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

Jim Risch

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State ID
Effectiveness Score B
Committees

Committee Rank: 9/530

Committee Chair Rank: 55/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Select Committee on Ethics SLET Member 3
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control SCNC Member 3
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence SLIN Member 2
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations SSFR Member 2
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship SSSB Chairman 1
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources SSEG Member 3
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 88.96% (114th congress. Rank is 53/537)
95.84% (115th congress. Rank is 376/537)
Missed Votes 4 (114th congress. Rank is 306/537)
3 (115th congress. Rank is 311/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s276-113 A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the American Falls Reservoir. 113 house True 2014-09-11 2013-06-19 2014-09-16
s276-113 A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the American Falls Reservoir. 113 senate True 2014-09-11 2013-06-19 2014-09-16