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

John Katko

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State NY
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 208/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Homeland Security HSHM Member 7
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 19
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 85.3% (114th congress. Rank is 27/537)
88.13% (115th congress. Rank is 41/537)
Missed Votes 19 (114th congress. Rank is 169/537)
32 (115th congress. Rank is 327/537)
Bills Sponsored 8 (Bill ranking is 9/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5338-114 To reduce passenger wait times at airports, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-07 False
hr4408-114 To require the development of a national strategy to combat terrorist travel, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-02-23 False
hr4407-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate departmental intelligence, activities, and policy related to counterterrorism, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-16 False
hr3584-114 To authorize, streamline, and identify efficiencies within the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-02-23 False
hr4985-114 To amend the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act to protect classified information in Federal court challenges. 114 house True 2016-05-10 False
hr4202-114 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York. 114 house True 2016-09-06 False
hr2843-114 To require certain improvements in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck expedited screening program, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-07-27 False
hr4698-114 To enhance aviation by requiring airport security assessments and a security coordination enhancement plan, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-04-26 False