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

William M. Thornberry

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State TX
Effectiveness Score C

Committee Rank: 486/530

Committee Chair Rank: 66/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Armed Services HSAS Chair 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.37% (113th congress. Rank is 316/537)
96.27% (114th congress. Rank is 390/537)
98.2% (115th congress. Rank is 499/537)
Missed Votes 6 (113th congress. Rank is 265/537)
12 (114th congress. Rank is 76/537)
7 (115th congress. Rank is 464/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,142/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr2130-114 To provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-12-09 False
hr4909-114 To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-18 False