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

John Thune

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role Conference Chair (115th congress)
State SD
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 135/530

Committee Chair Rank: 67/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 7
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Chairman 1
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.97% (114th congress. Rank is 154/537)
98.71% (115th congress. Rank is 523/537)
Missed Votes 4 (114th congress. Rank is 302/537)
0 (115th congress. Rank is 32/537)
Bills Sponsored 8 (Bill ranking is 33/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s304-114 A bill to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information. 114 house True 2016-07-13 2015-04-28 False
s2086-113 A bill to address current emergency shortages of propane and other home heating fuels and to provide greater flexibility and information for Governors to address such emergencies in the future. 113 house True 2014-06-23 2014-05-21 2014-06-25
s3395-114 A bill to require limitations on prescribed burns. 114 house True 2016-12-05 2016-11-17 2016-12-07
sres566-113 A resolution celebrating the 125th anniversary of the State of South Dakota. 113 senate True 2014-09-18 False
s1461-114 A bill to provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2015. 114 house True 2015-12-08 2015-09-10 2015-12-09
sres381-113 A resolution congratulating the athletes from the United States who participated in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games as members of the United States Olympic Team. 113 senate True 2014-03-11 False
s808-114 A bill to establish the Surface Transportation Board as an independent establishment, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-12-10 2015-06-18 2015-12-15
sres278-113 A resolution designating October 2013 as "School Bus Safety Month". 113 senate True 2013-10-30 False