A new report card from GovTrack.us tells us that Rep. Kristi Noem missed only 3% of 641 votes in the House in 2013. Never mind that she voted wrong more than 3% of the time; we should just be glad she's showing up. Still, 160 Reps have fewer missed votes.
But her showing up isn't doing much for South Dakota or the country. Rep. Noem introduced 14 bills (ranking her 92nd in the House) but got only one bill out of committee and none enacted into law. Getting a law enacted is tough: only 46 Reps got a law enacted.
She doesn't play all that well with others: she fixed her name to 110 other bills as a cosponsor, but that's actually remarkably low, ranking her 343rd.
Rep. Noem ranks 124th for conservatism in the House. She scores a 0.72 on a scale where Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) scores 0 and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) scores a 1.
Flying her South Dakota colors, Rep. Noem scores a zero on government transparency, supporting none of the 20 bills that GovTrack identifies as important government transparency legislation.
And whatever you think of scorecards, remember: we still have no farm bill....