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

F. James Sensenbrenner

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

Committee Rank: 245/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Foreign Affairs HSFA Member 20
House Committee on the Judiciary HSJU Member 2
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.23% (113th congress. Rank is 71/537)
90.94% (114th congress. Rank is 88/537)
95.21% (115th congress. Rank is 335/537)
Missed Votes 17 (113th congress. Rank is 86/537)
0 (114th congress. Rank is 8/537)
6 (115th congress. Rank is 441/537)
Bills Sponsored 5 (Bill ranking is 113/537,129/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5046-114 To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-12 False
hr1428-114 To extend Privacy Act remedies to citizens of certified states, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-10-20 2016-02-09 2016-02-12
hr1073-113 To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for protection of maritime navigation and prevention of nuclear terrorism, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-05-20 False
hr1944-113 To protect private property rights. 113 house True 2014-02-26 False
hr3361-113 To reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-05-22 False