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 Ratcliffe

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

Committee Rank: 111/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Homeland Security HSHM Member 10
House Committee on the Judiciary HSJU Member 16
House Committee on Ethics HSSO Member 5
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.85% (114th congress. Rank is 190/537)
94.22% (115th congress. Rank is 253/537)
Missed Votes 8 (114th congress. Rank is 434/537)
10 (115th congress. Rank is 60/537)
Bills Sponsored 5 (Bill ranking is 26/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5388-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-21 False
hr4768-114 To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions. 114 house True 2016-07-12 False
hr3490-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-11-30 False
hr5389-114 To encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and technology innovators, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-21 False
hr3578-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to strengthen and make improvements to the Directorate of Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-12-10 False