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

Pete Sessions

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

Committee Rank: 389/530

Committee Chair Rank: 58/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Rules HSRU Chair 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.61% (113th congress. Rank is 321/537)
97.23% (114th congress. Rank is 455/537)
98.56% (115th congress. Rank is 517/537)
Missed Votes 11 (113th congress. Rank is 29/537)
24 (114th congress. Rank is 217/537)
10 (115th congress. Rank is 64/537)
Bills Sponsored 37 (Bill ranking is 1/537,12/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hres748-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5682) to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. 113 house True 2014-11-13 False
hres475-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3193) to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from February 13, 2014, through February 24, 2014; and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-02-11 False
hres575-113 Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 567) providing for the Establishment of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. 113 house True 2014-05-08 False
hres451-113 To inform the Senate that a quorum of the House has assembled. 113 house True 2014-01-07 False
hres775-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 2244) to extend the termination date of the Terrorism Insurance Program established under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and providing for proceedings during the period from December 12, 2014, through January 3, 2015. 113 house True 2014-12-10 False
hres567-113 Providing for the Establishment of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. 113 house True 2014-05-08 False
hres450-113 Providing for a committee to notify the President of the assembly of the House of Representatives. 113 house True 2014-01-07 False
hres368-113 Relating to consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-10-01 False
hres295-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-07-11 False
hconres15-113 Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate. 113 house True 2013-02-15 2013-02-15 False
hres727-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 22, 2014, through November 11, 2014. 113 house True 2014-09-18 False
hres470-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3590) to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-02-04 False
hres391-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 992) to amend provisions in section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to Federal assistance for swaps entities, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2374) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide protections for retail customers, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-10-29 False
hres629-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4413) to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end users manage risks to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-06-19 False
hres452-113 Providing for the hour of meeting of the House. 113 house True 2014-01-07 False
hr3273-113 To establish a bicameral working group on deficit reduction and economic growth. 113 house True 2013-10-08 False
hres361-113 Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-09-28 False
hres216-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1062) to improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders. 113 house True 2013-05-17 False
hres9-113 Fixing the daily hour of meeting of the First Session of the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress. 113 house True 2013-01-03 False
hres649-114 Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 639) authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674. 114 house True 2016-03-17 False
hres449-113 Electing the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives. 113 house True 2014-01-07 False
hres367-113 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules. 113 house True 2013-09-30 False
hres271-113 Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1947) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-06-19 False
hres39-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 325) to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-01-23 False
hres796-114 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4768) to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions; providing for proceedings during the period from June 23, 2016, through July 4, 2016; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. 114 house True 2016-07-05 False
hres602-114 Electing certain Members to standing committees of the House of Representatives. 114 house True 2016-02-04 False
hres373-113 Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 89) making appropriations for the salaries and related expenses of certain Federal employees during a lapse in funding authority for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3273) to establish a bicameral working group on deficit reduction and economic growth, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 90) making continuing appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-10-08 False
hres351-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 687) to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1526) to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3102) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act 2008; and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-09-19 False
hres202-113 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 807) to require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached. 113 house True 2013-05-08 False
hconres15-113 Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate. 113 senate True 2013-02-15 2013-02-15 False
hres701-114 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4498) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law. 114 house True 2016-04-27 False
hres366-113 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J.Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3210) making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown. 113 house True 2013-09-28 False
hres255-113 Requesting the Senate to return to the House of Representatives the bill H.R. 2217. 113 house True 2013-06-11 False
hconres1-113 Regarding consent to assemble outside the seat of government. 113 house True 2013-01-03 False
hres797-114 Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2577) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from June 23, 2016, through July 4, 2016; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. 114 house True 2016-06-23 False
hres844-114 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2357) to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise Form S-3 so as to add listing and registration of a class of common equity securities on a national securities exchange as an additional basis for satisfying the requirements of General Instruction I.B.1. of such form and to remove such listing and registration as a requirement of General Instruction I.B.6. of such form, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5424) to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend its rules to modernize certain requirements relating to investment advisers, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-08 False
hres609-114 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3442) to provide further means of accountability of the United States debt and promote fiscal responsibility, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3293) to provide for greater accountability in Federal funding for scientific research, to promote the progress of science in the United States that serves that national interest. 114 house True 2016-02-10 False