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 Shimkus

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State IL
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 390/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.41% (113th congress. Rank is 152/537)
94.29% (114th congress. Rank is 216/537)
96.03% (115th congress. Rank is 387/537)
Missed Votes 69 (113th congress. Rank is 287/537)
11 (114th congress. Rank is 62/537)
9 (115th congress. Rank is 529/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 537/537,68/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr805-114 To prohibit the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from relinquishing responsibility over the Internet domain name system until the Comptroller General of the United States submits to Congress a report on the role of the NTIA with respect to such system. 114 house True 2015-06-23 False
hr2576-114 To modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-24 2015-12-17 2016-06-14
hr3262-114 To provide for the conveyance of land of the Illiana Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Danville, Illinois. 114 house True 2016-02-09 2016-02-22 2016-02-25