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

Jon Tester

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State MT
Effectiveness Score A-
Committees

Committee Rank: 22/530

Committee Chair Rank: 68/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Member 4
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs SLIA Member 3
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Member 6
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Member 13
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs SSVA Ranking Member 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 89.22% (114th congress. Rank is 56/537)
87.99% (115th congress. Rank is 40/537)
Missed Votes 1 (114th congress. Rank is 35/537)
5 (115th congress. Rank is 419/537)
Bills Sponsored 9 (Bill ranking is 144/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres397-113 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States during Public Service Recognition Week. 113 senate True 2014-03-25 False
s1580-114 A bill to allow additional appointing authorities to select individuals from competitive service certificates. 114 house True 2016-02-29 2015-09-17 2016-03-15
sres590-113 A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States. 113 senate True 2014-11-20 False
s719-114 A bill to rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center. 114 house True 2016-04-18 2016-03-16 2016-04-20
s1691-113 A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to improve the security of the United States border and to provide for reforms and rates of pay for border patrol agents. 113 senate True 2014-12-10 2014-09-18 2014-12-12
sres176-113 A resolution designating July 12, 2013, as "Collector Car Appreciation Day" and recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States. 113 senate True 2013-06-19 False
s2061-113 A bill to prevent conflicts of interest relating to contractors providing background investigation fieldwork services and investigative support services. 113 senate True 2014-09-18 False
sres99-113 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States during Public Service Recognition Week. 113 senate True 2013-04-16 False
s1276-113 A bill to increase oversight of the Revolving Fund of the Office of Personnel Management, strengthen the authority to terminate or debar employees and contractors involved in misconduct affecting the integrity of security clearance background investigations, enhance transparency regarding the criteria utilized by Federal departments and agencies to determine when a security clearance is required, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2013-10-10 False