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

Adrian Smith

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State NE
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 299/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on House Administration HSHA Member 5
House Committee on Ways and Means HSWM Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 97.03% (113th congress. Rank is 328/537)
96.87% (114th congress. Rank is 432/537)
97.42% (115th congress. Rank is 464/537)
Missed Votes 15 (113th congress. Rank is 77/537)
15 (114th congress. Rank is 119/537)
26 (115th congress. Rank is 276/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 247/537,279/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr954-114 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded through the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program. 114 house True 2016-09-27 False
hr4562-113 To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska. 113 house True 2014-07-22 False