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 Sarbanes

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State MD
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 294/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 18
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 12
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.77% (113th congress. Rank is 124/537)
96.78% (114th congress. Rank is 425/537)
95.22% (115th congress. Rank is 336/537)
Missed Votes 30 (113th congress. Rank is 169/537)
22 (114th congress. Rank is 210/537)
5 (115th congress. Rank is 408/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,276/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3680-114 To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs. 114 house True 2016-05-11 False