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

Mark Sanford

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

Committee Rank: 187/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 8
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 5
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 16
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 86.12% (113th congress. Rank is 21/537)
85.15% (114th congress. Rank is 26/537)
87.15% (115th congress. Rank is 36/537)
Missed Votes 15 (113th congress. Rank is 71/537)
39 (114th congress. Rank is 295/537)
24 (115th congress. Rank is 255/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 214/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4803-113 To require the Transportation Security Administration to conform to existing Federal law and regulations regarding criminal investigator positions, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-07-22 False