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

Bruce Westerman

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State AR
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 98/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 12
House Committee on Natural Resources HSII Member 15
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 27
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 97.42% (114th congress. Rank is 465/537)
97.02% (115th congress. Rank is 445/537)
Missed Votes 5 (114th congress. Rank is 343/537)
2 (115th congress. Rank is 198/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 138/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3931-114 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 620 Central Avenue Suite 1A in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, as the "Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown United States Post Office". 114 house True 2016-05-23 2016-07-14 2016-07-19
hr2647-114 To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act and improve forest management activities in units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-07-09 False