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

Jason Smith

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

Committee Rank: 300/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 15
House Committee on Ways and Means HSWM Member 18
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.15% (113th congress. Rank is 310/537)
95.66% (114th congress. Rank is 330/537)
94.9% (115th congress. Rank is 313/537)
Missed Votes 8 (113th congress. Rank is 309/537)
12 (114th congress. Rank is 78/537)
17 (115th congress. Rank is 172/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 537/537,72/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr1155-114 To provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-01-07 False
hr4885-114 To require that user fees collected by the Internal Revenue Service be deposited into the general fund of the Treasury. 114 house True 2016-04-20 False
hr5659-114 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to expanding Medicare Advantage coverage for individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 114 house True 2016-09-21 False