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

Sheila Jackson Lee

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State TX
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 151/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 13
House Committee on Homeland Security HSHM Member 2
House Committee on the Judiciary HSJU Member 3
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.01% (113th congress. Rank is 135/537)
95.09% (114th congress. Rank is 276/537)
93.46% (115th congress. Rank is 179/537)
Missed Votes 90 (113th congress. Rank is 328/537)
164 (114th congress. Rank is 141/537)
30 (115th congress. Rank is 319/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 207/537,54/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr2795-114 To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a study on the circumstances which may impact the effectiveness and availability of first responders before, during, or after a terrorist threat or event. 114 house True 2015-12-10 False
hr710-114 To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to prepare a comprehensive security assessment of the transportation security card program, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-02-10 2016-12-10 2016-12-15
hr4240-114 To require an independent review of the operation and administration of the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and subsets of the TSDB, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-04-27 False
hr78-113 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the "George Thomas 'Mickey' Leland Post Office Building". 113 senate True 2014-09-08 2014-12-08 2014-12-10