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

Bennie Thompson

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

Committee Rank: 459/530

Committee Chair Rank: 65/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Homeland Security HSHM Ranking Member 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.5% (113th congress. Rank is 80/537)
94.89% (114th congress. Rank is 262/537)
94.12% (115th congress. Rank is 245/537)
Missed Votes 51 (113th congress. Rank is 246/537)
52 (114th congress. Rank is 348/537)
25 (115th congress. Rank is 265/537)
Bills Sponsored 5 (Bill ranking is 115/537,141/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4780-114 To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a comprehensive strategy for Department of Homeland Security operations abroad, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-16 False
hr1204-113 To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-12-10 2014-12-09 2014-12-12
hr1204-113 To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-12-10 2014-12-09 2014-12-12
hr579-113 To designate the United States courthouse located at 501 East Court Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the "R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse". 113 house True 2014-12-08 False
hr959-114 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-09-16 False