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

Richard C. Shelby

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State AL
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 14/530

Committee Chair Rank: 4/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Member 11
Joint Committee on the Library JSLC Vice Chairman 1
Joint Committee on Printing JSPR Chairman 1
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Chairman 1
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Member 2
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration SSRA Member 5
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 87.76% (114th congress. Rank is 39/537)
97.92% (115th congress. Rank is 483/537)
Missed Votes 20 (114th congress. Rank is 189/537)
3 (115th congress. Rank is 314/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres19-113 A resolution congratulating the University of Alabama Crimson Tide for winning the 2012 Bowl Championship Series National Championship. 113 senate True 2013-01-28 False