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

Joe Wilson

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

Committee Rank: 126/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Armed Services HSAS Member 3
House Committee on Education and the Workforce HSED Vice Chair 2
House Committee on Foreign Affairs HSFA Member 6
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.85% (113th congress. Rank is 295/537)
97.16% (114th congress. Rank is 452/537)
98.33% (115th congress. Rank is 507/537)
Missed Votes 35 (113th congress. Rank is 196/537)
22 (114th congress. Rank is 208/537)
3 (115th congress. Rank is 316/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,230/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hres806-114 Expressing condolences for the killing of the British Member of Parliament (MP) Jo Cox. 114 house True 2016-07-06 False