3
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs SSGA Member 3
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship SSSB Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 78.6% (114th congress. Rank is 12/537)
76.17% (115th congress. Rank is 6/537)
Missed Votes 2 (114th congress. Rank is 176/537)
2 (115th congress. Rank is 212/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 80/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s546-114 A bill to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council to provide recommendations on emergency responder training and resources relating to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-11-29 2016-05-09 2016-12-14
s246-114 A bill to establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-12 2015-06-01 2016-10-03
sres293-113 A resolution designating the week beginning on November 18, 2013, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week". 113 senate True 2013-11-13 False
sres169-113 A resolution designating the month of June 2013 as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month". 113 senate True 2013-06-12 False