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

Terri Sewell

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State AL
Effectiveness Score B
Committees

Committee Rank: 384/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence HLIG Member 3
House Committee on Ways and Means HSWM Member 14
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 90.1% (113th congress. Rank is 49/537)
91.11% (114th congress. Rank is 95/537)
93.33% (115th congress. Rank is 162/537)
Missed Votes 30 (113th congress. Rank is 170/537)
87 (114th congress. Rank is 448/537)
16 (115th congress. Rank is 154/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 160/537,137/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr360-113 To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, in recognition of the 50th commemoration of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church where the 4 little Black girls lost their lives, which served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. 113 house True 2013-04-24 2013-05-09 2013-05-15
hconres109-114 Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to the foot soldiers who participated in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. 114 house True 2016-02-03 False
hr360-113 To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, in recognition of the 50th commemoration of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church where the 4 little Black girls lost their lives, which served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. 113 senate True 2013-04-24 2013-05-09 2013-05-15
hr4777-114 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1301 Alabama Avenue in Selma, Alabama as the "Amelia Boynton Robinson Post Office Building". 114 house True 2016-06-21 2016-07-14 2016-07-19