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

Sheldon Whitehouse

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State RI
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 12/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control SCNC Member 2
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe JCSE Member 2
Senate Committee on the Budget SSBU Member 5
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Member 4
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 13
Senate Committee on the Judiciary SSJU Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.81% (114th congress. Rank is 256/537)
95.06% (115th congress. Rank is 325/537)
Missed Votes 1 (114th congress. Rank is 34/537)
3 (115th congress. Rank is 317/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 75/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres574-113 A resolution designating the week of September 20 through September 27, 2014, as "National Estuaries Week". 113 senate True 2014-09-18 False
s2393-114 A bill to extend temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-03-21 2015-12-10 2016-03-31
s1523-114 A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-04-26 2015-08-05 2016-05-18
s524-114 A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use. 114 house True 2016-05-17 2016-03-10 2016-07-14